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The University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa, AL
Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

Box 870132

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132

United States

Phone: 205-348-5666

Fax: 205-348-9046

Website

Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Rick Funk
Title:Sr. Associate Director
Admissions Office Address:P.O. Box 870132
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132
Admissions Office Phone:800-933-2262
Admissions Office Fax:205-348-9046
Admissions Office Email:admissions@ua.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Ferguson Center Student Union
Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library
Bryant-Denny Stadium
Malone-Hood Plaza/Foster Auditorium
Museum of Natural History
Bama Dining offers a wide variety of dining options ranging from all-you-can-eat buffets to coffee shops in venues located across campus. Residence halls also provide many housing options and activities for studens. A sample room is available for students to visit while on campus.
Most Popular Places Off Campus:"The Strip" shops and restaurants adjacent to campus
Midtown Shopping Center
Downtown Northport & Tuscaloosa Shops and Restaurants
Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
Lake Tuscaloosa
Located on the Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa is a multi-cultural city that offers a wide range of ethnic foods and restaurants, concerts, theater and outdoor activities on the river and nearby Lake Tuscaloosa.

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
     Hours:Monday-Friday and Saturday
8am-4:45pm and 8am-noon
Phone Number:800-933-2262
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Mon-Fri 10am and 1pm, Sat 8 - 10am
Average Length:2 hours
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:http://tour.ua.edu/

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:Anytime
Appointment Required:Not Required
Advance Notice:No
Saturday Appointments Available:Yes
Average Length of Interview:1 hour
Information Sessions:Available
Times:Year Round
Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@ua.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:N/A
Advance Notice:Other
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admission@ua.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:http://rolltide.com

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Year-round
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Not Available
Advance Notice:Other
Any Limitations:N/A

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
The Birmingham airport is a on-hour drive from campus. There is a Door to Door Shuttle Service available (205) 591-5550 or http://www.birminghamdoortodoor.com/. Rental cars are available at the airport. There is also a smaller airport (Van de Graff Field) in Tuscaloosa. Amtrak train service is available to Tuscaloosa from New York and New Orleans. The Tuscaloosa Metro System furnishes the Tuscaloosa Trolley that services all of Tuscaloosa with a whimsical flare. The University also has its transit system, the CrimsonRide, which will meet your needs for any on-campus transportation.
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
I-20/59 is the main highway into Tuscaloosa. Take the McFarland Blvd. exit from i_59, turning onto McFarland--a right turn if you are coming from Birmingham. Stay on McFarland and take Exit 215 (University Blvd.); the Rose Administration Building will be on the left as you enter campus.
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
For convenience, you can't do better than the on-campus Hotel Capstone, 320 Paul W. Bryant Dr., 800-477-2262 or http://www.hotelcapstone.com, whose moderate price includes passes to the health club and use of tennis courts. A number of Tuscaloosa motels are within a 15-minute drive. The Guest House, 3920 E. McFarland Blvd., 205-553-1550), at the high end of the inexpensive range, is about 3.5 miles from the school. The standard room rate includes passes to the downtown YMCA. America's Best Value Inn, 3501 McFarland Blvd., 205-556-7950) is also inexpensive and has a pool. It is about 15 minutes away. A Best Western, 1780 McFarland Blvd., NE, 205-759-2511, is about 10 minutes away. It is inexpensive and has a pool. There is also a Hampton Inn, a Courtyard by Marriott, and several others. There is a list on out webpage http://www.ua.edu/visitors.html, click on the related link: Tuscaloosa and then Accommodations.
 
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
If you are willing to venture about 35 miles from the university, you might want to stay at the Blue Shadows Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse in Greensboro (a very interesting town). In a country setting on 320 acres, you will find a formal garden, nature trail, private fish pond, and bird sanctuary. Enjoy afternoon tea and a continental breakfast. The price is at the high end of the inexpensive range.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • P.O. Box 870132
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132
    Phone: 800-933-2262
    Fax: 205-348-9046
    Email: admissions@ua.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    Yes
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Not Available
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