Tuscaloosa, AL
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$22,950 ($9,200)
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Reviews 2660 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: No Place on Earth Like It – Theres no place on earth like Tuscaloosa, the city of champions!! It truly is an experience that can not be beat with any other University!

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4 College Junior

Parking: There is plenty of parking which makes it easy for people to find a parking space close enough to their classes. It may be a bit difficult parking in some places because the ones in the lot of your class may be taken so you would have to park a bit further.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great School!! I absolutely love this school, and I show great pride in my school. The sporting events are awesome. Tailgating parties and hanging out with friends. Having the freedom allows me to whatever I want. People are always welcoming here.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Strictness Not So Bad – I often have a great time at my school. On game days, officers are very lenient and they try not to interfere unless someone really becomes a disturbance. Obviously they are firm about under age drinking and drug use, but it is not extreme. Although things are not extremely strict, I always feel safe on campus and off campus.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Amazing Coursework – In the Food and Nutrition degree program academics are demanding, but the instructors are willing to help students understand the information. The information is up-to-date and continually evolves, and the instructors make sure new info is presented in class when applicable. Highly recommended!

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Not Too Hard to Get in to – I am working on a 2nd Bachelor's / Master's degree - getting in to the degree program was fairly easy, but the follow-on internship will be difficult to get in to if you do not do well in classes. The coursework is rigorous but very interesting and informative - the instructors are always available and willing to answer questions.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Exceptional Sports Programs – Alabama has 14 national titles in football along with numerous national titles in women's gymnastics and cheerleading; other teams typically rank high in national polls - there are exceptional sports facilities and really high pride in our sports teams. IM sports are available as well.

4 College Junior

Academics: Tough, but Manageable – I had a 4.0 in high school with a tough schedule full of AP classes, but I didn't really spend much time out of school doing schoolwork. I really had to buckle down at the UA, especially in my honors courses. The teachers expect a lot out of you and students really had to know the material. Most of my classes were actually fairly small (20-50 people), especially in the Honors College. I'm confident that almost all of my teachers knew my name, which really surprised me. My GPA ended up just fine, but I really had to work for it.

5 College Junior

Majors: PR Program Is #1 – As a public relation major, I am in the top program for PR in the country. We have been ranked the #1 undergraduate PR program by PRWeek magazine for the past 3 years and our faculty is top notch. Internships are very important and the walls are covered with internship and job postings, as well as the web-site for the college. It's a very competitive program but you will graduate well-prepared for your position.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Mainly Caucasian Students – The majority of our undergraduate students are white, but our African American population is growing.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Recreational Drugs and Alcohol – Most students drink, considering we have a "wet" campus. I have honestly never seen anyone doing any sort of hard drugs but recreational drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy and pills are popular among some crowds.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus Provides Great Transport – On campus there are a bunch of bus lines, and an app to track them so you can predict where they are and when they will pick you up. There is also a free taxi service that can pick you up anywhere on campus and in a certain range off campus and drive you to a nearby destination. There is also a bus that runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to downtown bar locations, and on weekends there are express routes that run late into the night. These are all campus buses, too, not city ones.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Well Prepared – As with anything, if you want to prepare and be challenged, you can at Alabama, but you can also float by if you want. I'm an economics major and you can definitely go through most courses selecting the easiest teachers, but if you want to be prepared for a job, then you can select ones who better prepare you. The business school is top 20 so I feel very confident in getting a job. It's mostly about outside experiences anyway.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Extremely Easy – As long as you are of average intelligence, everything about selecting a major and/or classes is EXTREMELY easy. Everything is online and very simplistic now, even selecting a major. Only difficulty is if you want a dual major and then you go to your office and apply in person, but even that is easy.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Alabama is great at offering opportunities, especially if you are in the Honors College. You only have to ask around and consult the offices, professors or department heads. There are so many resources and everyone is willing to help!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love it here! No university is perfect for everyone, but I can't imagine myself anywhere else! Great people, great academics, great football, great Greek life, great spirit!

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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is ALWAYS something to do...every night of the week! If you want a party, you'll find one

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Alot of Options for Everyone! There is a wide variety of on-campus housing options, whether it be all-girls, all-boys, coed, honors, non-honors, major-based, old, new, traditional, suite-style, or apartment-style. Alabama really has it all! While some of the dorms are much older than others, they are all well-kept and you really have alot of options so everyone can find something they like. The proximity of the dorms to classes, dining halls, etc. is great; it is probably going to be the thing I miss most about living on campus--everything was just a short walk away!

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: If you are cool, you can get what you looking for.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Most Are Good – It depends on your teacher. I have had mostly good experiences with teachers, but a few bad ones. Rate My Professor is definitely a life saver when signing up for classes.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Rec Center Is Awesome – If you like to work out-the rec center will amaze you. They offer zumba and dance classes every day which are fun even for beginners. They have an indoor track, a huge pool, sauna, ball courts, and two floors of machines. I absolutely love it.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Could Be Better – The student body itself is decently diverse-but students of one group aren't always accepting of other races or economic backgrounds. It definitely is a problem with the greek system, whether they will admit it or not.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I Fell in Love – The campus is beautiful, the people are almost always nice and friendly, and the courses I've taken have been pretty decent so far. If you want a big school experience, you will love bama.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Overall Good Teachers – Most teachers are really helpful and the classes aren't too hard.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is king in the South and the throne is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Football is the center of social life for the fall semester with home games every other weekend and tailgating its hard to miss! The University is great at making sure students have seats to these coveted games and much more! With Inter-mural sports, a brand new recreation center and a variety of club and NCAA sports you'll defiantly find a team for you


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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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