Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Undergrads
25,430
Tuition (in-state)
$22,950 ($9,200)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2634 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics are great. Most of our teams are good, so games are always fun to watch, no matter the sport.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is always something going on no matter if it is on frat row, the strip, or a neighbor's house.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus systems are great when you have plenty of time, but with the number of students on campus there is no way to expect that the busses are going to be on time.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are good. The Physics and Chemistry departments could be better.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is everywhere, but you have a choice whether to take part or not. The same goes for drug use. It is there, but it is your responsibility to make good choices.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received the Presidential Scholarship which covered the cost of my tuition and fees. However, housing and expenses are still a problem, so I have to do a lot on my own to help cover them.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are so many different people from different cultures at UA. It is great meeting new people and discussing their views.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved living on campus. The honors dorms are incredibly nice, and it is awesome not having to find a parking spot on game day or even on regular class days.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel incredibly safe on campus. The police phones are placed in a way that you can easily access one if you feel unsafe. Walkways are well lit and the dorms are very secure.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Sometimes extremes, like snow can affect our ability to go to class, and in summer the heat is a killer, but nothing is too unbearable, and I have never had to go to class in subzero temperatures.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are plenty of computers in the labs and libraries across campus, although with the high volume of students it is better to bring your own if you have one. Also, the ones in labs give you access to software that may be too expensive to purchase on your own.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Majors: I had a strong GPA in high school and was an out of state student. Coming into the University's Business program I did not encounter many issues. The transition from high school to college was swift.

2 people found this useful Report
College Student

Majors: As an undergraduate student, I have yet to encounter the upper-division courses that I believe would be helpful to assist in me answering this question accurately.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: The dorms are excellent. Of course there is one dorm on campus that is outdated and needs refurbishing. The remaining dorms appear brand new.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Transportation: Campus transportation is efficient and on time, especially considering the amount of students at the University of Alabama.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are understanding and very knowledgable, most of the time, on their classes. You will have some classes with no books, no homework. While others will make you work completely alone, Ask around for better professors.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The police won't bother you as long as you aren't causing a scene. Do not drink and drive, do not blast music in your dorm. If you keep an average noise and use a DD you should be fine.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to pay $900 a month for a beautiful apartment right by the stadium you can. You could also pay for a cute house a street away $500 a month. Under $500 a month around campus would be almost impossible. Larger houses with more roommates range from $600-$750 a month. Most houses are well-kept and easy to rent out.

5 College Freshman

Majors: You have an abundant amount of majors to chose from. Any major you plan to study, with the right time and work you will get the job you want. Internships are easy to get at Bama.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am majoring in communications, which is fairly competitive. Yet, the program offers great opportunities for me to get experience before I leave college.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depending on where you live on campus, living can vary.

Tutwiler-all girls, 90% sorority girls (due to location), you can see the stadium, community bathrooms (gross), old, you can see all of your friends within a min...best place for girls to live!- also cheapest place

Riverside, Pres, or Lakeside Dorms- mostly guys, can be nice if decorated right, bathrooms are a decent size, you can have parties...if your RA is great! -double the cost of Tutwiler

3 College Freshman

Transportation: During the day, the Crimson Ride busses offer a way to get around, however most students walk. At night until early hours in the morning, 348-ride offers students rides around campus.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: In Tuscaloosa, there are several things off campus to do. The "Strip" and Downtown are where most bars and restaurants are. During football season, the campus is packed with tourists and fans. Many local diners are a hit for amazing, inexpensive food (Rama Jamas, Dreamland, Buffalo Phils). Most students work in the places around town. Midtown is across from the mall, and has many restaurants and shops. Overall, Ttown is a great place.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: It's Alabama so you never know what will happen. It could pour rain, snow, and then be a beautiful sunny day?

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Alabama football is obviously the best in the country! The basketball and baseball program are looked over, however they are still amazing to watch. Alabama athletics have an outstanding program.

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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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