Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Undergrads
25,430
Tuition (in-state)
$22,950 ($9,200)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Freshman

Nightlife: I haven't been to many parties,so I don't have much to say.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've only been to the SHC once and I had to wait way too long before I could see someone.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options. The ones that are closer to the University cost more, but that's to be expected.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Parking: A parking pass costs way too much money. The rec lot needs to be bigger

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is always a bus every 5 minuets at every stop. Although, they get packed on rainy days

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: This is one of the most diverse communities I have ever been apart of.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: I want to land a job where I can grow and choose where I live.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but I would like one or two before i graduate to give me experience and stand out in a group of potential employees for a company.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many places to choose from and will accommodate anyones budget. Safety in most places is really good. Most complexes have night security and/or gated. Staffs seem to be really nice and understanding. Most have resort style amenities.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation on campus is great and it does not cost anything. I know there is local transportation but not sure what it costs. I know many apartment complexes have there own transportation which does not cost anything either. As far as long-distance transportation, I am not aware of any such organization.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not receive any scholarships; however, I have not had any problems with my student loans.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: It is good for the most part. However, when it rains your feet WILL get wet. Also, Tuscaloosa is known for having tornados but one hopes for the best. Moreover, school administration does a great job in student safety.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is great. There are so many places and varieties to choose. Cost is average. I have not seen many student discounts; however, there are many places that take Bama Cash which is awesome. My fav place to go is Chick Fil A and there are several to choose from, my second would be Chipotle. There are several places that stay open late.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The University is located in the city. This is deferent for me because I have always lived in the country. There are great activities around town like the theaters, bowling, and billiards. Night life holds anything one could think of. The city itself is a typical city with lower and higher income areas.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Nightlife: Need to be 21 to enjoy the bars and clubs. Fraternity parties are always having someone. 348-Ride will get you anywhere for free late at night.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Guys & Girls: Girls are drop dead gorgeous but impossible to meet unless you are in a fraternity. Everyone dresses conservatively and it was hard to adjust being from Southern Florida. Buy polos, blue jeans, dresses, sperrys, and kahkis

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Academics: My professors Freshman year have been ideal. Use ratemyprofessor.com to help you chose. I have been getting minimum amounts of homework my freshman year.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Computers: Unlimited amount of computer labs and computers. if your computer breaks you will be able to find a computer no matter what. Wireless is great for video games. no problems ever.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Majors: My first year here has been rather easy. Just concentrate on school work for a few hours a day and you'll be set.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Majors: Applying here is very quick and pain free. Try and become involved in high school to show off you're community service and extra circulars. I got an answer within a week of applying here.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Most Greek students live in their houses. If you dont live in a Greek house a car may be needed to get to and from campus because most houses are usually far away.

4 College Student

Campus Strictness: Easy to sneak alcohol into dorms although the RAs tell you it is prohibited they usually look the other way. You have to try and get a public intoxication to actually get one. If you are caught plagiarizing you will be in major trouble.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Student

Diversity: Everyone usually hangs out with their own race and ethnic background. Most everyone is Republican but there are clubs for those who are Democrats. Most everyone is Christian or atheist. If you are a minority you might have to look a little harder to find people who accept you.

5 College Student

Campus Housing: Best housing out of any college i have ever been too. The newer buildings are pretty far away from classes but buses will get you there. Friedman hall (the best dorm on campus) is one minute from the strip and the quad, behind four frat houses, very loose on rules, and has a selection of suite style, traditional, and single styled rooms. Friedman is also co-ed. The newer buildings such as Presidential are getting a gym and dining hall next year which will be very convenient. the rooms in Ridgecrest, Lakeside, Riverside, and Presidential are all the same suite style but nowhere near classes, the strip, or Greek life.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Greek Life: This is the number one Greek scene in the country. You must go Greek if you are a guy. Girls are accepted into all the fraternity parties no matter what, but you will meet a lot less people if you dont rush. Greek students are harsh towards those who are not. The smallest Greek houses here hare bigger than the biggest Greek houses of other universities.

3 people found this useful Report
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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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