Parking

Location
Birmingham, AL
Undergrads
1,295
Tuition
$29,600
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Parking: there is parking everywhere most of the campus is asphalt

4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is decent, however since I did not have a car, I cannot really give a fair assessment.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: There is ample parking with short walks to most of the housing on campus. Few parking options close to academic buildings, but given the size of the campus this isn't an inconvenience.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is fine as long as you get there really early. Most of the close spots are reserved for the faculty, and it's really frustrating to get there and have to park so far away when the faculty spaces are completely empty.

2 College Senior

Parking: This school assigns "the green curb" to teachers. Unfortunately, the faculty takes advantage of student parking spaces, and therefore, much of the green curbs are empty spaces. Fines for a student in a faculty parking spot will result in a 25 dollar penalty. There are too many green curbs than what is needed.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 693rd
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 952nd
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 962nd
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kriti Mishra
Hometown
Hoover, Ala.
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Finding somewhere to park on campus is not a difficult task. Finding somewhere good to park on campus, however, can be a chore. The amount of parking spaces available is comparable to the number of people on campus, but sometimes this means you will end up parking a good five- to ten-minute walk from where you need to be. There was talk in the past about creating a parking deck, but funding efforts and plans never seemed to materialize. Although the school is expecting an expansion in population in the future, parking is an issue that has already been addressed with the addition of several lots around campus and some minor zoning changes. In general, parking is always easy to acquire at least somewhere on campus, and the permits only cost a yearly fee of $25. If you do get a ticket, there is a ticket-appeal process designed so that students can dispute any unfair or ungrounded offenses. Having a car on campus is not really a necessity, because everything is within walking distance. Most students bring cars out of luxury or for the few trips they may make to other parts of Birmingham during the week. Once you get inside the gates, you may park your car and not need to use it for days or weeks at a time. If there's really an issue, then there's always the option of dialing 4700, and the Campus Police can drive you out to your car!

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Yes
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$25 per year
Common Parking Tickets
  • Handicapped zone: $30
  • Improper zone: $25
  • Yellow curb: $25
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • The old tennis courts behind New Men's and Daniel Residence Hall
  • The parking lot behind Bruno Hall, beside the old Simpson building
  • The parking lot next to Bill Battle Coliseum and behind the library
  • Faculty spots after 5 p.m.
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Behind Margaret Daniel and Cullen Daniel Residence Hall
  • Anywhere close to the Norton turnaround
Getting a Parking Permit
Students must purchase a parking permit for $25 in order to have a car on campus. It allows them to park in any white-curbed or unmarked parking space on campus. Faculty members park in green-curbed spots, and red-curbed spots are reserved for house directors and resident advisors.
Parking Services
Office of Business and Finance
213 Munger Hall
(205) 226-4640

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 11 responses

  • 9% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 27% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 0% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 36% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 27% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 11 responses

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  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost
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