Tuscaloosa, AL
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$22,950 ($9,200)
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Reviews 2977 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is very close to campus, there are a lot of different options to chose from such as Chipotle, Moes, Pita Pit, Firehouse Subs, Mellow Mushrooms, Buffalo Phill's, Cold Stone, Swen Asian Restaurant, Hungry Howies, Jimmy Johns ect.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Health & Safety: I walk along across the quad almost every weekend. There is the common fight and stealing of laundry but not very often.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Student

Scholarships: A lot of scholarships for a lot of different things. Especially academics. Almost all of my roommates are on different scholarships.

4 College Junior

Weather: Weather is great! Love the South. Spring time rains ALL THE TIME.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Just be yourself, eventually you'll find the group you fit in with.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus isn't unsafe, there are some bad drivers, and lots of warnings about rape.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Theres always a group for whichever type of diverse you are.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is a lot of peer pressure, the school does its best to make sure students are informed of the risks and consequences.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: As an incoming freshman I was offered full tuition. However, I took one semester at a different college and the University went from saying I deserved a full tuition scholarship as an incoming freshman to saying I deserved nothing as a transfer student only 6 months later. They also refused to match the scholarship I was on at the other college.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Dining options can get repetitive. There are local non chain restaurants but they're all pretty expensive.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am currently receiving a full National Achievement scholarship from the University. They are paying the sum or my tuition for up to five years and I also received a housing scholarship for my freshman year.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoy on campus housing. I live in the newer suite-style dorms and those are gorgeous and spacious. I have my own room and I only share a bathroom with one other person. Traditional style dorms tend to be older and I hear a lot of complaints about them.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The administration, campus police, and student health services are pretty vigilant about warning students of the risks and consequences of drug use and underage drinking. However, it is still unbelievably easy for students to get their hands on any substances they want.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am living in the dorms so I have not experienced off campus housing yet.

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I haven't done much dating so I can't comment on this.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not a member of Greek Life so I'm just speaking from the outside looking in. What I see in the Greek System is a lot of separation. There is very little racial integration in either the Caucasian greek organizations or the African American Greek organizations. And in both instances there is an extreme distinction between those who are Greek and those who are not. However, individual members of the sororities and fraternities are pretty genuine. I just wish the system weren't so elitist.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: I love everything about Alabama athletics. Of course everyone knows about the football team and they really are the best. Unfortunately I couldn't give athletics a "best" rating because the other teams tend to be grossly overshadowed by the football team. However, it is in the students' best interest to go out and show love for all the teams because overall, they're all pretty good in their respective sports. Personally, I love the basketball team.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I generally feel pretty safe. I know how to get in touch with the police if I need them and they're never too far away. When it comes to health, I'm not quite sure. I've never been to the health center, however, I do feel that the location is a bit inconvenient from where I live on campus.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't participate in the nightlife so I cannot give a good answer.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are really good. It's helpful to check Rate My Professor when you're looking to sign up for classes, because a professor can make or break a class. Other than that, however, the material is generally pretty good and challenging, especially if you are part of the Honors College.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car so the whole parking situation does not apply to me at all.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The Crimson Ride buses are reliable and good for weekdays when you need to get to class or even to the grocery store. On certain nights it's definitely better to have a car though, because the after hours shuttle services are not as reliable as they could be. Frankly, the problem is there are not enough shuttles for the amount of people who need to use them on a regular basis.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love Tuscaloosa. Some say it's too boring, but coming from a pretty high-volume area, I appreciate the more "toned down" atmosphere. It's quiet when it needs to be, but the shopping and dining aren't bad if you just need a place to go when you're tired of campus.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I rarely use the school's computers or printers so I cannot speak to that. My only issue with the university's technology is the fact that the internet is not as reliable as it could be. In my dorm (Lakeside East) we do not have as many issues as other dorms, but the connection could be stronger.

College Junior

Majors: I have not done an internship as of yet.


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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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