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University of North Alabama Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of North Alabama Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of North Alabama was awarded 17 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

UNA is ranked #1,098 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

UNA also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in Alabama ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNA?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of North Alabama is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 70%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to UNA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 515 and 610. Math scores were between 455 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Alabama  ( 515 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for University of North Alabama  ( 455 to 580 )
UNA received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for University of North Alabama  ( 19 to 25 )

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University of North Alabama Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, University of North Alabama is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of North Alabama is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of North Alabama

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of North Alabama has a freshmen retention rate of 76%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 11% for first-time, full-time students at UNA, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at UNA

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,153 undergraduates at UNA with 5,023 being full-time and 1,130 being part-time.

UNA Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

UNA scored 50.67 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  50.67 out of 100
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How Much Does University of North Alabama Cost?

The overall average net price of UNA is $12,557. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNA

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,474 $11,496 $12,295 $14,573 $15,433

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UNA, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNA, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $8,451 a year. That adds up to $33,804 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNA is 11.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UNA Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UNA make about $37,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at University of North Alabama make the most money.

Location of University of North Alabama

University of North Alabama is a public institution situated in Florence, Alabama. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of University of North Alabama

Contact details for UNA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632-0001
Phone: 256-765-4100

University of North Alabama Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 46 majors graduated from University of North Alabama. Of these students, 1,208 received undergraduate degrees and 439 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 137 $50,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 119 $35,200
Business Administration & Management 79 $30,900
Communication & Media Studies 65 $22,400
Accounting 60 $37,300
Health & Physical Education 58 NA
Social Work 57 $26,700
Marketing 49 $32,700
Finance & Financial Management 46 NA
General Biology 36 $28,400

Learn more about the majors offered at University of North Alabama along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UNA

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 4,379 students took at least one online class at University of North Alabama. This is an increase from the 3,706 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,379 1,617
2016-2017 3,706 1,140
2015-2016 3,432 1,104
2014-2015 3,079 1,035
2013-2014 2,655 924

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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