Tuscaloosa, AL
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$22,950 ($9,200)
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Reviews 3005 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Better Than on Campus – We just got wiped out by a tornado. It's almost impossible to find a place to live right now. Being able to afford it is even less realistic.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: Expensive and Too Few Options – It's really expensive. Meal plan locations are typically really gross and mess up your stomach every single time. Other locations that take Dining Dollars or Bama Cash are all the same.

1 College Sophomore

Computers: Computer Lab Is Always Full and You Have to Pay – The computer lab in my dorm is the most inefficient and the resources are lacking. There are about 7 computers which is very low considering the number of units in the entire dorm, also the printer is old. The printer is an old, oversize office printer found in those dingy and boring offices. The printer is repeatedly broken, and when one calls in order to place a service request, the phone is never answered. There are consistent paper jams and the instuctions on the printer are impossible to understand. I admit that I sometimes wait to the last minute to print and rushing to the computer lab to find that the printer is once again broken is not any better. I also have my own printer but ink is so expensive, the lab in my dorm allows you to print as long as you bring your own paper.
The printers at the library are as bad as well. The disadvantage of the library printers is that once you print over 50 pages, you must pay 10 cents per page to print. College students print notes, papers and other assignments all the time and 50 pages is enough prints for one class in one day. The library is the most crowded place on campus and one can also barely find a computer. The computers at the library are not in abundance in comparison to the number of students at the University and who live on campus. Luckily I am fortunate to have my own laptop, but there are students who are not as fortunate as me; what are these students supposed to do when the library is constantly crowded?

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office is amazing, there is always someone in the office and they always make time to talk to you. They seemed to be on top of everything, and are genuinely trying to get you the most money possible.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms Are What You Make Them – Every dorm is different. The more popular one for girls is the the all girls dorm, but it is older and not as nice as the newer, renovated dorms. The community is great in the all girls dorm and some of the other older dorms. So it depends what you want: In the middle of campus but a little older, or on the sides of campus but brand new.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of off campus options, many take Bama Cash or Dining Dollars. Have almost every type of food at every price level. All very close to campus

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: A Beautiful, Growing Campus – Overall the campus is gorgeous. With the large, spacious Quad and various other places to relax, study or play, this campus can't be beat. In addition to an amazing gym (the Rec) and the popular Ferg (what would be called the student union), there are numerous construction projects occurring on campus. New housing, science facilities and much more are expected in the new future! The downside: having to share with so many other students...

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The Crimson Ride at Alabama have worked out the kinks to its bus stops and although some routes may take longer than others, the system is relatively good. There isn't really a way to take public transportation off-campus, unless your apartment complex has a bus to take you to and from campus. At night there is a mini-bus that takes students around on-campus and to other hot spots, which is quite convenient.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is pretty aggravating on campus. Parking permits are expensive and the more convenient places to park are even more expensive. You need to leave your home at least 30 minutes early is you want to get a good place to park and have time to walk to class. You don't need a car as a freshman but it is hard to get around if you decide to live off campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Somewhat Safe – Although there may be some crime on campus, security and and police do everything they can to make students become aware of possible dangers. I personally wouldn't walk around certain places at night by myself.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Elementary Education – I love kids and teaching therefore I am around a group of individuals who feel the same way. Like any major you do have to put in the efforts to be successful.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Could Have Been Easier – I have yet to recieve my financial aide for this upcoming semester, but it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I thought I had all the forms filled out, but come to find out I was missing two. I had to rush to get those in so I'm hoping I still get considered!

1 College Student

Drug Safety: if want to do drugs, you can get them easily. If not, you never have to see them. Cocaine is popular in some circles but its kept on the hush hush

5 College Student

Greek Life: Best in the Country – we have the best greek system in the country by far, the obly school that is even close is ole miss. most of the houses are gorgous and well kept and the social aspect is out of this world. if you go greek it will be the best choice you ever made

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5 College Student

Campus Strictness: as long as your not getting in a fight or falling over you can drink the night away, it's like heaven

5 College Student

Nightlife: If you go greek you will have trouble fitting all the events and partys in to your life. almost everyday ther's a party or mixer, its insane. The bars in tuscaloosa are awesome as well, plenty of variety

5 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Like Nothing Else – everyone here lives for the crimson tide and there is always excitment in the air. wether its for an upcoming football game or a huge party at any night of the week. there is always somthing goin on

5 College Student

Weather: Nice weather 90% of the year, summer can get a little to hot at times though

5 College Student

Guys & Girls: Girls here are out of this world and far out number guys, the best part is if you're a decent looking guy you dont have much cometition

3 College Student

Diversity: its mostly white middle class like any major university

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5 College Student

Athletics: ROLL TIDE – Football is a religion here, but baseball is pretty big as well. All of our athletics are well suppored and attended

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Could Not Be Better – I am having the time of my life while at the same time knowing that our strong alumni network is going to help me get the job i want in the city i want to live in. This place better than a dream


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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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