Campus Housing

Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Undergrads
25,430
Tuition (in-state)
$22,950 ($9,200)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The housing was what I expected.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: depends on where you live

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are all very close to classes and are generally well-kept and clean. They are all very social if you get involved and the application process is easy. Some dorms are more expensive to live in but you get what you pay for.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: The honors dorms (and pretty much all dorms at this point) are incredibly spacious. You get your own bedroom, and for the most part only share a bathroom with one other person

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing at UA is phenomenal. There are very few old dorms left on campus. Most of the freshman dorms are newer, very high-quality dorms and are in good proximity to the campus's main facilities.

The off-campus options are great too. There are well over 20 enormous and gorgeous complexes built just for students all across Tuscaloosa.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 64th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 131st
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 269th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 988th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Josh Morris
Hometown
Bath, Maine
Major
Public Relations
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Tutwiler, the largest female dorm on campus, gets both good and bad reviews from students. Some girls love the small space since it forces them to meet so many other girls, but others say it was unbearable. It all depends on what type of living environment students are familiar with and can adjust to. If you are the type that needs your own space, then a place like Rose Towers may be best for you. Most students that live in a dorm recommend living in one for at least the first year. The social environment they offer helps students make friends and adjust to the campus easier. Checking out all the dorms before deciding which one to live in is the best way to find where you belong.

Dorm life is a part of college, and the experience is what makes living in them fun. Although some are nicer than others, it's all about the friends you make while living there. All of the dorms are unique and offer varying atmospheres. Some have large rooms and others have smaller ones. Some dorms are only for students that are in certain schools and some are only offered to honor students. For the best living experience, look around and find which one fits your personality. There are many to pick from and the options are growing.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
8,050
Average Housing Costs
$5,600
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
30%
Number of Dormitories
17
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Dorms
  • Blount
  • Harris
  • Rose
  • Tutwiler
Worst Dorms
  • Palmer
  • Paty
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • MicroFridge (some units)
Also Available
  • Capstone communities
  • Engineer living options
  • Language housing options (French House, German House)
  • Living-learning communities
Did You Know?
All campus residents have access to UA's movie channel, which plays different movies every week.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Blount Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 186
Bathrooms: Shared baths
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Double, suites
Special Features: Known as the Living-Learning Center, includes residential facilities for Blount Initiative students, classrooms, a seminar room, a reading room, library, and computer facilities
Bryant Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 153
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Athletes, engineering living option
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Four bedroom suites sharing a living room and kitchenette
Burke East
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 264
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, suites
Special Features: On the southeast side of campus near Coleman Coliseum, Moody Music Building, the Quad, and Fraternity Row, features a cafeteria, snack bar, convenience store, and laundry room
Burke West
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 264
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, suites
Special Features: On the southeast side of campus near Coleman Coliseum, Moody Music Building, the Quad, and Fraternity Row, features a cafeteria, snack bar, convenience store, and laundry room
Byrd Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Double
Special Features: Self-governing hall that does not have traditional RAs, the Mallet Assembly plans programs and sets their guidelines for behavior; rooms include movable furniture, wall closets, and a sink; hall has a community kitchen and laundry facilities
Friedman Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 125
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Double, suites
Special Features: Open to commerce and business administration majors only;, includes a computer lab, fitness area, laundry room, and group study areas, outside entrances, combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit
Harris Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 196
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Double, suites
Special Features: Harris Hall has a common area kitchen, and each room has a combination refrigerator/ freezer/microwave unit
Lakeside
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 540
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Four bedroom suites sharing a living room and kitchenette
New Hall
Bathrooms: Community or suite-style
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites, some singles available
Special Features: Wood flooring, refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit, built-in land line, ethernet connection, cable tv
Palmer Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 107
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Double, suites
Special Features: All rooms in Palmer are equipped with a combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit; hall has a common area kitchen
Parham Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 230
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, suites
Special Features: Central laundry room, across the street from Burke cafeteria
Parker-Adams
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Double
Special Features: Open to arts and science majors in the A&S Freshman Living- Learning Community
Paty Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 450
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Double, private
Special Features: Features a snack bar, laundry, pool table area, computer lab, the 24-Hour Diner; each room has a combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit
Ridgecrest South
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, special interest living communities
Room Types: Four-bedroom suites
Special Features: Kitchens with full refrigerators and microwave ovens, dining area with café table and two chairs, living room with window blinds, tv stand, side table, and chairs. Laundry on the second and fourth floors.
Riverside Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 966
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Two to four individual bedroom suites
Special Features: Features a pool and a clubhouse, East and West buildings only be offered to honor program students and freshmen
Somerville Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 108
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Double, suites
Special Features: Home to the engineering living community, features a combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit
Tutwiler Hall
Floors: 13
Number of Occupants: 966
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Features a combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit, a snack bar, convenience store, ATM, laundry, and a branch of the University Supply Store

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Bluff Apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two or three-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Full kitchens, washer and dryer, high speed internet, covered parking, individual bedrooms and bathrooms
Bryce Lawn
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 240
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen, transfer students
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Three share a living/dining area, kitchen, and study area; utilities and furniture included
The Highlands
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 210
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen, transfer students
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Three students share a living/dining room area, kitchen, bath, and study area; all utilities and furniture is included
Rose Towers
Floors: 12
Number of Units: 830
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen, transfer students
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Three students to share a two bedroom, kitchen, living/dining room area, bath, and study area

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