Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Undergrads
25,430
Tuition (in-state)
$22,950 ($9,200)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2990 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Student

Campus Strictness: I feel as if all of the policies are fair. I personally feel secure when I am on campus because of the strictness of these policies. The campus police are very fair and understanding. They put safety first. This surely impressed my mother.

5 College Student

Greek Life: greek life is diversed and welcomed in the communities. It is looked upon as a great chance to socialize and to be part of great organizations.

5 College Student

Nightlife: Fraternity/Sority Parties – Ther are always fraternity or sorority parties going on. It is a good mixture of ages, races, religions, and ethnic backgrounds.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: AS ANYONE MAY KNOW DRUGS ARE EVERYWHERE AND EASY TO COME BY.IS DRUGS ON CAMPUS VISUAL NO!, BUT THERE ARE DRUG ACTIVITY GOING ON.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: THE GIRLS AND GUYS – THE GIRLS AND GUYS AT ALABAMA ARE FRIENDLY.IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE AND WHEN YOU COME TO ALABAMA THEY MAKES YOU FEEL WELCOMED.

4 College Senior

Diversity: GETTING ACCEPTANCE IS NOT EASY, BUT IF YOU WORK HARD YOU WILL SUCCEED.I DINT SEE ANY SIGN OF RACISM ON THE CAMPUS.EVERYONE ACCEPTS YOU THE WAY YOU ARE.THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ALABAMA

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Before I came here, I had no intention in following in my mom and older brother's footsteps. Once I got here, I have never regretted my decision for a single moment. The fall semester is especially wonderful because of our National Championship winning football program. The whole campus unites on Saturdays to tailgate on the Quad and enjoy all of our wins in Bryant Denny Stadium. The social scene is a lot of fun here, and the academics are top notch. I could've gone to a number of other schools on full scholarships, but I am so glad that I got to find not only a school but a home at the University of Alabama.

3 College Junior

Academics: As a student in the business college, there are a lot of opportunities to network with other business majors and alumni from the University. There are so very difficult classes that you have to take, but chances are you will make friends to study with for these classes. And the great teachers in certain courses make all the hard work worth it. The buildings are very nice, and the business library is the best on campus.

2 College Senior

Transportation: Central Alabama Community College has no buses offered and no taxi available. However, everyone pretty much has a car. There is one building complex of apartments and only athletes use them. That apartment building is located across the street from the campus so if an athlete does not have a ride he or she can walk to class unless it's raining or cold. As a result of this, they will catch a ride with a teammate.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Most of the student population is greek. I guess there is some greek unity occasionally. I'm non-greek and I view greeks cool people. I have no problem with them

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of off-campus housing options. Most are expensive but there are some affordable ones. There are condos, student apartments that all-inclusive, and houses for rent that are inexpensive. Housing fairs are offered at the beginningand ending of each school term which is very helpful

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Food Is Good but Need More Choices – The food served in dining halls is good, however, we would like more choices. I like the different locations we're allowed to use dining dollars and meal plans.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you are under the age of 19 then it's better to go to house parties or fraternity parties. For those over the age of 19, fraternity parties or bars are better. I don't go out much so don't have much of an opinion.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's a very culturally diverse campus. Most of the guys and girls in the greek system are very preppy. Others are pretty much doing their own thing.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: Punishments Are Moderate – Campus can be strict, but it could be much worse. If students are caught intoxicated in public by police, they are taken to jail. But other than being drunk in public, it isn't very strict. Unless of course, you are making a huge scene about whatever you're doing that is unlawful.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Drinking Is a Big Thing on Campus – While during the day the University of Alabama seems so friendly, at night it's hard to miss a group of drunk students whereever you might happen to be on campus. Drugs are less frequent, but they are still there. Smoking marijuana is a big thing, but drinking definitely outrules the smoking by far.

5 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Tuscaloosa's Unique Atmosphere – I fell in love with the University of Alabama's campus because of the friendly people, and the gorgeous well laid-out campus. There is always something to do while you're in the area. During football season, it feels as if the whole community comes together to support one cause and it gives you chills standing in the stadium while the Crimson Tide wins game after game. The people are friendly, and there's always something to do. There's no way you couldn't fall in love with The University of Alabama.

College Student

Weather: Hot and Humid – the weather is hot and humid in the summer and rainy and cold in the winter. this does not have any affect on my college life thanks to the great dorms

5 College Student

Diversity: I have made friends with people of every race and background since I have attended the University of Alabama. I do not know of any racial or ethnic encounters that were problematic or unkind.

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5 College Student

Facilities: The laboratories are state of the art. The food courts are great hangouts for students and serve great food. Our athletic facilities are fantastic and are great to attend all functions.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing at Alabama is very nice. The cost is also very affordable and the amenities are first class.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The computer labs at Alabama are accessible and easy to use. However, the network reliability and speed is sometimes questionble. The need for a personal computer and printer is very great.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety at the U of a – I have never felt physically threatened at campus. However, walking alone on campus at night is somewhat nerve-racking. I believe that the campus police do a good job on securing the campus though.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports in general are a major part of life here at the Capstone- and we couldn't be prouder of it. Obviously by taking the National Championship title in football this year we've become even more well-known, but then, Bama has always been renowned for the football program. However, we also have a nationally ranked gymnastics team, and every sport here tends to be on top of the game.

College Sophomore

Parking: You get a $50 parking ticket for just about anything. There aren't enough spots, yet they enforce the different decals strictly.

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Josh Morris
Hometown
Bath, Maine
Major
Public Relations
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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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