Tuscaloosa, AL
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1 College Student

Parking: impossible. high risk of getting car booted or towed. extremely high fines.

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College Freshman

Parking: Since I don't have a car, I don't know how good or bad the whole parking thing is.

3 College Freshman

Parking: A parking pass costs way too much money. The rec lot needs to be bigger

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4 College Student

Parking: There is an abundant amount of parking near the dorms. Cars aren't necessary under any circumstance but are convenient. If you park without a pass on campus you will eventually get fined.

College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car so the whole parking situation does not apply to me at all.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1129th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1255th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 1288th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Josh Morris
Bath, Maine
Public Relations
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Students say parking is the worst thing about UA. Getting a parking tag is easy and inexpensive, but depending on where you live could make it difficult to park. Students living off campus get commuter parking tags, and these lots are usually full. But, if you get to the lots right when classes get out or if you take early classes, then you should find a spot. For the students living on campus, get used to walking because there is not a lot of parking. Don't panic, the school is compact, so the walk is not bad.

On or off campus, students recommend you walk or park someplace for the day and walk from there to classes. If you are set on driving, then leave early and wait for students to get out of class, then park in their space. Parking is tough at UA since there are more spots for faculty than there is for students. Students suggest walking so you do not have to worry about traffic.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
  • Exceeding time limit: $25
  • Fire lane: $50
  • Handicapped zone: $250
  • No parking zone: $50
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • There are parking garages on campus that charge students one dollar to park. You can use your
  • Action Card to pay the fee, and it is usually easy to find a parking place.
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
The Ferguson parking lot
Getting a Parking Permit
It is very easy for students to get parking decals. Students must get a resident decal to park on campus, and off-campus students get commuter decals. All you have to do is sign up, and the price is billed to your student account
Parking Services
Parking Services
Student Services Center, Room 103
(205) 348-5471

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 153 responses

  • 14% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 14% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 24% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 39% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 39% Everywhere
  • 24% The Ferguson parking lot
  • 20% Burke Parking lot
  • 11% Lakeside resident hall
  • 4% The rec
  • 2% Highlands

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 147 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 48% Not many options, you have a certain lot to pay fo
  • 36% The newly built parking garages
  • 9% I live in Tutwiler, so parking is awesome for me.
  • 6% Commuter West, take early or late classes


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