University of North Alabama
The University of North Alabama is a state university in Florence in the U.S. state of Alabama. Currently here are enrolled 6950 students.
The University of North Alabama was founded in 1830 as LaGrange College at Leighton. 1854, the college was moved to Florence and renamed Florence Wesleyan University. The campus in LaGrange was destroyed during the civil war in 1863 by the Union troops. Women have been admitted since 1874, but until 1879, the first student has enrolled. After several name changes, the university received its present name in 1974.
Of the 6950 students in the fall semester of 2006, 56% were women and 44 % men.
After ethnicity divided:
- 68 % "White "
- 9.3% African American
- 2.5 % Asian
- 1.4 % Native American
- 1% of Hispanics
- 10.5 % are foreign nationals ( 752, of which Japan (217 ), Nepal (166 ), India ( 114 ), Turkey ( 87 ), China ( 22) )
- 7.4 % no answer
The sports teams of the University of North Alabama Lions. The university is a member of the Gulf South Conference ( Eastern Division ).
- Harlon Hill, American football player