I graduated in 2004 from UA. It was the best college experience of my life (as I am not quite through with higher education). The campus is beautiful, the football legendary, and Tuscaloosa is a great little city. Truly the finest university in the state, and one of the top 50 in the nation. It is easy to become involved on campus, and easy to stay informed. Most students live on or near campus, and you can make a lot of lifelong friends. Like a lot of large campuses, parking is terrible and a real problem if you don't live within walking distance. Most of the dorms are not exceptional, but I lived in one for 3 years and survived. It makes making friends really easy, and great for study groups. I honestly can't say enough great things about UA.