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Reviews 3034 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really go off campus much.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I'm not really sure, but it seems like they do what they need to to make sure students are safe.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't really do much "nightlife".

4 College Freshman

Athletics: ROLL TIDE!!! anyone ever heard of the football program? Gymnastics is great too.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The price for the really good dorms is high. However they are amazing. Lots of space and really convenient. My roommate and I love it.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The campus is BEAUTIFUL, and the city of Tuscaloosa is very accommodating to the students. Just make sure you don't have anything against crimson.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Frankly getting scholarships is always difficult. I wish they were a little more accessible, especially for people in my major (Aerospace Engineering). I know others in my major who went to Auburn because they offer better scholarships but I came to UA because I love it.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love on campus housing. I am close to all my classes and living in a suite style dorm is great.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Its a bunch of chain fast food restaurants, it gets old after awhile.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Tuscaloosa is an amazing college atmosphere!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Since, I am an Resident Advisor I am here to enforce university policy. I feel that the campus strictness in areas such as drugs and alcohol are very strict because majority of on campus students are underage and the campus police do what they can to enforce rules to protect them.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Our Greek system is corrupt and it is the biggest in the nation, but they need to change the way they act and get our Greek system out of the media.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our athletic programs are the best in the country in every aspect. This is the University of Alabama and we will always be number 1, Keep Calm and Roll Tide.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am a Resident Advisor, so I have not experience the off-campus housing process.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dorms are pretty good. If you have an awesome RA, you've got it made.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: Tuscaloosa has an okay night life. If you dont bar hop though, it can be boring.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Tuscaloosa is a nice, small town. That being said, it can get boring when it isn't football season.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a good number of places to go out to eat if you get tired of dining halls.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Easy to find and generally cheaper than dorms.

5 College Junior

Majors: I did not encounter any issues getting in the Communications School at the University of Alabama. It is not like some of the other schools on campus such as the Nursing School where you can be accepted or declined. Everyone is accepted into the Communications School.

4 College Junior

Majors: It is wonderful to be in the Communications School at the University of Alabama! I would not want to be any other major. The professors are very helpful, students love their major and the advisors are very nice.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The Ferguson Center is one of the most happening places on campus for student life and studying. There is a Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A and Burger King which makes it convenient to study there all day and still eat. There is always some type of campus activity going on whether it be a concert, play or social there is always something to do.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I would say the looks, interests, dress and social life of guys and girls at the University of Alabama is normal. You are likely to find one of every stereotype. From the geek, to the preppy kid, to the crazy alcoholic... you will see them all. I have made friends from all different walks of life and they are wonderful! You just have to get out there and meet people.

4 College Junior

Academics: I am currently a Telecommunications and Film major and I love it! The professors are extraordinary and go out of their way to help you. The workload is average. It is challenging but not too much! Reese Phifer, the communications building, is beautiful. Also the advisors work hard to help you find internships and jobs!

4 College Junior

Academics: The University of Alabama is a wonderful school filled with great professors. Every year that I have been at Alabama, each of my professors are willing to help their students succeed. Some are better than others, of course, but overall you are in good hands. The registration process is average and can be frustrating at times due to the amount of interest in some of the classes. Workload is normal! One great study place is Bruno Library!


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Josh Morris
Bath, Maine
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University of Alabama students constantly brag about their school’s traditions and spirit, and their pride is shown throughout the town. Some say it’s the incredible education that drew them here, and others say it’s Bama football that brought them to this Southern school. But no matter what reason these students choose to come to UA, most believe it was the best choice they could have made.

After graduation, some students get a job, some further their education by going to UA’s grad school, and some even go to UA’s law school. No matter what the students decide to do with their future, they believe Bama has prepared them for it. Students advise upcoming freshmen to walk around the Quad, visit the Strip, or watch a football game to understand why so many love UA.

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