Tuscaloosa, AL
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$22,950 ($9,200)
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Reviews 2634 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: This Mexican Grill will leave you satisfied especially if you love Burritos! You'll also feel like an exclusive person, eating at one of only two Chipotle's in the state

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Tuscaloosa is a famous large college town with many new apartment buildings and housing. All conveniently located to the campus. Your freshman year you are required to live on campus. After that you may choose to stay on campus or explore the off-campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Really Not Sure Yet – I will be going to BAMA Bound this week and will be instructed in more detail. During our campus tour we were told there is very little need for a car, that everyone walks to class,. Your dorm is located within the area of your school of study making it much accessible.. Each semester there is a $250 parking permit for both in state and out of state students. As many students that BAMA has and limited parking spaces there is little to no need your freshman year for a car on campus. They do have multilple parking decks for guests, professors and some students at a reasonable daily rate. At BAMA Bound I will find out where I am assigned to park by my dorm to and where on campus as well. They have different colored decals for different areas on campus. I will be finding all about the parking soon.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I had a terrible expierence. My advisor wasn't helpful, my classes were over filled. If i had to choose again, I would not choose ua.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: Everything about the education that I recieved at UA was average, from the teachers, to the classes, tests, and quizzes. My highschool career was more vigerous than my time spent in class at UA.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Life – If you don't drink and party, there is nothing to do on or around campus. Before and after every big event everyone gets together and drinks. When there is nothing else to do, you get together with your friends and drink. Tuscaloosa has nothing else to offer but alcohol to bored college students.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: Large Variety. No Real Tolerence. At UA many races, religions, creeds, ethnecities, and peoples are present, but unless you're a white male, your opinion doesn't count for anything.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The Teacher Are What Make the Class – Many teachers are people first teachers second and by that I mean, if you go to your teacher and explain a certain situation be it attendance or help with work they will do the up most to help you. The school it's self do have policies that make some classes hard to bear, but as with most school if you have a teacher who knows what he is talking about and what he is doing you should learn something while also getting a good grade.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's Very Fickle – The dining halls on campus all open at 7 and close at various times. There is only one dining hall open during late nights and it's on one of the edges of the campus, so if you're on the opposite side get ready to spend money. The food it's self is very hit miss other than Fresh Foods which is the best place on campus to get food. The staff is very rude at times but have kind hearts and will open up to you after awhile.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Is Sheek! At the University of Alabama if you're a Greek you probably are known within a large group of the school. The Greek chapters are very friendly with each other so you will almost always have a friend who is in a different frat or sorority than you, but still be best friends.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Getting to the School Is the Hard Part! The school's nearest airport is in Birmingham which is a few hours away, so if you live a few states, the Virginia's and Ohio's, it's a hassle getting home for break. Once hear the school provides you with more than enough transportation. They have a bus system which runs from 7 to 11 and after that they have a taxi service which is free which you can call to get where you need to go. They also provide plenty of parking spaces for those who come with cars, so feel free to bring you car on campus.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The University of Alabama has a huge tradition of excellence in sports. We have fourteen national championships in football, six under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. This year, we had championships in football, women's golf, and gymnastics. Students are able to purchase football tickets for only five dollars apiece, and all other sporting events are free to students.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a premed biology major, so my classes are challenging, but my adviser and my prehealth adviser is a tremendous help in picking out classes and making sure I am on the right track for medical school.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have not personally had an internship yet, but my roommate went to a fair and was offered a summer internship to Mercedes Benz as an engineering major. In addition, the Honors College has resources for finding internships, and AED, the prehealth association, will help in finding shadowing opportunities.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Science and Engineering Complex – The University of Alabama is in the process of completing stages of the brand-new Science and Engineering Complex. Located by Shelby Hall, which houses chemistry, and Rogers Library, the science library, the buildings are super nice and feature modern labs and classrooms. Professors do their personal research in these buildings, and they all surround a nice courtyard.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Biology Major – As a premed biology major, I have many challenging courses as well as lots of hard decisions to make regarding class choices and certain professors. However my major advisor is a huge help, and the premed advisors will make sure you are on the right track for medical school.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Bama on Safety – Bama's campus is generally very safe. It's a small area and is very well lit.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Bama at Night – The main two areas to go out in Tuscaloosa are student areas and they are relatively small. Everything is within walking distance. There are plenty of police around so its pretty safe. There can just be some race discrimination at certain places sometimes.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There are alot of people of different races on this campus, of course the majority are caucasian but there are no real problems dealing with racial issues. Racial issues are somewhat present in the greek system due to the white greeks and black greeks ignoring each others presence, but that is a small community of a very large school.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Roll Tide – The University of Alabama is known mostly for the Football team and rightfully so. Alabama currently has 14 National Football Championships and is in the best conference in the nation, the SEC. The students come out and support and are filled with school spirit for every sport especially football and the school is dedicated to the support of all teams. Almost every sport has their own stadium and training facility on campus. Alumni and fans near and far come to tuscaloosa for home games making every game a spectacle.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The Best – Tuscaloosa is a college town, so there are apartments galore for students all over. Student apartments are all inclusive for the most part to help students keep costs low and still enjoy the college experience.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Super Safe – I have never personally felt unsafe on campus, but i have heard of some crime and issues around the dorms. Campus Police always shows up to handle any and every problem and the university lets students know of any problem through text, email, and phone calls.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Up to the Minute – You are never without transportation and can easily access your classes anytime of day. There is no need to drive on campus as shuttles are available to students around the clock.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Totally in Shock – I was amazed at how large the campus was and how state of the art their computer/library/technology departments are.

3 College Junior

Weather: Have plenty of sunscreen and bottled water. The climate in Tuscaloosa is awfully hot in the summer. That is to be expected in the south but it is sometimes ridiculously hot. The winters are beautiful and never freezing cold.


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Josh Morris
Bath, Maine
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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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