UNA AT A GLANCE
The University of North Alabama
Alabama United States offers fully accredited programs in four different colleges, which are recognized worldwide. With a student/faculty ratio of 23:1, the 5, 900 students at UNA are never packed into massive lecture halls or never lost in a sea of nameless classmates. All classes at UNA are taught by faculty members (not graduate students), so students and professors are able to build lasting relationships. Tuition and fees at UNA are remarkably reasonable. UNA has been listed in U. S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" as an institution that offers a quality education at an affordable price. Tuition, room, meals, all fees, insurance, books and supplies currently do not exceed $6, 250 per semester.
UNA is located in the city of Florence, in the northwest corner of the state of Alabama. In addition to its magnificent history, Florence has the advantage of being situated on two lakes formed by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dams on the Tennessee River and is, therefore, an important point for boaters, anglers, and water sports enthusiasts. According to a recent FBI Crime Report, the city of Florence is ranked as one of the safest cities in the United States.
The University of North Alabama is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and its world-class professional colleges of Business, Education, and Nursing and Allied Health have additional levels of professional accreditation. This makes obtaining a degree from UNA all the more valuable. In addition, various academic programs in the outstanding College of Arts and Sciences at the University have specialized accreditation or certification. These include art, chemistry, industrial hygiene, music, and social work. UNA has been ranked by the publishers of U. S. News and World Report as a "Best Buy College" in the publications America's Best Colleges.
CENTER FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING
UNA offers Intensive English Study for students with low intermediate through advanced level competencies in English. Classes are broken down into Listening, Speaking, Reading/Vocabulary, Grammar/Writing and TOEFL Preparation. Students also spend two hours four days a week in the Multimedia Language Lab. UNA also offers, free of charge, additional supplemental English Language classes which students may attend. These two hour supplemental classes focus on listening/speaking or reading/writing skills and incorporate various aspects of American culture. In addition, students in levels four and five audit regular academic classes for the last three weeks of the semester to help these students transition smoothly into regular academic program from English Language classes. Each semester consists of two eight week terms with an English placement test being given at the end of each term. It is possible for students to advance a level after each placement test.
provides activities, entertainment, and a variety of programs of general interest and of cultural value for its students. These experiences offer students opportunities for developing social skills, leadership skills, and volunteerism while providing activities for stress- relief and fun.
Over 110 student organizations help students to experience real American campus life.
Residence halls located on the campus and operated by the University provide excellent accommodations for all students. In order to provide the best conditions for our students, all University-provided housing has controlled access and other safety and security measures. All University-provided housing has controlled access and other safety and security measures to provide the best conditions for our students. Students can walk from residence halls to classes, laboratories, sports facilities, the student union, and other locations within 10 minutes. Every effort is made to pair international students with American students. In addition to traditional residence halls, the University owns and operates four new suite-style residence halls and a number of townhouse apartments.
Location: Florence, Alabama, USA
Climate: Average High 23°C- Low 9°C
Founded in: 1830
Fall: End of June, Spring: End of November, and Summer: End of April
ranked as one of the top 5 safest cities according to the FBI.
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