Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuition (in-state)
$22,950 ($9,200)
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Reviews 3005 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Senior

Parking: Kinda hectic at time, but it's okay if you get there early.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is so nice at UA!

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's pretty good! No drugs allowed!

5 College Senior

Transportation: You don't need a car but if you don't like walking, it's good to have one!

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The campus is strict but is well grounded.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of off campus housing is available and the University provides a website that helps students get connected to housing resources.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The majority of people here are very nice.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It is good if you are involved and not so great if you're on the outside. Greek students control the SGA and have a lot of influence so non-greek students do not always have a voice on issues with power behind it.

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College Sophomore

Parking: I do not have a car on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Scholarships are based on academic achievement in high school and are very easy to obtain.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I live in tutwiler so the visitation rights are very strict, but alcohol is not.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I dont really notice drug usage at my school, but alcohol is very apparent. The rule is don't stumble while holding your red solo cup and the police won't care.

5 College Freshman

Majors: It was extremely easy to declare my major and I get as much help as I need.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I love my program. TCF is fun and we have so many opportunities handed to us.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: I hate taking the buses and often find the APP is lying to me about their location.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at the University of Alabama is without a doubt the best. Although it has only been named number 2 for best greek life in the country, one can strongly disagree. With 29 fraternities and 23 sororities, greek life runs the campus. Fraternities get box seating for football games and almost every SGA president has been greek. With multi-million dollar, opulent chapter houses, it's easy to see why 2500 girls rush every year. However, greek life is very exclusive and lots of girls are dropped from rush the 1st day. However, greek life has the best perks AND best food.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't go there a lot, however the wait is long and rather inconvenient when you need it. Out of the way and buses take FOREVER to get there.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Every night there is a full bar or frat party. Band parties every weekend, featuring local bands or famous singers (thomas Rhett and Wiz Khalifa, to name a few). Lots of shot parties, paint parties, and champagne parties. Wine Wednesday most popular night at bars. Followed by $1 yellow hammers on Monday Nights. Thursday nights are swap nights (aka freshman greek costume parties) that can be literally any theme. With over 20 frats, there is ALWAYS a party at the University of Alabama.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: The wireless is fast, but it is sometimes down for maintenance.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is not a problem as long as you apply very early.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is pretty close to campus, but it is still far enough away.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I do not really go to parties so I would not know.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Because Alabama is in the south, many students have southern hospitality and manners.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: Alabama is very diverse, there are people of many religions, sexual orientations, and ethnicities here on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system is very accessible and is also free to students!

1 person 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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