University of North Alabama: Narrative Description

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One Harrison Plaza
Florence, AL 35632-0001
Tel: (256)765-4100
Free: 800-TAL-KUNA
Admissions: (256)765-4316
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1830. Setting: 125-acre urban campus. Endowment: $3.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4100 per student. Total enrollment: 5,961. Faculty: 298 (204 full-time, 94 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,856 applied, 80% were admitted. 44% from top quarter of their high school class, 76% from top half. Full-time: 4,240 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 960 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 43 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 10% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 19% 25 or older, 19% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3528 full-time, $139 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7055 full-time, $278 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $568 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $4140. College room only: $1960. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 75 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, University Program Council, Baptist campus ministries, Physical Education Majors Club, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling, Step Sing. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Collier Library with 358,393 books, 1 million microform titles, 3,126 serials, 9,898 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2 million. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 38,000. Florence is contiguous to the towns of Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and Muscle Shoals City; it is part of an urban center with a population of 134,000. Area lakes and camping sites attract vacationists and sportsmen from all over the nation. Florence is served by buses and airlines; has excellent public schools, churches, libraries, recreation facilities, cultural centers; several radio stations and a television station.

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