University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama (UNA) traces its roots to 1830 and LaGrange College, the first state-chartered college in the state of Alabama. Today, UNA is a thriving, modern institution of more than 9,500 students with 14 Division I athletic teams, and one live lion – our beloved mascot, Leo. UNA offers fully-accredited, high-quality instruction by professional faculty members who are attentive and encouraging. International students from more than 45 countries are represented at the University of North Alabama. UNA's traditional, residential, garden-style campus located in Florence, Alabama, provides international students with an American college experience that includes being part of an active student body. UNA's Office of International Affairs ensures international students receive a warm welcome full of "Southern Hospitality" and the staff is committed to student success and well being.

UNA, where Quality Meets Affordability

The University of North Alabama (UNA) traces its roots to 1830 and LaGrange College, the first state-chartered college in the state of Alabama. Today, UNA is a thriving, modern institution of more than 9,500 students with 14 Division I athletic teams, and one live lion – our beloved mascot, Leo. UNA offers fully-accredited, high-quality instruction by professional faculty members who are attentive and encouraging. International students from more than 45 countries are represented at the University of North Alabama. UNA's traditional, residential, garden-style campus located in Florence, Alabama, provides international students with an American college experience that includes being part of an active student body. UNA's Office of International Affairs ensures international students receive a warm welcome full of "Southern Hospitality" and the staff is committed to student success and well being.

The University of North Alabama has something to offer everyone. UNA is an affordable choice in higher education with 95% of international students receiving scholarships.


UNA International Students - First Experiences


UNA by the Numbers:

  • 9,500+ students
  • Founded in 1830 - Alabama’s oldest 4-year university
  • 19 to 1 student to professor ratio
  • 95% of international students receive scholarship
  • 45+ countries represented on campus
  • 140+ student organizations
  • 14 NCAA Division 1 sports teams
  • 1 live lion named Leo

Academics

The University of North Alabama offers bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. programs in more than 140 areas of study. UNA also offers minor programs of study and micro-credentials with 100% online delivery and the unique opportunity of pursuing American and Chinese double degrees through the 4+0 and 2+0 programs. Our most popular majors include:

Undergraduate: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Information Technology, Instructional Design, Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Entertainment Industry, Psychology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Hygiene.

Graduate: MBA, Accountancy, Health and Human Performance, Geographic Information Systems, Professional Studies.


Costs and Scholarships

As a public institution, the University of North Alabama offers an excellent education at an affordable cost and 95% of international students receive scholarships at the time of admission.

Full-price undergraduate tuition and fees equal approximately $10,500 per semester ($21,000 per academic year). New undergraduate students are eligible for $4,000 per semester, which is a savings of 40%! In their second year of study, the scholarship amount can increase to $5,000 per semester with qualifying GPA. Costs are based on 15 credit hours per semester (30 credit hours per academic year).

Full-price graduate tuition and fees equal approximately $7,230 per semester ($14,460 per academic year). New graduate students are eligible for $2,500 per semester, which is a savings of $35%! In their second year of study, the scholarship amount can increase to $3,500 per semester with qualifying academic performance. Costs are based on 9 credit hours per semester (18 credit hours per academic year).

In addition, international students are eligible for a 12-month housing scholarship valued at $4,400. Students can choose double occupancy in Rice Hall and have completely FREE housing, or apply the value to other university residences for a deep discount.

Calculate your cost using our TUITION CALCULATOR. Select your education level and then select International.

Hope you will decide to join us at UNA, where Quality Meets Affordability. 


About Alabama

At the University of North Alabama, educational excellence thrives in the rich cultural heritage of the Shoals region of Alabama (population 100,000+). Florence, Alabama is ranked as the one of the South’s Best College Towns and boasts a beautiful natural setting on the Tennessee River. Students enjoy the riverfront park, hiking and kayaking off campus or going on an easy drive to several major cities, such as Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville and Nashville. UNA’s campus is a hub of local activity complemented by the adjacent historic district and vibrant downtown area of shops and restaurants. Florence is an ideal and affordable setting in which to live and study.

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Tuition

$15,000—$20,000 Year

Fast facts

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Affiliation

Public

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Top Programs

Business Administration, Computer Science, Health and Wellness

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Type of School

University



  • School Size

    Medium
  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed
  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes
  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes
  • Setting

    Small/College town
  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, SACS, SACSCOC, AACSB, NASM, ABET
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment
  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+, PTE Academic: 45+, Duolingo: 90+, ELS: Level 111

Florence AL
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1 Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5058 Florence, AL

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