University of North Alabama (UNA)

Institution Location

One Harrison Plaza UNA Box 5004
Florence, Alabama

Accrediting Agency

  • SACS: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • ACBSP: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • ABET: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • ACEJMC: Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • CAEP: Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation
  • CSWS: The Council on social Work Education
  • NASM: The National Association of Schools of Music
  • NASAD: The National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • CCNE: The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • CACREP: The Council of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • NKBA: The National Kitchen and Bath Association

Institution Type

  • Baccalaureate University/College (4 year)
  • Masters University/College
  • ESL Certificate Program


Fall Deadline: July 01, 2017
Spring Deadline: November 01, 2017
Summer Deadline: April 15, 2017

Contact Info

Dr. Chunsheng Zhang, Senior Vice Provost for International Affairs
Phone: 256-765-4898
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Founded in 1830, the University of North Alabama (UNA) is the state’s oldest four-year public university and one of the oldest universities in the United Students.  UNA offers a variety of academic programs that are very popular with international students which included AACSB accredited BBA and MBA, ABET accredited Chemistry/Industrial Hygiene and Computer Science programs, 7 STEM programs, and large choices of Fine Arts and Liberal Arts programs.  UNA has a strong commitment to academic quality and student experiences, an effort reflected in the 2008 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges, which ranked the University as a top tier public university and one of the Safest College Campuses 2015 from


Specialized Programs

  • MBA
  • MS in Geospatial Science
  • BS in Computer Science

Carnegie Classifications

  • Basic: Master’s Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
  • Undergraduate Instructional Program: Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
  • Graduate Instructional Program: Postbaccalaureate: Business-dominant, with Arts & Sciences

Research Programs

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Overview of the research emphasis of our institution/faculty/students

The Office of Sponsored Programs, in conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and Nursing has established ‘The University of North Alabama Undergraduate Research Program’ (URP).   URP is designed to encourage and support student-initiated research efforts and production projects that are focused in their field of study.

Research Area

  • Social and organizational aspects of information systems
  • Economic/cultural homogeneity
  • Sustainability studies
  • Social and behavior science
  • Education and in-service

Internships/Cooperative Education (COOP)

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Does your institution support Curricular Practical Training (CPT)?

Top Business Engagement Corporations

TNT Fireworks

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Education Abroad

English as a Second Language and Support Services

Does your institution offer academic admission to international students under the condition that applicants will meet the English Proficiency requirements prior to enrolling in their academic program?

Does your institution provide ESL Support Services?

If yes, do you require international students to take an English proficiency test before beginning their university program?


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Campus Life


  • American Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
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  • Student Government Association
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (Formerly Pre-Health Club) (AED)
  • Alpha Psi Omega, Zeta Rho Cast (APO)
  • American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)
  • Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta)
  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)
  • Global Navigators

Student Organization Information

International Student/Faculty Organizations

On-Campus Highlight

  • 35 countries represented by students
  • 59K+ students graduated from UNA
  • 10+ study abroad destination countries
  • 80% classes taught by full-time faculty
  • 140 active student organizations


  • Single Sex Housing
  • Co-ed Housing
  • Single Occupancy
  • Double Occupancy
  • Suite Single Occupancy
  • Suite Double Occupancy
  • Housing for Disabled Students
  • Off Campus Housing
Academic Facilities Available

Library, Computer Labs, research labs, Recording Studio, Photo lab

Institution Demographics

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 5709
Total Graduate Enrollment: 1163
International Student Enrollment for UG/Graduate/Professional: 247 on campus and 172 Online (MBA from China)

Students from:

Within the state of Alabama 5278
From other US states 1175
From outside the US 419

Ethnicity Representation

African American/Black 13.3%
American Indian 1.0%
Asian 2.8%
Hispanic/Latino 2.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
White/Non-Hispanic 70.2%
Other 10%


Total Faculty 277
Faculty:Student 17:1
Male:Female Ratio 59:41

US Immigration Compliance Information

Does your institution issue I20 for F1 visa status and/or DS2019 for J1 visa status?

Cost and Financial Aid

International Student Costs

Category $ Per Year $ Per Semester
Undergraduate tuition (per semester)* -- $6,336
Graduate tuition (per semester)* -- $5,598
Room and Board (per semester)* -- $6,038
Required Fees (per year) $1,879 --
Average Book Expense (per year) $1,600 --

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International Financial Aid

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  • Athletic skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Music

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