What’s Tuscaloosa like?

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a city of 90,000 located in the west-central area of the state. The University community offers a wide range of activities, such as sports, art, music, dance, and theater, and the University’s presence means that Tuscaloosa, though a relatively small city, offers a number of large-city amenities — including cultural events, shopping, and dining. The area around Tuscaloosa offers a wide range of outdoor activities, and Northport, just north of Tuscaloosa, is an artistic mecca for the region. Tuscaloosa is about 50 miles southwest of Birmingham, 200 miles west of Atlanta, and 300 miles northeast of New Orleans. For more information, visit the Graduate School’s collection of Tuscaloosa-related links.