Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Undergrads
25,430
Tuition (in-state)
$22,950 ($9,200)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2990 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: As an out of state MBA student I am not entirely sure of the exact number of majors offered, but from what I have seen there are a great deal of majors available for anyone's interests.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking was easy to find but is a bit far from different building.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Business Building Is Amazing – The business building is beautiful and easy to navigate which is a great thing because being a new student means getting lost is a huge frustration. I have only been able to visit once, but I found everything easily and can't wait to start classes there!

2 College Freshman

Weather: Very Hot and Humid – It's very hot and humid here, except for late fall/early spring. The summer is terrible, and it's like a constant sauna everywhere.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is horrible if you live off campus and dont get there early. It can also be a problem for people living on campus because you will have a decal for your area but there would be no parking spots so your forced to park somewhere in another area and get ticketed. Also decal price is outragous, the cost from this past year was $260, and it may increase who knows.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Computer Labs Can Become Crowded During Testing – The are computer labs spread out over the campus and there are even computers in the libraries just in case you forget yours in the room. You can also check out a computer in one of the libraries. The wifi is around campus. The school has MAC computers and have a good size screen. But computers are no problem for students on campus

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is very good during the fall time. In the winter it may snow and it may be warmer temps such as January temps in the 50's. The mornings start off cold then later n in the day its burning up hot. If you are from Alabama its normal. If your from the north looking for warm pleasant weather its the best place to come. If your from hot areas, this is pleasant because temps dont get outragous until the summer months

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I love the campus life and how easy it was to get involved in actvities and mesh with people from all over the nation

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: ABC is cracking down – Alcohol is the most prevalent substance on campus, but usually you're fine if it's in a red solo cup. Off-campus bars are basically impossible for underage kids now since ABC started cracking down. Fake IDs are also useless at the bars. Weed is used in some circles, and coke is also, but it's a bit more underground.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks dominate – To the dismay of most Independents, it's clear that Greeks run the campus. The best parties are thrown by fraternities, the biggest charity events are run by the Greek system, and the brotherhood and sisterhood makes the college experience truly incredible. The Greek houses are beautiful and massive. Although some see the fraternity and sorority members as stuck-up, they are actually kind, genuine people who have been stereotyped.

5 College Junior

Academics: Hands-on experience with great career center – I'm only a junior and I already have an incredible job offer waiting for me after graduation. I have buddies at top-tier private schools who don't have anywhere near the same amount of opportunities UA has given me. We have the 8th ranked public business school in the country, so it really is possible to get a great education without going into debt.

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Southern Belles – The girls will blow your mind, especially the sorority girls. When the hot months roll around, short shorts and sundresses make walking around campus a pleasure. I guess the guys are cool? I don't have an opinion on 'em really. The guys and girls are pretty preppy, and we all dress up for football games in suits and dresses. I personally don't think it's the kind of school where you can go to class in your pajamas and expect a social life.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Computers: As Long as You Don't Procrastinate, You're Fine – Just have your own laptop, the dorm wifi isn't bad.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Campus Dining: We have many dinning halls at the University. Each has a different menu daily and they offer a variety of choices.

4 College Senior

Facilities: There are so many different clubs and organizations at UA. We have anything from a rowing team to a "qudditch on the quad" being re-enacted from the infamous Harry Potter Movie. I feel like there is something for everyone and UA is very open to new ideas for organizations. If you can think it, UA will let you dream it!

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The University of Alabama was the best 4 years of my life. It was thrilling and exciting to be a student here and I felt I was made apart of a family. The tradition and pride in this community are comparable to none. It was easy to make friends and be consumed by the pride in this school. I loved my teachers, loved greek life, and will really miss the beauty of this campus.

3 College Senior

Parking: The parking on the University of Alabama's campus is great, however its very limited. Not only do you pay around $250 dollars for a parking permit, but you aren't guaranteed a spot. There are way more students than parking spots, even with the amount of students who live on/near campus and walk. Its overcrowded and inconvenient. WE NEED MORE PARKING

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: They have equal scholarships for both in-state and out-of-state students. If you score a 27 or higher on the ACT or a 1210 or higher on the reading and math portions of the SAT and have a 3.5 or higher GPA then you are guaranteed a scholarship. These scholarships are only for people who apply by the December 1 priority deadline, so I recommend applying by then.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Love It Here! This is by far the best school I've been too! So many things to do, football, education, nightlife, and overall experience have been amazing!

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking on campus is awful. sometimes have to leave 30 minutes before class to get a spot. parking passes are outrageous too. 250 dollars for a plastic rearview mirror hang pass.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Several Choices – There are so many other choices for dining off campus and have much better prices than on campus dining. For what you pay at a dining hall, you could easily have a 4 course dinner at a nice restaurant.

2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Sorority Girls Are Robots – Everyone generally dresses normally, as per how the weather is, except sorority girls. They wear nike shorts, oversized T-shirts, and tennis shoes anytime it's not too cold, and when it is cold, they simply add an oversized hoodie, leggings, and UGGs. They wear these to work out, to sleep, and to go to classes. It generally takes some getting used to for people who aren't from around here because they all look the same.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are four dining halls on campus that take meal plans, with Bryant Hall and Burke Hall being the best of the four. There are several other places to eat, such as Stewart's Corner in Lloyd Hall and the Ferguson Center food court, so variety is never a problem.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Stupid Drunk Greeks (Not from Greece) – I've always felt very safe on campus, but vandalism happens a lot when people do stupid things like leaving their doors open or leaving something of value in sight in their vehicles. Also, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights are filled with drunk Greek system students. If they bother you too much, just call UAPD and they'll be there within five minutes to break things up.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: International Scene, Honors College, and Football – I'm an international studies major and so far I love how great the university's international scene is. We have a big international center so there are students from many different places studying at UA. It's also a critical languages school so there's a very diverse amount of languages offered. The honors college is also great. All of the administrators are nice and willing to help. The hold a lot of events and the benefits of being an honors college student outweigh the bad. Last but not least, Alabama football is the best. Even if you're not crazy about football, you can't help but get sucked into it. There's so much school spirit and the football team is just amazing. Games are a big deal here and game days are full of extra people on campus tailgating and having a good time. Not to mention, winning the National Championship was one of the greatest highlights of the year.

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Josh Morris
Hometown
Bath, Maine
Major
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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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