College Senior 2012-04-09T15:58:14Z
The city and UA campus have a great emergency plan in place in case of severe weather like we had in April 2011. Classes were shut down and students on campus were directed to sheltered areas. Parents are even notified via email about the conditions and the plan that is in effect depending on the situation.
College Senior 2012-04-09T15:52:12Z
although the majority of the population is white, there are other ethnic backgrounds represented for other parts of the United States. I have had good experiences since being here.
College Junior 2012-04-06T21:39:13Z
Buses Take Too Long – The bus comes fast but takes forever to take you where you want to go.
College Junior 2012-04-06T21:38:05Z
Long Walks – The dorms are super nice. Especially the honors dorms. If you live on campus, expect long walks to class especially if you are in the honor dorms.
College Junior 2012-04-06T21:36:51Z
Great Food – The food is really good the first week. But you get sick of it really fast.
College Senior 2012-04-05T16:57:12Z
Drugs take place at every college; I do not think the drug scene at Alabama is anything out of control or out of the ordinary.
College Senior 2012-04-05T16:53:27Z
I eat off campus basically everyday. There are lots of options and variety, but none of the restaurants give a student discount which is unfortunate. Bento Japanese is by far my favorite restaurant and anyone who visits Tuscaloosa has to eat here; i eat at Bento at least two times a week.
College Senior 2012-04-05T16:50:58Z
All the computer labs on campus have MAC computers which is amazing. They all have printers and the network is always reliable and fast. The wireless access has its glitches sometime but it usually works pretty well.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-04T21:36:13Z
The financial aid process is a little hard to understand but the staff on campus is very helpful and will let you know anything you need to get you started
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-04T21:34:19Z
Parking on campus is a little expensive but you dont always have to get a permit. There are places around campus to park and walk about 10 min to class. If you dont have a permit on campus you will deffentily get a ticket with a small fine. There are many buses that will take you around campus is you are far away. Over all i thnk parking is pretty good.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-04T21:29:04Z
I love the University of Alabama. I came here because of the beautiful campus and amazing Law program they offer. The teachers are more then helpful and are always there for anything to help you with. The advisors help you with all of your needs for the future and after classes, UA has an amazing athletic program to go watch and support the tide
College Junior 2012-04-04T21:27:36Z
Ok...Not Special – The 4 different dining halls on campus are good. They all serve the same type of food and it starts to get old. but besides that, you will enjoy the choices. Very Standard, nothing extravagant!
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-02T22:20:05Z
My school is all about tradition, and I really respect and love that about the University of Alabama. Things aren't always changing, the looks of things my get a little more modern, but nothing big is going to change. Also, it's such a beautiful campus. They keep this campus looking absolutely perfect. I never see any trash, it is always clean, and there is pretty green grass and trees all over the place. Campus life is so fun, and everyone is super friendly here. It's that southern hospitality! Roll Tide!
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-02T22:14:56Z
Health & Safety:
Pretty Safe – I have always felt really safe on campus. During the day, there is absolutely nothing to worry about ever. The night time could be a little different, but we have tons of on campus cops who parol around and keep everything calm and safe.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-02T22:12:37Z
I love my major! The classes can be tough, but as long as it's something your interested in, and you put in the time to study, then you will be fine. I have a job and full day of class everyday and I use my night time wisely to get my studying and homework done, and I have an A in my major for the most part. I have never made anything below a B. It's really interesting, there are great teachers and advisors in this program who make everything pretty easy. I get e-mails when it is time for advising or when they want to let us know about new clubs or events going on. I get to do a full 12 credit hour internship my last semester of school, which is 360 internship hours, and I am really looking forward to it!
College Junior 2012-03-28T07:20:24Z
Easy Going – The campus is relatively loose when it comes to the rules. Smoking is allowed on campus, and if you're like me you hate it. But you learn to deal with it. UAPD is kind of a joke and mostly give out parking tickets. Dave Baumhower is the best! It sucks with ABC comes into town because you ALWAYS hear stories of people getting busted so that always puts a damper on that weekend but they don't come often. Some of the bars are strict, some are not... it all depends. Fraternity houses always have alcohol and usually get away with a lot since police are really allowed on the houses properties. All sorority houses are required to be dry so you won't find anything over there... usually. Except for parking tickets thats really all you have to worry about. Unless you're being dumb, then you might get the occasional MPI, so don't be dumb.
College Junior 2012-03-28T07:12:14Z
Dorm Life – I would suggest living on campus your freshman year because everyone needs the experience. The best dorms are Riverside, Lakeside, and Ridgecrest. They are currently working on North Bluff which is assumed to surpass all other dorms. Those dorms are the best because they are suite style living where you have your own room, share a bathroom with one other person, you have a kitchen, and a living room. But of course these are the most expensive options. Tutwiler is the all girls dorm, 2 to a room, with community bathrooms right along the edge of sorority row. Tut is convenient for sorority girls because it is near all of the houses, however with elevator traffic you have to give time to get anywhere with 14 floors of a bazillion girls. Its old and beaten down and you either love it or hate it... from what I've heard its 80% hate, 20% love. It does have there own little mini mart for snacks and the math lab is connected to the building. Parking in Tutwiler isn't so bad because they have their own separate parking pass color. Burke East and West are older dorms and you have to share a room with another person but there is common room connected to another room shared by two other people for the 4 person layout. Burke also has community bathrooms. Tutwiler and Burke aren't so bad if you like your roommate, its crammed but if you get along there should be no problem. The nicest part about Burke is that it is right along the edge of the quad and probably the closest to any class rooms, and it has its own dining hall and mini buffalo phials downstairs. Paty is an all boys dorm which i don't know much about but I've been in it once, its a very old building which is two boys to a room with community bathrooms, however each of the bedrooms has a sink and mirror in it. The Paty Packaging center is located at the bottom which is convenient if you're expecting a lot of packages, but they don't take USPS so thats always frustrating. Mallet is across the street from Paty and is considered the "nerd dorm" or "GDI central" to most on campus, unless you're apart of Mallet of course. There are specific requirements to live in Mallet but there are benefits such as picking you're own RA... i think. Summerville is next to Mallet, which is an old building that i know nothing about. There is also the Blout initiative housing for those over achievers... i hear its nice but again know nothing about it. Paty, Mallet, Summerville and the Ridgecrest's are about a 2-5 minute walk from the Ferg. Riverside and North Bluff are way back there, there used to be Rose Towers but those of your coming in as the 2016 class are lucky they torn that place down. hopefully you'll have better parking. Lakeside Dining hall is right in the middle of Paty, Summerville, Mallet, Lakeside, Riverside, and Ridgecrest. So all of those dorms eat out of there. With Riverside, and North Bluff you need to set aside at least 15 minutes to get anywhere because its back along the river. I lived in Riverside, i didn't have a car so parking wasn't an issue but was to those who did have a car. I LOVED having my own room and the dining hall is close, overall a good choice... totally worth the money.
College Junior 2012-03-28T06:56:30Z
Small Town – There isn't much in Tuscaloosa other then the University. We do have the strip with a few decent bars and restraints and ice cream. However the town itself and the towns surrounding have little to offer. There is a bowling alley, which is rare to go to. The University Mall has a lot to be desired but MidTown village has good food options such as Panera, Chipolte, 5 Gives, Iguana Grill, Kobe Steakhouse and Wings U. Since its the south everyone drives slow and you need to take into account extra time to drive down McFarland blvd. The people of Tuscaloosa are very nice, its an old town, but its a good one. Its a good town with just enough to do on campus to keep you busy but not too much to keep you out of trouble. Birmingham is 45 mins. down the highway if you need a little city life to get away from the small town once in awhile.
College Junior 2012-03-28T01:59:54Z
Not Obvious – fraternities definitely have cocaine, but not visible really, not a big deal
College Junior 2012-03-28T01:58:37Z
Average Costs – I thought off campus housing would be cheaper, but I would say you need about 600 dollars a month to get a decent apartment/house/condo/ etc. with that being said there are a lot of options on where youd like to live
College Junior 2012-03-28T01:57:25Z
Decent, Repetitive – Each cafeteria has its off and on nights, you will think it is amazing when you are first there, and then quality quickly fades away, so enjoy while it lasts
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-27T00:08:47Z
Dining Options – I haven't really dined off campus yet but I hear there are plenty of good choices.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-27T00:06:50Z
Tuscaloosa, Alabama is a college town. The surrounding communities are really invovled in the spirit of the school so you can imagine it is definately a college towm.The atmosphere is really lively.
College Senior 2012-03-24T15:17:44Z
Not Very Strict – We are allowed to do many things. My social life is not restricted. I have never had a curfew. the policies do not affect academics.
College Senior 2012-03-24T15:15:18Z
Not Really Exposed – I honestly am not the one to ask because I am not really sure. I am not really exposed to the alcohol scene nor do I put myself in the position to get involved.
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