Tuscaloosa, AL
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$22,950 ($9,200)
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Reviews 2717 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The visitation policies aren't bad unless you live in Tutwiler and then they are very strict. Boys can't be in the dorm during certain times and they have to check in with their IDs when they do come in.

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1 College Freshman

Computers: The wireless network is so slow and it consistently does not work.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The scholarships offered, especially to out-of-state residents is too good to pass up.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing isn't too bad, it's a bit expensive though. It is completely necessary because there really isn't a room for non-freshmen to live on campus.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship in my field yet, so it's not applicable.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The professors for both of my majors are very accessible and are dedicated to their jobs.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: It's nice that the sports are open to anyone that wants to join.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It can be a bit humid, but overall the sunny weather makes it good studying weather.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: It is quite obvious that Greek life has and will always have a dominant presence on campus. They run almost everything, even the alumni. They almost run the entire SGA and other functions on campus. I do admit that not every Greek is like that, but it is a very exclusive network. I feel that the Greek system has entirely too much influence on campus and should be reduced. There are also way too many Greek houses on campus. Only 2 black Greek houses are on campus.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The prices of the dorms on campus are kinda outrageous. Even the 'cheaper' dorms on campus are not worth the cost because they do not look nice nor smell nice. I am not a fan of community bathrooms and tiny space within the actual rooms. I prefer staying in a spacious apartment where the rent is cheaper than the cost of of the cheapest dorm on campus; more freedom to do what I want in my own place as well.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus is pretty safe if you do not have a violent roommate or a roommate who engage in crimes

1 College Junior

Diversity: Our school has poor representation of those who are below the socioeconomic status and those who are not Caucasians. If you are not in the white Greek system, life will be more difficult on campus, espeically if you want to run for an SGA position, which is ran by the 'machine'. Even though half of the population is not from AL, the school overall has poor representatuion of the student body and faculty/staff.

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2 College Junior

Transportation: You are better off walking to classes (quicker than the buses) unless your classes are completely across campus. It is hard to keep up with bus schedules and some of them drive extremely slow.

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: It is really hard to obtain a scholarship(s) from UA, espeically if you are not apart of the patronage system, Honors College, or athletic. There are not enough scholarship offers for current students and they do not actively let students know about opportunities.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I do not do any drugs nor associate myself with people who do it, so it would be odd to answer this question.

3 College Junior

Academics: I do not agree with the +/- system that the university operates under. It is very discouraging and bring people's GPA down further than a school that does not operate on the system. I feel that if UA can get rid of the minus (-) in the system, students would be more prosperous academically.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus life is pretty lax, but parking is becoming a real issue with everyone; too many students and not enough parking spaces

4 College Junior

Computers: They are up-to-date comeputers, but the Apple computers can be challenging to operate, especially with the mouse and the copy/paste/right click options. I do prefer the non-Apple computers

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is more or less average from anywhere you may attend. The friendships you make from floor mates is extraordinary while the old buildings require maintenance and have rooms which are not very spacious.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is very accepting of each others beliefs across campus. There are an abundance of foreign exchange students that come and feel completely welcome, which is our main goal as a student body.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: All over campus as specific locations emergency phone with bright blue lights are available for anyone in need of assistance. The campus police are constantly and vigilantly riding and walking around campus to keep the peace. Crime is a very rare occurrence on campus, which makes me feel extremely safe.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are challenging and force you to think and prepare constantly. The workload is completely flexible on how you choose to create your schedule. You may choose to take an easy load which would be 13 credit hours all the way to a full load, 18 credit hours.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of cuisine that is but a short walk, and even shorter drive. The different dining spots are very accessible and very student friendly. The owners of these establishments take into consideration the financial burden of college on a student when pricing their food. The relatively low prices give no justice to the exceptional food you will receive.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The closest airport for long distance travel is in Birmingham which is about a 45 minute drive from the campus. Although it is a long drive the campus provides transportation to the airport on holiday breaks for those wishing to go home.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It tends to be a hassle to receive financial aide with the amount of students enrolled, but the faculty of the university do everything they can to give you the help you deserve.


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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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