ELI About Tuscaloosa


About Tuscaloosa

US map showing the location of Tuscaloosa AL

Tuscaloosa is a city in western Alabama of 100,000 people.

  • Located along the Black Warrior River
  • Named Most Livable City in America
  • Voted Top 50 Best College Towns
  • Beautiful, safe place to live and study
  • Excellent location for visiting beaches and U.S. cities
Tuscaloosa River Walk

Tuscaloosa Riverwalk next to UA
As an international student, living in Tuscaloosa for more than a year, I have experienced many things in this city. Tuscaloosa is marvelous place located in the south of the United States. The city is small, and it is a perfect place for studying.
From a student article written by Khalid A. from Saudi Arabia, Can C. from China, and Jeehyoung K. from South Korea

See what other ELI students are saying by visiting the ELI Student Testimonials page.


Tuscaloosa has four seasons during the year.

UA campus in spring

Gorgas Library

Gorgas House in summer

Gorgas House

Denny Chimes in fall

Denny Chimes

UA campus with snow

Lloyd Hall

Average Monthly Temperatures

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Month High Low
March 69°F / 20°C 44°F / 6°C
May 83°F / 29°C 60°F / 16°C
August 92°F / 33°C 71°F / 22°C
October 77°F / 26°C 52°F / 11°C
December 58°F / 14°C 36°F / 2°C
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Tuscaloosa Government Plaza

Tuscaloosa Government Plaza
Downtown Tuscaloosa

Downtown Tuscaloosa
Bryant-Denny Football Stadium

Bryant-Denny Football Stadium