Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Undergrads
25,430
Tuition (in-state)
$22,950 ($9,200)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2626 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a secondary science education major, and so far my experience has been fantastic. All of my classes have been very enriching, and my professors have been kind and energetic. My workload was pretty heavy first semester because I was in the marching band, but the next semester was much easier on me. The facilities on campus are beautiful. I love the campus. There are a pretty good number of job opportunities if you keep your options open.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Most professors really love what they teach, and their teaching performance reflects that. The honors classes are especially enriching.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There aren't a lot of scholarships outside of academic, athletic, and engineering. I received a pretty good amount in academic, but I'm not eligible for education scholarships until I am a junior.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene at The University of Alabama is biggest in the Greek life. Many fraternities and sororities are known for their frequent drug and alcohol usage.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is so much to do for any type of person. I love it here!

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: They may be attractive but not the nicest sometimes

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: It was fine. It could always be better, but it wasn't horrible.

1 person found this useful Report
2 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: They're all just a bunch of jocks. It was difficult having an intelligent conversation with them.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is really big on UA's campus. It is also a pretty difficult process for girls to join a sorority because rush lasts a week and has so many girls. It's a little easier for fraternities. A bunch of people believe the Greek students run the school which is not true but they do hold a lot of student offices. There are also a lot of Greek Alumni working for the University. There are also a lot of non-Greeks as well. I believe the Greek life makes campus fun and is a way to always have plans and entertainment on campus.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You find almost anywhere or anything you want to eat. There is a large variety but there are really good barbecue, southern/home cooked, and chicken restaurants.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Weather: It seems like it rains more in Tuscaoosa than it does my hometown, but the weather is normal for the state of Alabama. We have a little bit of everything and the weather does what it wants when it wants. It's hot in the summer but the humidity is the worst part. But as I said early it is relatively normal for the state of Alabama.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Diversity: There have been incidents marking racial intolerances around campus. It's alarming simply for the fact that young adults would act in such a manner, but as far I know, there have not been any life-threatening actions. There are always forums or something of that nature promoting equality and diversity. I can respect such measures.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: The instructors, for the most part, are very well qualified to do their job. There have been instances in which T.A.'s would instruct, and that was not the best experience. The workload is not completely overwhelming as long as you are wise with time management. Otherwise, you WILL get behind. A lot of my professors did not really assign homework for a grade so much as for your own benefit. It never hurts to do it though. The curriculum for Computer Engineering is pretty rigorous. It's really all about dedication and time management. Without those two, you will be up the creek without a paddle. There are labs all over campus that make it fairly convenient to do any assigned task (requiring a program not on your personal computer).

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is HUGE at this campus. It's ok if you aren't Greek, but it definitely outshines most people who aren't apart of it. Greeks typically associate with other Greeks, but again its ok if you aren't...just know its taken pretty seriously, but it is fun!! You'll meet a ton of awesome people, your fraternity/sorority will be involved on campus and volunteer with different organizations off campus (it looks good), and you will always have something fun to do!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking can be a nightmare if you are running late to class. The parking passes are a little expensive but worth it because it secures the area you get to park in all year. It really isn't too bad, just try to leave a few minutes early to avoid being late for class.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food really isn't too bad; my friends and I took advantage of it pretty often when we didn't have money to be eating out. There are There are 3 main dining halls that offer good food and there is typically a nice variety. Lakeside has its own little food market where you can get snacks, drinks, frozen foods, etc. as well as a very good Dunkin Doughnuts! Tutwiler Hall (the all girls dorm) also has a market on the bottom floor called Julia's. They sell the same snacks as well as Boar's Head Sandwiches that are amazing.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: Not only does the the Communications and Information Sciences school at The University of Alabama offer a multitude of different courses, but the professors teaching these courses are so incredibly helpful. Sure, some can be more difficult than others, but you will find that anywhere. All the courses I have taken for my major have been very interesting and very worth my time. I can easily say that I have learned a lot. The communications department is one of the top schools at UA because of our television station and our connections with ESPN and other stations due to our incredible football team. This is a school that you can't go wrong with and I can promise there is something to like about every teacher and every course offered. Not to mention, you will no doubt find what suits you best!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Facilities: All of the facilities on campus are relatively new or in the process of being renovated.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the housing on campus is either brand new or in the process of being renovated.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Every facility on campus is either new or is being renovated. I love all of the buildings on campus. It is amazing to just walk into some of the buildings and look at how beautiful they are.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Sometimes the options at the dining halls can be very repetitive and who wants to eat the same things 5 days a week?

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I believe that there are many international students that believe Alabama is a great school and they are also very happy to be there as well. I think they are accepted by the majority and have a majority of their customs respected by the majority as well.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a fairly substantial amount of assistance and the staff was very helpful as well.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Diversity: People are open to anything around campus. It is pretty diverse and just like in other places, there are some mishaps but I have never felt uncomfortable and I am a young African American woman. There are plenty of places to worship. There are plenty of places for foreign exchange students.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't receive as many scholarships that I would have liked, but my dad was in the Navy for 25 years, so that is what's paying for my tuition. So, if you have a family member that served that is a way you can get money.Try and score as high as possible on the ACT and SAT that will help. Make sure you complete the scholarship application before the deadline in December!!

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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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