University of North Alabama Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of the University of North Alabama

Established in 1830 as LaGrange College, the University of North Alabama has a rich history, including the distinction of being the first state-supported teacher’s college in the South. The school’s 130-acre campus is situated in the historic district of Florence, Alabama, a town on the Tennessee River. The institution has a large selection of 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. Students are backed by a 19 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The UNA Lions play in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. If you visit the campus, be sure to check out Leo II and Una, the campus’s resident African lions.


  • Total Enrollment: 7,650 (6,196 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male/60% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,800 (in-state); $20,400
  • Books: $1,500
  • Room and Board: $4,760
  • Other Expenses: $2,800
  • Total Cost: $19,860 (in-state); $29,460 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,335
    • Loans: $6,618

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Social Sciences

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball

Overview of the University of North Alabama Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • University of North Alabama Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 510/610
    • SAT Math: 500/580
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 20/25
    • ACT English: 19/27
    • ACT Math: 17/24

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for the University of North Alabama, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If the University of North Alabama is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for the University of North Alabama, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Old Dominion University, Texas State University, Georgia State University, State University of New York at Fredonia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of California, Merced, Liberty University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than the University of North Alabama. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University

Applying to the University of North Alabama

Application Deadline: Rolling

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