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Reviews 3797 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants off campus are great. Most of them even have student discounts.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The teachers are helpful and easy to contact, and there are many programs to choose from.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are challenging and diverse, taught by very capable professors who expect a decent work load, but nothing that cannot be accomplished with a little elbow grease.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments are over priced. They are more than $1,000 a month not including utilities. This is not affordable for college students, because most of us are unemployed and already in debt from student loans.

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5 College Junior

Majors: The pay (if any), from my own experience, is a fraction of the pay if you're hired full-time. Conditions such as time commitment, responsibilities, and adherence to rules are usually similar to the way it would be as a full-time employee. The way you respond to your conditions are among the things assessed by the management during your internship. It's a great experience and exposes how you really feel about the major you declared three/four years ago.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Tuscaloosa is a large town with SO much to offer. In the day time, we have football in the fall and parties in the spring. At nighttime, we have about 50 bars to chose from!

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I am associated a greek life and absolutely LOVE it

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have only heard of two incidents in an entire year about a group of students robbing another student at night time. Thankfully I don't walk alone at night so I am not particularly worried.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many dining areas on and off campus and very many varieties. I feel like i have a different taste bud for everyday and the on an off campus restaurants always satisfy my needs.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Its very hard to get scholarships from the University considering that you have to have a very high ACT score which is almost impossible for me. As for as accepting financial aid awards the process is an A+.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I chose A+ because while i was in Tuscaloosa for orientation, the advisors gave everyone a list of emergency contact numbers along with other numbers and address' we might need. Also The University of Alabama has Blue Emergency call booths everywhere on campus that are light bright at night.

3 College Junior

Administration: The campus is not as strict because it is a public university. My two RAs I had my freshman year did not care if you drank or had a party in your room just as long as you weren't being too noisy. I have heard of RAs reporting students to the police for drug busts in certain dorms and they will report you.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many apartments that are available to students in Tuscaloosa. The price of an apartment largely depends on how many roommates you would like to have and where it is located in Tuscaloosa. Many apartments close to campus charge $700 - $900+ for rent to live in a one bedroom, The farther away from campus, the cheaper the rent will be. Apartments have many perks - swimming pool, movie theaters, game rooms, and gyms. Some places even have a shuttle that takes you back and forth to campus for class - very handy when you want to save on gas money. Be careful that some apartments are party places and you won't be able to get any study time that you need. I live in an off-campus apartment and I love it. It's amazing.

4 College Junior

Academics: Alabama has a top ranked 50 business school and PR school, which are very popular majors. The science classes are hard and this is coming from a biology major. I came here for the great medical background which is very good. Most of the science professors could care less what grade you get in their class because they have other important things to do. That being said, you have to work very hard in each science class to get the grade you want to. There is hardly a night where I am not studying. It is possible to succeed here, just make you sure you put in a lot of work.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Football is very popular at Alabama. It's a tradition that takes over the school and even the town. Students count down the days until the fall in anticipation of the start of the football frenzy. People from all over pack into the Bryant-Denny Stadium for every home game to show their Crimson Pride. Game days are a tradition on this campus that will never get dull. The University of Alabama athletic centers are fantastic. More than 1 student center is on campus with very easy access. If you want to become involved in campus activities, you only have to ask and so many opportunities present themselves. Students and professors are willing to help with student involvement. It is very interesting and exciting.

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2 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug and alcohol scene at the University of Alabama is huge. We recently had a drug bust in one of the dormitories for weed and when the administration found out they took immediate action. The alcohol is harder to crack down on because it is more at students accessibility, but Alabama has a strict no drugs policy. I don't drink personally, but I have heard plenty of stories of underage students drinking and I never heard of a student getting into trouble because of it.

3 College Junior

Academics: I came to the University of Alabama because it was closer to home, but also because it has a great medical background. Depending on your major, you will have homework or an assignment due every night. Being a biology major is very difficult in my experience. College is very different from high school because the teachers honestly could care less if you get an F in their class. It is not saying they do not care about their students, it just means they are busy doing research, teaching students, and grading papers that some things just wont bother them. You have to work hard and study in order to make the grades you want in these classes.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug and alcohol scene at the University of Alabama is fairly big. We recently had a drug bust in one of the dormitories and once the university found out they took immediate action. The alcohol is harder to crack down on because it is more at students accessibility, but Alabama has a strict no drugs policy.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer system at Alabama is excellent. We have multiple computer labs that are at accessible to students and are always open. Along with the computer labs, there are printers in just about every building that students can use after paying a small fee that can be charged to their student card. The speed of the campus wide network is fast and very reliable. This is extremely important because some of the exams are online and students can take them at home.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The University of Alabama is filled with multiple ethnicities and economic backgrounds. My classes have all different kinds of people in them which make for a better learning environment, in my opinion. This way we get diverse opinions and outlooks on topics that I might not think of. In the real world this could help with coming up with solutions to solving problems.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I came to the University of Alabama because it was closer to home, but also because it has a great medical background. My dream would be to go into the physical therapy field and then take that profession into the Navy. So far I've noticed that all of my professors are willing to work with me outside of class if I need extra help, the workload is directed towards our professions and includes a lot of hands on experience. My professors make the material interesting to learn and easy to pay attention to.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is hard to predict most days. Sometimes it is rainy and cold, then the next day it will be blistering hot and humid. These changes affect my experience by not making me want to go to class and walk in the rain, but I still go. Overall it doesn't have a huge impact on my well-being.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Alabama is a wonderful school for academics as well as social life and athletics. The professors are great and they offer a wide variety of good classes to take. Everyone is very willing to help you with anything you need and they absolutely love doing their job.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The University of Alabama is an SEC school with a champion football team and a very lively Greek system. Additionally, it is a college campus. There is bound to be obvious drug and alcohol use. And there is. But it's not overbearing or shown in a way that makes one feel uncomfortable. Drinking is popular at football games and parties.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The University of Alabama is a wonderful place to be. It's very safe and beautiful. There are a multitude of emergency phones located around the campus, late-night safe transportation systems, and secure entries to all buildings. The campus is very pedestrian and bike friendly, and the bus system is pretty reliable. Also, the food is good, and there are many options for those who want fast food or those who want to eat a healthy option!

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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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