A small university located in Florence, Alabama. Formerly known as Florence State University, it is a high-quality undergraduate institution having four separate colleges and some graduate training. Especially excellent are its Departments of Biology, Geography, Chemistry, and Art; with strong showings in Mathematics, Management, Music, History, and Psychology. It has an excellent and caring faculty, up-to-date technology, and a great library. Campus social life is varied: there is some Greek life but not excessive. The biggest problem that it has is its location in Florence, AL, AKA Flotown. It is known also for its sports, with three Division Championships in football. It's a laid-back institution with a varied social life, and the students know how to have fun. It is also cosmopolitan, with many Japanese, Nepalese, and Turkish students.
The University of North Alabama teams are nicknamed the Lions.
by Princess Lum March 23, 2006