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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2 College Junior

Transportation: You are better off walking to classes (quicker than the buses) unless your classes are completely across campus. It is hard to keep up with bus schedules and some of them drive extremely slow.

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: It is really hard to obtain a scholarship(s) from UA, espeically if you are not apart of the patronage system, Honors College, or athletic. There are not enough scholarship offers for current students and they do not actively let students know about opportunities.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I do not do any drugs nor associate myself with people who do it, so it would be odd to answer this question.

3 College Junior

Academics: I do not agree with the +/- system that the university operates under. It is very discouraging and bring people's GPA down further than a school that does not operate on the system. I feel that if UA can get rid of the minus (-) in the system, students would be more prosperous academically.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus life is pretty lax, but parking is becoming a real issue with everyone; too many students and not enough parking spaces

4 College Junior

Computers: They are up-to-date comeputers, but the Apple computers can be challenging to operate, especially with the mouse and the copy/paste/right click options. I do prefer the non-Apple computers

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is more or less average from anywhere you may attend. The friendships you make from floor mates is extraordinary while the old buildings require maintenance and have rooms which are not very spacious.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is very accepting of each others beliefs across campus. There are an abundance of foreign exchange students that come and feel completely welcome, which is our main goal as a student body.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: All over campus as specific locations emergency phone with bright blue lights are available for anyone in need of assistance. The campus police are constantly and vigilantly riding and walking around campus to keep the peace. Crime is a very rare occurrence on campus, which makes me feel extremely safe.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are challenging and force you to think and prepare constantly. The workload is completely flexible on how you choose to create your schedule. You may choose to take an easy load which would be 13 credit hours all the way to a full load, 18 credit hours.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of cuisine that is but a short walk, and even shorter drive. The different dining spots are very accessible and very student friendly. The owners of these establishments take into consideration the financial burden of college on a student when pricing their food. The relatively low prices give no justice to the exceptional food you will receive.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The closest airport for long distance travel is in Birmingham which is about a 45 minute drive from the campus. Although it is a long drive the campus provides transportation to the airport on holiday breaks for those wishing to go home.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It tends to be a hassle to receive financial aide with the amount of students enrolled, but the faculty of the university do everything they can to give you the help you deserve.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a wide variety of majors provided here at the University of Alabama. The challenge of some majors are that they are extremely competitive. I would say the most important criteria for admission would be to come in with an open mind and motivation to succeed. My specific major has a very normal application process that only requires you to meet the specific hour requirements. If I could offer any tips it would be to be open minded about the classes and people you meet while in your selected field.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The workload for my selected major is very strenuous while making up for it with world class teachers that will give you assistance in any way they possibly can. I really enjoy my field as it is preparing me for my future in the medical field.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: All off-campus housing is very accessible and always very clean and top notch. The only downside to many of the off-campus housing facilities is they tend to be a little pricey.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't go to any of the parties around campus, so I cannot speculate.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are a large part of the University of Alabama and everything revolves around them. From football to intramural hockey, their is a large following and great camaraderie around sports of all kind here.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek houses are immaculate and have constant cooks and maids. I feel as though most Greeks are very stuck up and snobby.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Alabama is known for football.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There is plenty of computers labs located all over campus and printing prices are very reasonable.

4 College Freshman

Academics: As for the College of Engineering, the courses are rigorous. You know you are getting a good education, and will be well prepared to get a job in the field after graduating. Some of the professors are difficult though.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It is only cold for a small portion of the year. When it's warm, it is so easy to feel more relaxed. There is energy on campus as many people are out on the quad. It is enjoyable to take naps or read a book outside in between classes to help relieve stress. The only problem is that it gets really hot close to summer and the humidity can be agonizing.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The newer dorms are incredible! They are by far the best dorms I've seen on any college campus. I have my own room and only share a bathroom with one other person.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: ROLL TIDE ROLL.

I wasn't a big fan of football before I came here and I didn't even expect to go to the games, but they actually really add to the overall college experience. Football games help you make friends, find community, get out of your comfort zone, and gain a sense of pride in the school.

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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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