University of North Alabama

1 Harrison Plaza, Florence, United States
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Overview of University of North Alabama

About this school

The University of North Alabama is a public institution. Founded in 1830 as LaGrange College, it became a state normal school in 1872, adopted coeducation in 1874, and became a university in 1967. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing. Its 125-acre campus is located in a residential section of Florence.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,221
    • Men:2,529 Men (40.7%)
    • Women:3,692 Women (59.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of North Alabama is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Harrison Plaza
City, State, Zip
Florence, AL 35632-0001
Phone
(256) 765-4608
Fax
(256) 765-4329
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
13 approved units from high school academic core required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
70% of 3,969 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 2,462 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 1,507 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,684 (60%) of 2,787 admitted students enrolled
Women
990 (56%) of 1,766 admitted students enrolled
Men
694 (68%) of 1,021 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.43
375 And Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
514 average |455-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
28%
• Score 400 - 500
56%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
52%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,370|Out-of-state: $18,680 (46.39%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,684 (34.37%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,500 (6.71%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,800 (12.53%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of North Alabama accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline June 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 30
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
980 (88.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
970 (99.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
934 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
28 (3.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$8,735
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 495 (53.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,605
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 526 (56.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,972
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 597 (63.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
156 (14.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,917

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,958 (77.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,911 (98.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,789 (96.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
144 (3.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$8,629
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,180 (57.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,677
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,416 (63.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,719
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,892 (49.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
427 (8.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,870

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,283
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


266

Part-Time Faculty


163

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


49%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 19% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
754,517
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
925
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of North Alabama provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


16.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


37.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


44.1%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • History, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (30)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Public History
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


39,447

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Huntsville

Campus Size


200 acres

Weather


Temperature
29.2 average low in January, 86.6 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Florence
Nearest Train Station
125 mile(s) from campus in Birmingham

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


29% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


71%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Lions
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, equestrian sports, football, rugby, soccer, swimming and diving, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of North Alabama offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, phi mu, alpha gamma delta, zeta tau alpha, alpha delta pi, student government association

Sororities


18% of women participate

Fraternities


11% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,150

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,221
Women
3,692
Men
2,529

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.6% Asian
  • 15.6% Black/African-American
  • 3.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.8% White
  • 2.1% Unknown

International Students


2.5% from 38 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,236

Student Resources

Study resources