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The University of North Alabama traces its roots to 1830 and LaGrange College, the first state-chartered college in Alabama. Today UNA is a thriving, modern institution of over 8,000+ students and one live lion, their beloved mascot Leo. Located in beautiful, safe Florence, Alabama, UNA offers fully-accredited, high-quality instruction from full-time, professional faculty in small classes, giving students the personal connection and encouragement to achieve great things. 

International students can get the American college experience with a traditional garden-style, residential campus, active student body, Division I athletic teams and caring faculty and staff. Students are personally assisted by staff in the Office of International Affairs to ensure a warm welcome full of “Southern Hospitality” and a continuing commitment to student success and well-being.

Why The University of North Alabama?

  • Location: Florence, Alabama is ranked as the one of the South’s Best College Towns and boasts of 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.
  • Campus Life: UNA’s vibrant campus offers many opportunities to get involved, and students at the University of North Alabama receive a complete educational,social, and cultural experience during their time here. Through over 150 student clubs and organizations, there are opportunities for every student’s interest and background.
  • International Student Services: International students are a vital part of campus life at UNA, and the International Student Services Team of the Office of International Affairs provides a variety of assistance for students as they arrive and adjust to U.S
  • Reputation: UNA is nationally-ranked as a top tier public university, and is listed in "U.S. News and World Report America's Best Colleges" as an institution that offers a quality education at an affordable price.
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