University of North Alabama, 1 Harrison Plaza, Florence
The University of North Alabama is a coeducational university located in Florence, Alabama, and the state's oldest four-year public university.
Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. The four cities comprise a Show more... metropolitan area with a combined population of 140,000 people.
The University of North Alabama, which celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2005, has undergone numerous sweeping changes in the course of its long history. Originally founded as LaGrange College in 1830, it was reestablished in 1872 as the first state-supported teachers college south of the Ohio River. A year later, it became one of the nation's first coeducational colleges.
Within the last half century, the University of North Alabama has developed into a comprehensive regional university exerting a major influence over the cultural, social and economic life of Northwest Alabama and providing educational opportunities for students pursuing undergraduate and graduate majors offered through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Nursing and Health.
Ashley Lord UNA was the perfect place for me! I received a wonderful education and made friendships that will last a lifetime! My professors were wonderful and always had an open door policy and the student organizations I was involved with taught me wonderful leadership skills I will use for the rest of my life. I couldn't imagine going to college anywhere else!