University of North Alabama
Florence, AL, USA

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University of North Alabama
3.48 Average Rating

Monica from Huntsville, AL

researching this school
5 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The classrooms are small, so that means that you may be able to get more assistance from your teacher. I can't be curtain because I have not had the chance to sit in a classroom while a teacher was lecturing.
Will enjoy being here
The town is very small town. The mall is very small as well. Finding things to do will be hard if you don't know anyone there.
Bang for the buck
Although the town is small, the campus nice. It is safe campus and tuition is not very high.
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Sierra from Oxford, AL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
UNA is absolutely amazing and I love it here. The town surrounding it is great and filled with little places to visit like Trobridges. The campus is also great.
Tips for prospective students
Sign up early to get the better dorms if you're a freshman. Oh, and go to the first SOAR so you're one of the first to register.
Academic Rigor
It is college, it will be more challenging than highschool.
Dorm Life
The new dorms are great!
Food and Dining
Chick-fil-a and Starbucks are my life.
What to do for fun
UNA sends emails out to students about all events happening all over town, and believe me, there is plenty happening.
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a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Ask around about the classes and teachers or check out ratemyprofessor.com before you sign up for them.
Am enjoying being here
I definitely suggest living on campus if you want to make a lot of new friends.
Bang for the buck
awesome place and decent price for a university
Tips for prospective students
Start out with a good attitude and get involved with organizations on campus.
Great for these types of students
Great for people who prefer a smaller campus or are used to living in a smaller town, but poeple form big cities love it here too! :-)
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Ellen from Pinson, AL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
UNA is a great place to live and to go to school. It's small enough to walk across the campus but large enough where you have the opportunity to meet someone new every day. If you're looking for a place to go to college you should check out the University of North Alabama!
Tips for prospective students
There's a lot of stairs so be prepared for that.
There's good teachers and bad teachers, you'll get both but remember its only for a semester.
What to do for fun
There's always things to do at UNA. The town in close enough to walk to if you want a quick bite to eat and a little bit of shopping. Sororities and fraternities are always having events to raise money for their philanthropies and there's also fine arts shows quite often.
Bang for the buck
Get involved! There's tons to do on campus so don't waste your time being bored in your dorm room.
Clubs and Activities
Clubs and activities range from your average sorority and fraternity functions to the outdoor club which allows you to rent outdoor equipment if you want to go canoeing or camping.
Greek Life
Greek life is a big part of the campus and they are always having events than anyone is welcome to come to. Greek life isn't for everyone but you're encouraged to check it out anyways and are always welcome to their public events.
Campus Safety
There is a team on campus called SNAP. It's a service that runs at night where you can call and get someone to either walk you or drive you in a golf cart to the place you need to be so that you wont be alone. There are also blue poles and if you hit the button on the pole the UNA police will come to that destination right away.
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potentially_smart from Florence, AL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
UNA is a great school with high-standard academics and a close-knit student community. The campus and Florence area is beautiful place to live, and the area offers loads of entertainment.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to work hard and play hard... and be warned most teachers take attendance and have a rather strict attendance policy.
Academic Rigor
Teachers have very strong curricula and will push you to your potential. You will work hard, and learn a lot.
Dorm Life
The newly renovated Rice and Rivers are great to live in. However the experience as a whole is really defined my the Community Adviser in charge of your floor, and the people you room with. LaGrange has terrible bathrooms, but its way closer to your classes for those that are late-risers.
Food and Dining
Towers is okay to eat at, but I would invest more into your dining dollars. Places around the area is student-friendly and pretty good. Definitely eat at Montague's and RiceBox; a few of the Florence originals.
What to do for fun
Don't miss the Renaissance Faire in late October every year!! or any of the First Friday festivals that occur downtown every first Friday of the Month. TVA and Wildwood park have great nature trails for those that love the outdoors. Hammocking is a popular pastime.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Don't miss the Renaissance Faire in late October every year!! or any of the First Friday festivals that occur downtown every first Friday of the Month.
Great for these types of students
Geography, nursing, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Languages, Music
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Lindsey from Southside, AL

researching this school
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I got the chance to attend Preview day last year. I was highly impressed by the way I was treated by the professors and students. I really liked it.
Academic Rigor
I only visited on Preview Day.The courses offered seemed rigorous and plentiful.
Dorm Life
When I visited I did not get the chance to visit the inside of the dorm ,but from the outside they looked nice
Food and Dining
When I got visit on Preview Day, I had Chick-fil-a from the on campus location. It was without a doubt 10 out of 10
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Courtney from Dennis, MS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
UNA is perfect for any student wanting to go to a university but still go to a close and tight-knit school. UNA isn't too big and isn't too small. Everyone is friendly and the classes are small enough to get to know your peers.
Tips for prospective students
If you are considering UNA, you will have to go to SOAR, which is Orientation. Get to know people at SOAR, especially your counselors. They can tell you what classes to take and which teachers are best suited for you.
Academic Rigor
UNA isn't as hard as people make it out to be. You do have to study and work hard but with a normal amount of effort, anyone can excel.
Dorm Life
My friends seem to love the dorms, and everyone who lives there shares close bonds with their friends and roommates.
Food and Dining
The food and dining is excellent. The cafeteria is great, and the on-campus dining options such as Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, and Starbucks are very convenient as well.
What to do for fun
Florence is a great city. Everyone is friendly and there are plenty of options for entertainment. There is a movie theater nearby, as well as a bowling alley, and Flo-Bama, which is everyone's favorite place to eat and watch live music. The campus also offers leisure activities, such as an on-campus lounge for billiards and video games, as well as a free fitness and recreational center. There are also many great organizations to join. No one is ever bored here.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Florence and UNA are great for the history buff. It's a very old town, with roots before the Civil War, and many fascinating stories of the Civil War era. Also, one of the most unique things about UNA is that we have live mascots. There is a lion habitat on campus, which houses Leo III and Una, our two UNA lion mascots.
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Madison from Slocomb, AL

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am learning a great deal at the University of North Alabama. The instructors seem to genuinely care about your success in the classroom. I enjoy the fact that they take the extra time needed to make sure each student is reaching their full potential.
Am enjoying being here
I am enjoying being a student at the University of North Alabama. I do get homesick some, as I am six hours away from home. Even so, it has been relatively easy to make friends and there is always something to do on campus. You can try your hand at intramural sports of all kinds and of course there are the regular type clubs and Greek life.
Bang for the buck
I believe UNA to be a great educational value, whether you are just getting your basics here or finishing up a degree. It affords more people the opportunity to obtain a college degree, thus enhancing their life. You get all the benefits of college life with the great benefits of a small town I feel UNA has a great amount of Bang for the Buck.
Tips for prospective students
Visit the campus during winter break with no students there. If you just love it then, think of how great it will actually be with all the students.
Great for these types of students
UNA is great for the students who just need extra encouragement or are used to a smaller classroom setting. Your instructors meet you on campus and actually call you by name. That's pretty cool. At UNA you are not just a number...You are an actual person.
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Lindsay from Lawrenceburg, TN

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The University of North Alabama is a great college to attend. The campus is easy to navigate and the faculty, staff, and other students are helpful and friendly individuals. The University offers a large array of classes and majors as well as a variety of experiences that are essential to the college student.
Tips for prospective students
If you are considering becoming a student at UNA, there are a few things you should keep in mind: for starters, if you are commuting to school, you will always want to get to the campus at least 30 minutes before your classes start so that you will have no trouble finding a parking place. Another thing to remember, always carry an umbrella with you.
Academic Rigor
The University of North Alabama has a high level of academic rigor. No matter what class you take, you can be assured that you will walk away from the course with a thorough knowledge on the subject.
Dorm Life
No information.
Food and Dining
Food and dining at UNA is great. In the GUC (the student center), there are a variety of restaurants to choose from: Pizza Hut, A&W, a sub shop, a Chinese place, and the Bagel Brothers. There is also the Dining Towers at UNA, which provides a large selection of foods.
What to do for fun
There are always a variety of student activities to attend at the University of North Alabama. If you keep an eye on your student emails, you will see there are usually events planned out for every week and weekend. Sporting events, charity events, student life events, and more are always ongoing.
Bang for the buck
While the University of North Alabama may have what is considered a steep tuition for some people, it is a bang for the buck. You get a quality education and all of the resources that the school has to offer are available to you when you need them.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The GUC (the student center) is a fairly unique location on campus. Not only does it contain one of the food courts, but it also houses the on-campus book store, the post office, the student gaming center/lounge, and most of the offices of non-teaching staff members.
Great for these types of students
The University of North Alabama is a great school for any type of student. Any student that is looking for a quality education and an active and fun college experience would love UNA.
Clubs and Activities
There are a variety of academic, athletic, and social clubs that are available at the University of North Alabama. Activities for students are always ongoing and there is rarely a dull moment on campus.
Greek Life
No information.
Campus Safety
The University of North Alabama is an extremely safe campus. The on campus police (SNAPs) are on constant patrol and are always willing to walk you to and from your car if you wish. Lion Alerts (text messages and emails) are sent out if there are any emergencies or potential emergencies (inclimate weather, nearby robberies or crimes, etc.).
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From Atlanta, GA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
Great professors that genuinely care about your success in their classes. (And they know your name!) Free tutors available to fit around your schedule.
Am enjoying being here
It's so easy to meet people here. Everyone is so sweet and helpful. There are tons of clubs to get involved in and lots of activities on campus.
Bang for the buck
Tuition prices are currently going up as the school is moving up to D1 for all of the sports, but tuition is still really good. It's much less than all of the colleges I researched before choosing a school. Definitely reasonable tuition prices. And there are lots of scholarships available too!
Tips for prospective students
Come visit! And try to shadow someone in their classes. There's no better way to find if a school is right for you than to experience the campus for yourself. If you choose to come, live on campus!!! Even if you're only 30min away, living on campus is so fun, and you really get the college experience!
Great for these types of students
If you want to experience a smaller town, Florence is perfect. UNA is a smaller school (~7500 students), so it's pretty easy to find your outlet and get really involved without feeling overwhelmed. But UNA is still large enough that it's very diverse, and it's really cool to experience so many different cultures.
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