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

Academics: all the professors i had my first semester were helpful and always willing to help if you asked for help. the workload was about like it was in high school, and i took 15 hours my first semester. i had to continue to work hard, but it's worth it.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: the food on campus is pretty good. sometimes it gets boring eating pretty much the same things nearly everyday. most dining halls have the same thing everyday (hamburgers, tacos, pizza... etc.) and then one feature item for the day. if you don't like the feature item for the day you usually get stuck eating a hamburger or pizza everyday.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Weather: The weather is awesome for someone who grew up in Michigan

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: The academic programs are top notch, and the professors push you and don't just hand out grades. The social scene is big because of Greek life, but you don't have to be a part of Greek life to have fun. The campus is gorgeous, and the school spirit is something everything should get the chance to be a part of.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: There is more than one club for everyone, and the traditions are rooted deep in every aspect of this school.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls will be guys and girls, no matter where you are. As far as I can tell, southern hospitality really is a thing.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness seems to be balanced so that academics and the social scene and safety concerns aren't a problem.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: We have the best team and fan base in the country. The teams perform well a lot of the time (including many national championships in several sports), and the fans are more than willing to support them. The fan base is all over the country, not just around campus. Roll tide!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have yet to live off campus, but my roommate and I scored an excellent apartment for the coming year. It is about the same distance to class as the dorms but a couple hundred dollars a month cheaper. There are some nicer places a little further off campus, but the drive can be a hassle.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Nightlife: I am not one found on the party scene.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe around campus.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Tuscaloosa is the definition of a college town.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Parking: The need for a car on campus is minimal--the only student parking is by the dorms (which means we have to walk to class or take the bus, but the exercise is a good thing). However, if you ever want to get off campus, you will either need a car or a friend with a car.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school spirit at Bama is absolutely phenomenal, and I really feel like I am a part of a family--a family that extends to even my home town 600 miles away where there are always fans to say, "Roll tide!" On top of that, the friendships I have made here are better than I could have imagined, and I am really glad I decided to come here.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school has helped me a lot with scholarships. However, it is difficult to find scholarships for the remaining cost being an out of state student.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: I won't be applying for an internship for another four years and don't have any friends who have started their internship yet.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: The music therapy program at Bama is top notch and really challenges me to be the best that I can be. I'm not worried about finding a job in my field.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a big thing around campus, and their houses are huge and elegant. There is definitely a Greek stereotype around campus, but not bad enough to hurt the quality of the atmosphere.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: As a music major, I don't spend enough time in the computer labs to be qualified to answer this question. However, the wifi gets spotty when it rains.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: We have the best football and the best fans.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I would rather go to a doc-in-the-box

3 College Junior

Parking: The cheap parking is far away. The close parking permits are ridiculously expensive ($450 for the parking deck).

4 College Junior

Nightlife: I don't participate in the nightlife. I do attend midnight sushi on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays where there is $1 sushi.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not a Greek and have no desire to be. I still have friends and fun things to do.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Very nice residence halls. It is hard to meet friends in the dorms unless you make an effort to do so.

1 person 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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