Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Undergrads
25,430
Tuition (in-state)
$22,950 ($9,200)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2977 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Junior

Academics: I decided to attend the University of Alabama because of the different ethnic groups on the campus. I love to learn about new people and there cultures. Also, I love the fact the campus is so big and contains everything you would ever need to be a succesful student. Most of the professors are great and will help you when ever you need them. The workload can be intense but you must manage your time. There are oppurtunities for help everwhere.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Near or Far, but Not Between – The campus has its own free bus system, but it's slow and the routes aren't as convenient as they should be. The school also offers free rides to places in very limited range near the campus and rides to nearby airports for a small fee. However, if you need to get to any of the main areas of the city, you're out of luck if you don't have access to a personal vehicle.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Our campus is surrounding by a very large number and assortment of places to get good food at any budget. Even with the recent tornadoes destroying a lot of favorite restaurants, students still have plenty of places to turn to for any craving.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Hard Work, Good Pay – The curriculum of any engineering major is extremely demanding by virtue of the academic topics that have to be covered before we can become licensed, but most engineering professors give out classwork with no regard to the amount of work that we already have to complete for our other classes. Most professors focus more on eliminating students that they don't see fit to be engineers than they focus on helping struggling students get to where they want to be academically and professionally.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Its there but depending on where you stay on campus, it is very, very expensive

5 College Freshman

Academics: The University of Alabama hosts a large sclae of academics from sciences all the way to foreign education. The registration process is simple and easy to understand, the curriculum is challenging yet possible, thepreofessors work with students to help them as much as possible and there are many places to study from right in your dorm to libraries and seesions held by the professors. The university gets an A+ in my opinion.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Computer Necessary – Laptop needed for engineering students. Wireless on entire campus. Printers available in many locations.

5 College Junior

Facilities: We are blessed with great student centers and several libraries on campus. The student rec is also incredibly nice and encourages students to be active. Campus offers several activities to get students involved.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Great Security – They have great security on the campus of Alabama. There is great police service and awareness. I have seen many police speak about personal safety and security on campus.

4 College Junior

Academics: Gaining Great Education – I have been extremely impressed with the academics at the University of Alabama. My professors have always been very knowledgeable and helpful on the courses. They are great about offering extra help if needed. There is great class discussion and I am gaining much valuable knowledge from my experience at Alabama.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am now going to be a Sophomore in the fall, but my first year at Alabama was AWESOME to say the least. It was just what I expected I love the school and student life there. Students are treated really well, and it is so awesome to have such a great football team like Alabama does. I would choose it again because everyone should want to experience a great college like Alabama.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Greeks Vs. Non Greeks – The only problem I feel that the university has is that the majority of the campus is greek. Those students who are not greek I feel like are looked down upon.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: While all sports are popular on the University of Alabama campus, football is king. We also have an excellent women's gymnastics team that won the 2010 National Championship.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining Halls and Off Campus Eating – The dining halls are adequate. Meal plans are required freshman year and it is nearly impossible to use up all of the meals on the plan. I would like to see meal plan dollars roll over to the next semester or academic year. Off campus eating is easy with Alabama's Dining Dollars and Bama Cash.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Professors are generally well versed in their subject matter, make lectures interesting and are accessible to students. The workload is manageable and well spaced. I am just about to enter my sophomore year so job opportunities is a category that does not apply to me as yet.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Sunny and Hot – We're in the Deep South, so summers are extremely hot and humid. The plus side of that is the all other seasons are very mild, which was a nice change from my Midwestern hometown.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The Best School on Earth – The best part about Bama is that it's very focused on tradition, and school spirit is a huge part of that. Everyone is so involved on campus and obviously sports are huge. You haven't lived until you come to a football game at Bryant-Denny. Girls wear sundresses and go with dates dressed in collared shirts, at the very least.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The Perfect College Experience – If you're Greek, you're golden. There is ALWAYS something fun to do. Fraternities have parties every weekend, if not more often, and they're usually themed or have a really fun band. Sororities and fraternities each have about 4 separate date parties each semester, and those are great. The bar scene is pretty solid too, but there aren't very many.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: At every college there are groups of students who turn to drugs when problems in their personal life surface. At the University of Alabama, I have never witnessed drug use first hand. My reasoning is, UA has zero tolerance when it comes to drug use. I have heard of places being busted, and punishment handed out. I firmly believe that the campus police do their best to keep the drug use to a minimal. I think Alabama has no higher drug abuse rate than any other college in the south.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: When I first arrived at Alabama, I had no intentions on applying for financial aid, but after a year, the out of state tutition got too high. I didnt want to leave and transfer to a school in Georgia, although I should of because of the amount of debt. I have a loan thru sallie mae.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I am a member of the greek life at Alabama. It is a great way to get involved and meet new people. A lot of students on the campus are greek. I participate in more things around the city and on campus because of my affiliation.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Tutwiler Dorm – Most popular location for freshman girls, located right by the sorority houses. The rooms and bathrooms are old, but the location is worth it.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing would be an excellent choice for a junior or senior because they have a better chance of survival. Freshmen however would have a hard time matriculating into this environment. The cost would probably be outstanding for a first time college student. This would also take a toll on the time it takes to get to school.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Mcintosh County is a very small town.It has a population of 2,000 people. There's hardly any attractions here besides the historical waterfront.

1 College Junior

Facilities: Crying Shame – Well, we drink a lot and we have football. No one here cares about anything else. It's a crying shame.

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Josh Morris
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Bath, Maine
Major
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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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