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International Student Admissions at UNA

About Us

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is a well-recognized, best-value public university, with over 187 years history. UNA is the state's oldest four-year public university, with a 21st century approach to education and student success. We are committed to provide students with excellent education at a competitive cost.
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  • University of North Alabama is located in Florence, AL, one of the safest cities in the United States.
  • UNA is listed in "US News and World Report America's Best Colleges" as an institution that offers a quality education at an affordable price.
  • UNA is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United States, founded in 1830.
  • UNA has small classes, which are taught by highly educated and experienced faculty members, not graduate students or teaching assistants.
  • The University of North Alabama offers comprehensive scholarship opportunities, including excellence (academic and leadership), service, performance (music and athletic), and talent scholarships.
  • Oldest university in Alabama (established in 1830) with a 21st century approach to education and student success: new Science and Technology Building, new Student Success Center, new majors and minors to prepare global citizens.
  • Affordable tuition and low cost of living with scholarship opportunities.
  • +7,400 students including +300 international from 40 countries.
  • Nationally-ranked as a top tier public university.
  • +40 undergraduate and 9 graduate accredited programs: College of Business AACSB accredited (Highest accreditation for business schools worldwide)
  • STEM Programs: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Physics, and many more other majors and minors.
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Admission

ESL (English as a Second Language)

The University of North Alabama's English as a Second Language (ESL) program will help you achieve your goals. We offer high quality instruction and personalized service for an affordable price. Through conditional admission, you can begin study in the US while you learn English and transition to academic studies easily and quickly after finishing ESL.

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Undergraduate

The University of North Alabama prides itself on strong academics supported by a dedicated faculty and staff. Toward that end we offer a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs coupled with excellent academic support services that meets the educational and career goals for all students. Our 275+ full-time faculty have as their highest priority serving as advisors and mentoring to the nearly 7,000 students who make up the student body at UNA.

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Graduate

The University of North Alabama offers courses of graduate study leading to degrees and/or professional certifications, so our students may increase their knowledge, further their careers, and succeed in their fields. Graduate degrees are offered in various programs and concentrations. The programs of graduate studies are offered by the University through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.

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Scholarship

As a public institution of higher education, the University of North Alabama provides quality education at an affordable cost. Generous scholarships from the University and private funds make the cost of attending even more affordable.

Academic Scholarship

ESL Scholarship

Global Learning Community Housing Scholarship

Study Abroad Scholarship

Navigator Scholarship