The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is a student-centered research university located in the northwest corner of the state. The University of Alabama, the State of Alabama’s oldest public university, is a senior comprehensive doctoral-level institution. The University of Alabama is ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation for the ninth consecutive year in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings, fall 2009.The University of Alabama ranked 10 th in the nation among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars in the 2009 freshman class.
Admission to the University of Alabama requires the completion of an application (on-line or printed) accompanied by a $40 application fee along with transcripts from your high school and ACT/SAT scores including the writing portion of each test. See http://gobama.ua.edu/steps/freshmanchecklist.html for detailed information on the application and scholarship programs. Financial aid is available if needed.
Both on-campus and off-campus housing is available. Students can apply for housing on line and in print after being accepted as a student. You must submit a complete application, including the housing contract and the $250.00 deposit ($25.00 application fee and $225.00 housing prepayment) in order for Housing and Residential Communities to receive your application and in order for you to be eligible for on line room selection. See housing.ua.edu/halls/hall_list.cfm for detailed information and virtual tours of residence halls.
Meal plans are available as a yearly contract. Dining on campus is varied from dining halls with menus on line to Pizza Hut, Chick Fillet, and more. See bamadining.ua.edu/ for details of the plans, menus, restaurant locations and more.
Several options are provided for campus transportation. If you bring your car on campus, you must pay a fee for a parking permit and become familiar with the traffic and parking laws on campus. A bus system, the Crimson Ride, is in place that covers the entire campus; schedules can be found on line. For more information, see crimsonride.ua.edu/.Campus security is very important today. The University of Alabama’s campus and the city of Tuscaloosa have very low crime rates. The campus police have a number of programs in place to keep students safe on campus. See http://police.ua.edu/index.html for information on programs, safety reports, and more.
With a top football team, great campus safety record, many choices for majors, over 250 student organizations and activities; the University of Alabama is a great choice for an outstanding educational experience. Roll Tide!