|Motto||"Veritas Lux. Orbis Terrarum" (Latin: "Truth and Light of the World")|
|President||Kenneth D. Kitts|
|Campus||Urban, 130 acres (53 ha)|
|Colors||Purple and gold|
|NCAA Division I – ASUN|
The University of North Alabama (UNA) is a public university in Florence, Alabama. It is the state's oldest public university. Occupying a 130-acre (0.5 km2) 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 compose a metropolitan area with a combined population of 140,000 people.
The University of North Alabama was 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.