College Senior 2010-10-14T22:25:25Z
THE TRANSATATION AROUND THE PARKING POTS ARE VERY CONVENIENT.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-13T18:51:47Z
The chain restaurants that serve UA are great but our own servers, Bama Dining, can be subpar on its best day. Lakeside Dining and Fresh Food serve healthier options and have more options, so if you are looking for convenience check them out.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-13T18:49:33Z
There is plenty to do in this town that houses 30,000 undergraduates. Located on the famed Strip you will find bars, restaurants, and clubs to suit the excited freshman's taste or the reminiscing upperclassman. Further away, and in Northport, you will find an enormous variety of bars (blues, jazz) and restaurants to suit anyone's tastes: Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean, Italian, Greek, etc.
If you are looking for something less alcoholic or smoke-related, venture back to campus for musical concerts at Moody Music, cultural events on campus hosted by Creative Campus Initiative and the Community Services Center.
If that still doesn't float your athletic boat, head to the Recreation Center where you will discover a top notch exercise facility that includes an Outdoor Recreation office.
College Senior 2010-10-12T23:20:30Z
Not Sure – I've seen people openly talking about using drugs often, but I've never noticed its availability. Drinking seems to be common, though.
College Senior 2010-10-12T23:19:46Z
Greek Geeks – I'm a non-greek. And I don't like the Greeks. It seemed like a false stereotype that all the guys are partiers and tools, and the girls 'get around' at first. It's starting to look more and more accurate every day.
College Senior 2010-10-12T23:17:16Z
Wireless Speed – A lot of people complain about the speed of the internet here. There was even an article about it in the local paper. I haven't been here long enough (let alone with a functional wireless card) to know or care myself, but it seems like a problem to other students.
College Senior 2010-10-10T19:12:53Z
Health & Safety:
Complete Safeness – the campus police are great I feel very safe on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-08T17:02:57Z
Great School! The university here is great. Help is everywhere when needed and most students are friendly. There are activities all the time and lots of student orginizations to become involved in. Support in any way you may need is easily available. The school is great and the campus is beautiful.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-08T16:58:08Z
Incredible Nights! The nightlife on The Strip at the University of Alabama is wonderful. Plenty of activities and bands play each night along with a safe ride home when needed. Their are accomadations for every lifestyle and mood.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-08T16:56:29Z
National Champions – The athletics at the University at Alabama are great. There is lots of student support of the athletes. The athletic facilities are incredible and can not get any better. School spirit runs rampede with colors being represented all over campus and around the town.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-04T03:58:45Z
Crimson Ride – While there are always buses running, the parking and seating available can be quite a hassle. The time it takes to get to class is ridiculous sometimes though.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-04T03:56:19Z
Guys & Girls:
Something for Everybody – No matter what your preference, there are a ton of different personalities, looks, and smarts for anybody here.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-04T03:54:27Z
There are many diversities located in this college town. Mostly everybody is accepted/can find a circle of friends to interact with. The only downside is that it is extremely Greek, and sometimes can interfere if you are not included in this group. Otherwise, University of Alabama has a variety that everyone can relate to.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-24T06:00:09Z
Great School With a Bad Stereotype – The school is very football and greek life oriented. When people hear the name University of Alabama, many think it is a joke of school; however, the school contains many hard honors courses and consistently ranks among the elite in terms of honors programs throughout the years. Their is a great divide between most greeks and the rest of the students when it comes to seriousness towards schoolwork. Greeks typically are much more relaxed about the school and this is what has given Alabama it's bad reputation, there are exceptions to this fact though. The social scene is great, especially if you are in a fraternity or have connections to a fraternity. There is always something to do as long as you are willing to be outgoing and look for it.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-24T05:52:58Z
Better Than Other Colleges I've Seen. One thing The University of Alabama does well is housing. The on-campus housing for most is spectacular and the off-campus is great also. I live in an apartment about 7 min from campus but it is very nice for only about $325 a month. There are other places closer to campus that range from $400-$500 that are very nice and typically have the option to be fully furnished and utilities are included. Parking is very nice off-campus but the parking on campus is different. Bama still has some kinks to work out there.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-24T05:47:58Z
Good but Room for Improvement – The off-campus dining is what you expect in a college town. Tuscaloosa has a few unique places to eat but typically restaurants like Mugshot's and Jimmy Johns which exist in other cities but are nowhere near the popularity of large chains such as McDonald's. The average price for going out for a dinner ranges from about 7-10 bucks but luckily some of those places allow you to use your campus dining dollars in place of cash.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-19T05:13:23Z
Football AND Academics – The University of Alabama is obviously well-known for its outstanding football dynasty; however, it has been my experience that academically speaking UA is one of the very best institutions of higher learning.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-19T05:11:35Z
In the summer months things are pretty humid, but as fall approaches things are PERFECT.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-19T05:07:27Z
The Faculty Is GREAT – I am a transfer at the University of Alabama from a small private college in Florida, and I have to say I was more or less convinced that I would get little attention or recognition from my professors. I was wrong. ALL of my professors have been extremely approachable and kind. They are genuinely helpful in their teaching both in and out of class. Top grade educators.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-14T21:00:49Z
Parking issues can be kind of nightmarish. It's a dog-eat-dog scene if you're a commuter. Residential parking is fine, but the common agreement is that the University must sell more parking permits than there are available spaces for commuters. Security officers are Nazis about ticketing.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-07T01:29:38Z
The transportation for Alabama is good for on-campus students mainly because there are many spots open for them. For off-campus students it is very competitive. The school sells more parking passes than there are spots in each section all over the campus and they continuously sell more then normal and not fix the problem each year.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-07T01:25:56Z
The University of Alabama campus police can be strict but some times aren't. The police know everyone drinks even drinks but they are more worried about drunk driving and the safety of the student.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-07T01:19:17Z
There is a lot of off-campus housing in the Tuscaloosa area. The only problem there are many places that can be a lot more expensive than others. All of the off-campus living is good and everyone that I know likes it, it is just about how much money someone is willing to pay for certain places
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-06T16:19:04Z
Drug Scene – Drinking at the University of Alabama is big mostly on the weekends and especially on game days. The "Strip" is where majority of everyone who is 21 or older go and hang out at bars. Anyone else mainly goes out and parties and friends houses.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-06T16:09:33Z
The Diversity of campus at the University of Alabama is mostly white, but Alabama does want to get more diverse. There are many transfer students from all over the world and from that many students are interested in doing over sea studies.
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