Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Undergrads
25,430
Tuition (in-state)
$22,950 ($9,200)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2959 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. But sometimes after my night classes, it's scary to walk across the campus to my car. I wish the campus had more lights and security officers present.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am excited. The communication between myself and UA staff has been great.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm a distance student, but I've seen their football and I'm impressed!

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: The University of Alabama is extremely diverse in all aspects. The school as a whole is 51% out of state and a lot of that percentage is international students. With the majority being non-Alabama residents, there comes a lot of different races, religions, and beliefs being brought in. The university and it's students are very accepting of other views and tend to want to learn more about different beliefs than their own.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are all kinds of different guys and girls at the University of Alabama. The range is very broad, from rednecks to fraternity boys and sorority girls, from skaters to athletes. You can find any kind of person you are interested in and there is a wide spectrum to choose from. Overall, they are all pretty good looking and genuinely nice and polite. You can't go wrong with an Alabama girl or guy. Roll tide!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Football is a big event and the best to attend. Bars are good to hang out with friends, mall is great for shopping has many stores to choose from. Everyone is super friendly and there are many great places to eat.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received financial aid for my grades and leadership. I also received schlorships my first year. Everything was on the MY Bama.This is a place online you can check and find out anything you want to know about alaama.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa has several public transportation options. They have shuttle buses that run regularly and many pickup locations. They have numbers you can call and an app you can install on your cellphone to see when the next pickup time is. They have zip cars,
They have public transportation to various locations off campus.They will even take you to the airport in Birmingham around the campus holiday schedules. These are all free of cost to the students which makes it easy to get around campus and do everyday living things if you do not own your own car.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is really great at Alabama. They have buses running all the time . They have shuttles that have scheduled times to pick up and some to call to take you anywhere even to the airport at the holidays. They also have a system you can download on your phone to see where the bus is and how long the wait is. Transportation is a very big plus at Alabama. you will have no trouble finding your way around the campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of alabama. They have numerous sorieties and frats. They play a very big part at alabama . They are involved in all kinds of aspects from parades to parties to fundraising. I have never heard anything negative about greek life at alabama.
They all have housing and cooks for there housing so everyone eats together. They have a big thing at the beginning of the school year to check out all the different sorieties one maybe interested in.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Alabama is what drives this university it has many fans and great athletic facilities. I am a alabama cheerleader and the school spirit is like no other i have ever experienced. All students are involved in alabama football as well as many other sports here. They offer great scholorships for sports unfortuantely cheerleading is not considered a sport but i love doing it. University of alabama has been champions from years back. i think the fans make alot of alabamas reputation the stands are always packed.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is usually beautiful. Most days it is relatively warm, short weather. However, Tuscaloosa weather can change quickly and it is possible for it to get very cold. But, class probably won't be cancelled unless there is a tornado warning. And it doesn't snow hardly ever!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's always something going on, usually on frat row.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Transportation: Once you are on campus the transportation system involves buses. It is convenient, and they run regularly. The bus drivers are very friendly, and I like the fact that they run into the night. The Crimson Ride gives student an option to give the university a call and be picked up where ever they are, even late at night, even if they are off campus... but there is a limit to how far they will drive- but it's free. The daily bus routes are convenient but for most, it is still less time to walk, then to ride the bus. All campus transportation is free. They just started a route of buses that take students downtown to the bars, and then take them back once they close. So smart to prevent drinking and driving by giving students an option.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: A lot of the dorms are suite-styled, so people have their own bedroom and have two bathrooms (if it's a four-person suite), so you share it with one of your roommates. They also come with a kitchen and living room. So it's pretty "suite" (heheee..). There are some traditional dorms as well, like Tutwiler and Paty, but they have their charm. A lot of freshman girls going through recruitment chooses Tutwiler though, since it's so close to sorority row.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I know it's out there, becuase, like... it's college. But I have never seen anyone take drugs, nor have I ever been offered drugs. I wouldn't even know where to go if I wanted some! And I'm in the Greek system.

So, by other words, you can definitely stay out of it, and there's no peer pressure as far as I know. People do drink though, but I wouldn't say you absolutely have to. I drink because I want to, not because I can't have fun without it. I've gone to several parties sober, actually.

In conclusion, I would say UA is just like any other college campus. It's there, you can participate if you want, but you can do whatever feels right for you. Also, we don't party - we just celebrate! Roll tide.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Parking: There is always available parking, however, it usually isn't near where you are going. Many, many students get parking tickets in areas they didn't know were prohibited. I am a freshman and don't have a car and it's easy to get around campus and not deal with moving cars for game day.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe! There are many police officers on campus as well as security guards on sorority row, the way most girls walk alone to get back to their dorm. There are also emergency buttons around campus in case a person is in desperate need of a police officer immediately.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's amazing! It allows me to meet so many people and so many different opportunity. It also keeps me busy so I don't get homesick (I live 7 hours away).

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food on campus is decent. At first it is good but after going several times you get sick of the options.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is very racist, however, no one is alone. People of the same race seem to stick together.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Tuscaloosa is a big-small town. It is big in size but still has that small-town atmosphere. College students are welcomed everywhere and it is easy to meet friendly people.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of apartments around Tuscaloosa, and since it is a college town they are relatively cheap. You pay for what you get, so if you want a nice, high-end apartment it will be significantly more expensive than a studio apartment in a complex with only a few parking spots.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: Alabama has one of the top Communications colleges in the nation, and it shows. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and you can tell that they care about the students.

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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