Impressions Of
University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa

Pros of

  • “There’s a good atmosphere whether it’s football season or not” 

  • “It’s a college town.” 

  • “It’s small and realistically you could walk places.”

  • “The college does bring a lot of cool things to Tuscaloosa. There’s cool culture if you look for it. Like, the first Friday of each month the art galleries are free to the public.” 

  • “People are very nice down here. Almost too nice.” 

Cons of

  • “It’s in Alabama.” 

  • “It’s far from a major airport.” 

  • “There’s not great restaurants. There’s not a good variety of healthy choices, it’s a lot of fast food chains.”

  • “If you’re from the North, it’s a large cultural change. The college campus kind of creates a bubble, but sometimes it’s noticeable that you’re in the deep south.” 

  • “Football ruins the first semester because everything gets so expensive and hard to get to because people flood the town.”

Reasons to attend and not to attend University of Alabama

To Attend

  • “Football. Gameday is unbelievable down there. It’s a totally new world. ​

  • “The bar scene is unbelievable”

  • “They are heavily increasing the out of state population, so you get to meet people from all over.”

  • “If you’re looking for a place with a strong alumni network and school pride that lasts their whole lives.”

  • “You’re going to have a really good time. You won’t have to worry about finding things to do at night. You can find something no matter what.

To Not Attend

  • “The state of Alabama is very [messed] up. Its history shows.”

  • “If you want a big city, Tuscaloosa’s not that. You won’t get a city experience.”

  • “It’s kind of a party school, so a lot of people end up dropping out because they can’t handle it. You’re going to be in trouble if you’re not good at self-control.”

  • “It’s difficult to go home and expensive to fly out of Birmingham.”

  • “If you don’t want a southern school, I wouldn’t go to Alabama because there is a strong southern presence. It isn’t overwhelming, but it’s there.”

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