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University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama pursues its mission of engaging in teaching, research, and service in order to provide educational opportunities for students, an environment for discovery and creative accomplishment, and a variety of outreach activities meeting the professional, civic, social, cultural, and economic development needs of our region in the context of a global community.



  • Established in 1830
  • Alabama’s oldest public 4-year university 


  • Home to more than 300 students
  • Benefits include small classes, scholarships and many extracurricular opportunities.
  • More than 90% of Honors Program graduates are employed in their degree fields or are pursuing graduate degree work
  • More than 140 majors and concentrations
  • 80% of classes are taught by full-time faculty
  • Average class size is 24 students
  • 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio


The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (OIRPA) has, as its primary mission, the collection of data (from both internal and external sources); timely analysis, distribution, and presentation of this information for use in assessment and planning at UNA; and providing pertinent information for use in decision-making and policy formulation.

The Office coordinates and implements oversight of institutional effectiveness for the entire campus. This includes creating university-wide assessment reports, analyzing assessment data, providing ad hoc data reports for departments, and working effectively with university-wide committees to develop and maintain assessment plans.


The UNA Career Center is committed to empowering students and alumni in all phases of their career development.  In support of this mission, the Career Center serves as the primary resource on campus for career related information, providing necessary resources, services, and programs to facilitate successful career development as it relates to students, alumni, faculty, and employers.

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Student services

  • Integrity - adhere to professional standards of personal, academic, and intellectual integrity
  • Community - embrace the diversity of cultural backgrounds, personal characteristics, and life situations represented in this community
  • Social Justice - value and inspire a just and equitable environment for the free expression of ideas, opinions, thoughts, and differences in people. They understand that their actions serve as an example to students and therefore will challenge actions that may be harmful to and/or diminish the worth of others.
  • Respect - display respect for the rights and dignity of all
  • Responsibility - UNA staff members exhibit a high level of responsibility to self, to others, and to the community.

Housing services

The University of North Alabama offers students a unique educational experience through its on-campus living community. There are two basic types of housing available on campus: residence halls and university apartments. Each residence hall, a modern living facility, is a community designed to enrich and broaden the educational experiences of students. Living in residence halls provides the student an opportunity to develop lasting friendships, well worth remembering. The residence halls are designed to meet the physical needs of the residents, while providing activities and programs that contribute to the “total educational experience.”

Library services

Librarians' solutions to professors' challenges. Collier Library offers book and materials delivery to faculty, staff, and graduate students. By signing up for campus delivery, all interlibrary loan items will automatically be delivered. 

ICT services

You're now able to borrow phone charging cables, cameras, Wi-Fi hotspots, selfie sticks and much more!

Student Life

Campus life

  • Beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama—within walking distance of downtown restaurants, shops, and businesses
  • UNA is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals: Florence, Tuscumbia, Muscle Shoals, and Sheffield
  • The Shoals is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound

Sports facilities

  • UNA operates 14 renowned collegiate athletic programs in NCAA Division II's Gulf South Conference
  • UNA teams have collected more than 40 conference championships, dozens of No. 1 national rankings and seven national titles—ROAR LIONS!

Student clubs

  • The University of North Alabama’s Fraternity and Sorority Life is dedicated to enhancing the undergraduate fraternity and sorority experience by fostering an inclusive community, providing academic, personal, social, service, and leadership opportunities, and promoting a strong values-based Fraternity and Sorority community. 
  • Student organizations at UNA range from academic and honorary to community service and special interest focused. If there isn't an organization that fits your interests or needs, come see us! We would love to talk more with you about how you can get plugged in on campus, in your academic departments, or even create your own student organization.


  • The University of North Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees. 
  • AACSB International (AACSB)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP)

Florence, Alabama, United States

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