College Senior 2013-01-10T20:20:34Z
Tuscaloosa is a big-small town. It is big in size but still has that small-town atmosphere. College students are welcomed everywhere and it is easy to meet friendly people.
College Senior 2013-01-10T20:11:41Z
There are a lot of apartments around Tuscaloosa, and since it is a college town they are relatively cheap. You pay for what you get, so if you want a nice, high-end apartment it will be significantly more expensive than a studio apartment in a complex with only a few parking spots.
College Junior 2013-01-10T18:52:46Z
Alabama has one of the top Communications colleges in the nation, and it shows. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and you can tell that they care about the students.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T22:59:49Z
They are over priced. If you have a public bathroom it's not good cause I don't feel they adequately clean it to my standards at least. They are old always make sure you have a current ac filter. I know a lot of girls in tutwiler had a problem with mold and Burke is smaller and has the high set beds were your desk goes underneith. The beds are super hard so get a mattress pad. If you live in the newer buildings they are twin Xl if in the older ones its just twin.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T22:56:46Z
It is usually just a bunch of frat parties. Or going to the same old bars.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T22:51:40Z
I am from the south and even here sometimes it just gets way to hot and then half the time it's raining and the other half starting around November gets super cold and then super hot which makes a lot of people get sick.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T22:39:34Z
There are many things to do in Tuscaloosa. The town is large enough so you do not feel smothered, but small enough to feel like home. Midtown Village is great for shopping, and the lake is a great place to hang out and swim. The Strip offers many great places to shop and eat, as well as bars to hang out in on the weekends.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T22:34:54Z
Most people here are very diverse. There is a good mix of different cultures and races, and most people seem to tolerate each other very well.
College Senior 2013-01-08T06:11:52Z
I don't usually eat at the dining halls anymore but from what I can remember, the food was not that great. If you aren't worried about being healthy, the pizza and burgers and great! But the freshman 15 was not something I wanted to happen and the dining halls definitely did not help. There are not a lot of healthy options except salad.
College Senior 2013-01-08T06:07:32Z
Underage drinking is very common at UA. It is easy not to get caught and people don't usually call to police for noise complaints. They are very strict about parking and about the use of narcotics. There is a narcotics team that visits the university a few times a semester and tries to get rid of a lot of drugs.
College Senior 2013-01-08T06:04:40Z
There are people from all over at UA and it is really hard not to find people that you fit in with since it is such a a big school. But there are definitely cliques. The sorority girls hang together. The fraternity boys hang together. The Greek system is a huge deal at Alabama which is good for people who want to go greek but not so good if you do not want to participate in that.
College Senior 2013-01-06T17:02:18Z
I thought it would be a lot easier to receive financial aid here. I make really good grades but I guess if you want a scholarship you'd need to have a GPA really close to 4.0.
College Senior 2013-01-06T16:48:28Z
The transportation that the university has is great! The crimson ride is constantly running and even runs until 9 at night. After 9 they run a perimeter route since there is not as many students on campus. On the weekends they have shuttles that will take you to the strip so that you don't have to drive, which is a plus since there is limited parking down there. Also, a lot of the off campus housing provide shuttles to and from the university! I could not be more pleased!
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T19:11:05Z
I am very satisfied with the education that i am receiving from the University of Alabama. I am a Music Therapy major and have experienced first hand the difficult yet rewarding curriculum that they possess. My instructors have offered extra help where it is needed and show legitimate concerns for my success.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T19:05:32Z
There are many computers availably throughout campus at all times. They have Apple and Microsoft brands so you can use whichever you are comfortable with. Having your own computer is nice if you prefer working from home or your dorm. Also some professors will ask you to bring them into class to work.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T19:00:28Z
During the day transit buses are constantly on their routes. It may take a while to get use to which bus to take but once you do they are very useful tool. These regular transits quite running at 7 p.m. but the University gives all of its free rides around campus. All you have to do is call 348-ride and they will take you anywhere on campus or even down town. UA also has transits running for major events as well such as game days.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T18:50:11Z
Parking permits are expensive and only allow you to park in select areas. Even though you have a car you will have to walk or ride a bike around campus anyways because driving is such an inconvenience. There are a lot of students so parking can fill up very quickly!
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T20:02:25Z
Health & Safety:
The University has a ton of safety measures and procedures. There is a security guard in every dorm and parking lot at night. The University has many help stands on campus that contact the police when a button is pressed. I have never seen any major crime around the dorms and I feel completely safe walking around campus. However, you should alwayhs remember to lock your cars and your doors just in case. And it always helps to never walk alone at night. You should also be careful when you go off campus down on the strip to the bars and restaurants, because there are occasional car jackings late at night.
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T19:52:05Z
I live in Presidential Village, which is brand new this year. It has the same space and layout as Ridgecrest and Lakeside. There is a room for each person, a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a living space. As a brand new dorm, it's very nice and clean, and the staff is wonderful, however, they don't work on weekends and it will probably get dirty on crazy weekends, like on game days. The only real downside to living in Presidential is the distance from classes. It is usually a twenty to thirty minute walk to the quad, depending on your speed. There is a bus route that picks up in front of Presidential, but some may still find the extreme distance a deal breaker. If you're looking for housing closer to campus, Harris and Tutwiler are in the center of sorority row and many buildings, but in return they are also much older and much smaller (Tutwiler has community bathrooms and one room that houses two girls). In my opinion, your best options are Presidential, Lakeside, and Ridgecrest. Lakeside and Ridgecrest are only a couple of years old and are about a fifteen minute walk to the quad.
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T19:28:21Z
Guys & Girls:
Most guys wear t-shirts and polos and girl wear large t-shirts, nike shorts, or leggings to class everday. If you're in a fraternity or a sorority, you will most likely wear your letters or a greek apparel shirt everyday.
College Senior 2012-12-30T22:59:12Z
Dining halls were crap my freshman and sophomore years. Except Bryant. But that's a little out of the way for most students. The markets and such that take dining dollars are super convenient but severely overpriced (but, it's dining dollars so who cares.)
College Senior 2012-12-30T22:55:20Z
UA is getting bigger and (mostly) better every year. The newer buildings are fantastic and they are constantly renovating something. However, some departments aren't exactly super important to the university, and so you have some not so great stuff there.
College Senior 2012-12-30T22:52:32Z
I received the National Merit scholarship and it's been kind of amazing. The only drawback is that because my housing was free, my parents were not thrilled when I decided I no longer wanted to live in a dorm.
College Junior 2012-12-28T22:39:20Z
Guys & Girls:
There are all types of men at UA. Every type of guy you can think of. I met mine!
College Junior 2012-12-28T22:34:38Z
The food is pretty good. It fresh, but the options can get tiresome
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