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Reviews 3802 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I have been accepted into the Athletic Training program. The professors are fantastic and the study is challenging. Plenty of real-world experiences and internships offered.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: I've never had a problem with the buses at Alabama. They run frequently and are free. However, I often walk because the campus is beautiful and most buildings are fairly close to one another.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: I've just begun studying education, but so far everyone is helpful and friendly. I previously majored in nutrition, and the nutrition department is outstanding.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are always friendly and willing to help, as well as passionate about their field. Campus is beautiful and the workload is reasonable.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: So glad I came to Alabama. Great school in every way!! The academics are awesome. There is so much to do also. Best four years of my life.

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5 College Senior

Academics: People knock this school for being in the deep south. They shouldn't. All of my classes are difficult, challenging, and rewarding. All of my professors have been great. Alabama's academics are top notch. Many of my friends and myself have gotten high paying job offers all over the country with great companies.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Campus Quality: So much stuff is brand new. The rec center is awesome. The new science and engineering complex is supposedly the best and biggest in the country. It is extraordinary. Housing is all new and great (super suites). All the buildings are nice, renovated, up to date and modern, and flow in appearance. There is so much tradition and so many things to do. Football is fantastic, but it is not the only thing. There are clubs and activities for everyone. The quad is a great place to hangout.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: The nightlife at UA is excellent. Every time I have gone out I have had a great time, even before I was 21. Always something going on.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms at UA are very nice. However, they can be very expensive as well.

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4 College Junior

Weather: Tuscaloosa generally has excellent, sunny weather. I give it an A- rather than an A+ because it can be extremely hot during the summer. Also, the April 27 tornado ruined a lot of lives and everyone is afraid when bad weather comes.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: Tuscaloosa has a lot to offer students. Its big enough to be anything you can make it. However, there is a very large part of town that should be avoided because it is not a very good part of town.

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4 College Junior

Administration: The University of Alabama seems to have a pretty fair police force. They are non intrusive but are there to help.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of nice apartments. However, there are also a lot of crappy ones- and sometimes you can't tell they're crappy until you're living in them. Apartments close to campus are more expensive- and sometimes older and not as nice.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love being a biology major. The teachers are wonderful, the research programs are wonderful, everything is wonderful. I just really don't care for the chemistry aspect (ugh, organic).

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4 College Junior

Majors: The process of getting into most majors at UA is ridiculously easy- you just declare it online. That's it.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The best in the nation! Fifteen Football National Championships. It's a school that's serious on athletics.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Everything is kept extremely clean and well kept. Average precautions are needed to be taken; however, there is very little crime activity that occurs on campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The problem of this University is the focus on certain things for security, rather than more educated reasons to help out. For example, this year there was a huge drug bust in a certain dorm. Also, there was a hault to stop a video of students dancing; however, an abortion protest was approved with a police officer patrolling it.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I gave an A- review for a certain reason. The University of Alabama is very expensive to attend, and even to live at off-campus. The off-campus options I believe are limited to overpriced apartments with close proximity to campus. Also, there are transportation to help.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is a nightmare. Expensive, tough to find spots and you are likely to get a ticket for doing anything wrong.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants around Tuscaloosa are great and I haven't come across a terrible one yet.

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Only athletes and national merit scholars receive scholarships

3 College Freshman

Majors: So far I'm not too satisfied with the program I'm in. I love history but the courses that are offered are given first to those that have more credit hours. I don't think that it's fair for an underclassmen who needs to take some of these upper level classes to not have an equal opportunity to enroll in them unlike upperclassmen who can usually get whatever course they want whenever they desire.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Distance Student perspective:
the online facilities are great. there is a wealth of information right at your fingertips, to the point that it is almost overwhelming sometimes. So far the faculty respond to e-mails within a very timely manner. The library and databases online are really good too.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: So far the financial aid that I have received has been more than sufficient. However, my first semester started in Spring 2013. So I'm hoping that year round the financial aid will be just as sufficient as it has been.

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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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