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 Freshman

Health & Safety: The times that I have had to go to the student center I was greeted within a adequate amount of time and the staff was always courteous and helpful.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I really do not know about this because I am not into the Greeks.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not use off campus housing because we live so far away.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The greatest asset Tuscaloosa has to offer would have to be River Walk. It has tremendous natural beauty and a walkway that allows students and adults to take it all in!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am a returning student so I had to learn how to start over. Everyone at the college has helped make the process run much smoother.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation is well organized and very effective in making sure all students make to their required class on time.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a noticeable lack of the Blue Lights around campus, and in some areas they can be hard to find or just really spread out.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: If you played a sport in high school you can most likely get on a club team but sometimes you can get on the club level if you try something new, like girls rugby. Intramural's are popular, if you're interested in playing a sport join an intramural team, it will keep you in good shape and you'll meet a lot of new people.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Sorority recruitment is ridiculous, but in the end I would say it was worth it. It's really important to have recommendation letters from people affiliated with each house (can be from any school) before you go into recruitment. It's also good to have a decent GPA, higher than a 2.8 will give you a lot more comfort. If you're not greek your considered a Geed or a GDI (god damn independent) and you're social life wont be that great if your a dude but girls can get into all of the frats unless its a swap, you have to be in a sorority to go to swaps.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The teachers are very interesting people and are good at their jobs. They take time to meet one on one with students and make class a good learning experience.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The bars are great and you can always count on having a good time there any day of the week but if you don't want to pay cover or pay for your own drinks, join a sorority and go to the fraternities. They usually supply the booz and will NEVER card you!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wouldn't go anywhere else even if you payed me to go. The University of Alabama has everything you could ever want and there truly is a place for everyone no matter what your interest is.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's fairly safe, you just have to be aware of your surroundings. 348 ride will pick you up any where on campus and they're easy to get a hold of. Some of the fraternities have sketchy reputations but throw awesome parties so you just have to be more cautious with your drink and yourself when you're there but otherwise its safe.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved having my own bedroom while at the same time having 3 other roommates, it was like an apartment and we had a little kitchen and a big fridge and a living room and table with chairs. It was very nice, although maybe it was just my building but there wasn't much social interaction between residents, very antisocial.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Everyone is so friendly and nice!! The men are complete gentleman. The strip is the place to be, or downtown, either is very safe and very comfortable to walk around at night and during the day.

5 College Freshman

Weather: It's the South so the weather is bad for about 2 months tops. Coming from Chicago it's almost like being on vacation the whole year!

3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm trying to switch into a different major and double major and the process is pretty confusing and I'm not sure who to go to for help. I'm basically left with what ever is on the website which is easy to understand, I just wish I could get more guidance.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The program I'm currently in is fine, you don't do anything with your major until you complete all of your gen. eds. but the advisors in the education department are very helpful and have walk in office hours every day which makes them easy to get a hold of and meet with.

3 College Freshman

Computers: For a school that gets a lot of money poured into it because of the sports programs, they could put a little more into the technology in the classrooms and in the math lab.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: If you're in the fraternity's and the cops come just put your can down and walk out, don't try walking out with anything it's not worth it and you can't get in trouble when you're at a party at the fraternities if you leave when the police tell you to. But it can get really annoying. UAPD also takes marijuana very seriously and a lot of people get in trouble for things related to it so just be careful and aware of your surroundings when you smoke and you'll be fine.

3 College Student

Transportation: enormous campus. best to walk or ride bike. parking is a disaster.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Student

Diversity: not diverse at all. too bad.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: some great, some good, some junk. hard to find affordable options.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Student

Greek Life: very strong greek life. don't mix too much with people who are not part of greek life.

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Student

Scholarships: very little money given to even the most needy

3 people found this useful Report

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Josh Morris
Bath, Maine
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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