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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Fraternity/sorority food is great. Dining halls are not that good. The Ferg has some good places to eat.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Nearly all of the dorms have separate bedrooms for each person

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love the restaurant options. Tuscaloosa is trying to boost it's ethnic scene and I think it's working. The two Thai restaurants closest to campus are pretty bomb, and there's a Chinese restaurant close enough that I heard is pretty amazing. I know that there are more ethnic restaurants farther away from the campus.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm probably not the best one to rate the party scene, but I can say that if you want to party, there is always somewhere that will accept you.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: This administration is probably the least invasive administration out there. Because this is a big party school, underage drinking is rampant here, but I rarely hear of people being caught for it. It's just a mainstay. And other than the smoking ban, the admin mostly stays out of the way.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't get as much scholarship as I wanted, but the aid options were great. It's pretty streamlined and they have all the steps up on your MyBama so you don't miss out on anything.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I loved the workers at Lakeside! They made everything better, regardless of how subpar the food was that day. But Tender Tuesday's at Lakeside saved my life. Always go on Tuesday's at lunch. And limit yourself. That fifth piece of pizza will not taste any better than the first did. And try the salad bar at Fresh Food's. It has way more variety. Breakfast at Bryant is well worth the walk every morning. Best place for breakfast on campus!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus! It's not the cheapest option, but for freshmen year, it's the best thing to do. Every freshmen has a place to live if needed on campus, and as an upperclassmen, I have a place if I want it as well. And there are so many options, so I will always find the best place for me. Plus, in Bryce Lawn, there's a washer/dryer unit in the actual dorm! Super cool!

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel SO safe on campus and in Tuscaloosa.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: best and biggest in the country. UA basically revolves around Greek life.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Student living apartments are all around Tuscaloosa and are easy to lease and find! The have booths in the Ferguson center at the end of the year to give information as well! All are very safe and great quality.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: anything you want? tuscaloosa has it! There is SO much to chose from. take your pick!

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: You'll have the time of your life! there is too much to do to sit in your dorm! ALWAYS something going on in ttown!

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5 College Freshman

Administration: You can basically do what you want, roll tide!

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Get good grades and you'll be fine. moral of any scholarship!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Meal plan? When Fresh Foods is open, that is the place to go. Every dining hall as many options but not a ton of people actually even use their meal plans. Everyone uses the dining dollars or will eat at their sorority or fraternity house. Food chain options: Subway, Chick fil A, Panda Express, Wendys, Canes, Dunkin Donuts, etc. All of these are on campus and take dining dollars/bama cash so its so convenient! Crimson 2 Go is the best thing to ever be invented, use it. The strip is full of food and only a bus drive, walk, or a car ride away!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived on campus my freshman year in Presidential Village. All of the dorms at UA are great in my opinion. There are so many living options that you can not complain. Presidential, Riverside, Ridgecrest, Bryant, etc you have your own bedroom, so privacy is given. That is my favorite part. They are all comparable to mini apartments. The rest that are traditional or suite style are all great options. I would say UA dorms aren't anything to complain about at all.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Swen's is awesome. Also, crimson to go is your best friend if you don't have a car.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I didn't really deal with the administration during the year.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Full tuition is pretty easy to get. I also got a random small scholarship in the middle of my freshman year, which was nice.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lakeside is ugh. It is horrible at dinner time so go early for sure. It gets super crowded and dirty and the wait can be long.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I would rather have gone some where that was less expensive. In my opinion this school is not good enough for the price you pay after dorm and meal plan fees.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: the university host at last 10 housing fairs during the spring semester. there's a website that matches you up with a roommate and most of the places are all inclusive and has a shuttle that goes to and from campus

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: the only places that are open after 2am is quick grill, waffle house, McDonald's and taco bell

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: many options. most people are on frat row from thursday- saturday (if they let you in their house) most off campus parties only happen when there's an event in ttown

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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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