College Junior 2013-07-22T16:03:05Z
Being a chemistry major is HARD WORK. It's science so of course it is going to be difficult. College is so much different from high school because the teachers honestly could care less if you got an F in their class. It is not saying they do not care about their students, it just means they are busy doing research, teaching students, and grading papers that some things just wont bother them. You have to be willing to work hard and study in order to make the grades you want in these classes. Reaching out to your professor will make a huge difference when grades roll around. He or she may just remember you and decide to bump your grade up because they see the determination and dedication that you have towards your studies.
College Junior 2013-07-22T15:58:38Z
Most internships are unpaid, but I do believe they are trying to make it a law where the internship will have to start paying students for their time. Internships are great because when you graduate from college, employers want to see that you have experience, and applying and attending internships are great ways to show that you have experience in whatever field you may be going into. Do not get discouraged if you dont get all the ones you apply for, remember to step outside of your comfort zone and apply EVERYWHERE. The possibilities, resources and connections are endless!
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T01:20:50Z
There are plenty of computer labs and printing labs available. Printing is cheap. Both Mac and Windows computers are available on every part of campus. The network reliable most of the time and wireless access is easy (except on gaming consoles). A personal computer and a printer is only necessary for convenience.
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T01:19:08Z
Both Panhellenic and Non-Panhellenic Greek life is very selective on this campus, and can honestly be a little discriminatory. You have to be a strong person of both will and heart to go through pledge process. Greek activity is very strong on this campus, but there are plenty of other ways to get involved, so don't feel discouraged if you don't make it.
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T01:16:21Z
We have 4 dining halls open during the day and 2 dining halls open during the night, and one available for late night (10-1). There are also many fast food restaurants available (Dunkin Donuts, Chikfila, Burger King, etc.) I personally think the variety of food is fantastic, as well as you always have the options of salad, burgers, or pizza daily. The taste of the food is fantastic. A meal plan can be a little expensive, but the variety and convenience is worth it. Needless to say, I will have to splurge and by a meal plan every year.
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T01:11:46Z
I personally have never had a problem with campus strictness. I suggest being discreet in any illegal behavior but I do not believe the police "have it out to get you." All the RA's I know are fairly lenient (as long as you're not obnoxious.)
College Junior 2013-07-18T01:30:08Z
Parking on campus is always a problem for many people because of the lack of parking spaces by the dorms and other areas around campus. It seems as if there are more than students than parking spaces and in order to get a good spot you have to circle the block in search of one several times.
College Junior 2013-07-18T01:23:06Z
Guys & Girls:
Most of the people on campus are well groomed, take pride in how the look, and keep their personal hygiene in check. As for social events and parties, mostly everyone knows how to have a great time without violence occurring.
College Freshman 2013-07-16T16:18:06Z
Tuscaloosa is an average sized town with a big city mind set. We have a lot to offer, but everything is clustered and close. We have plenty of parks and rec centers for people that like to work out and stay in shape. Hospitality is very high on our list, so you can walk up to anyone and ask them what resturants they would recommend or where the best place to shop is.
College Freshman 2013-07-16T16:10:36Z
Greek life is pretty overwhelming at UA and they are more useful for parties than actual community service. They received a C- from me because the white greeks don't accept the black greeks, even though they all believe in the brother/sisterhood bonds created. There are even certain frat houses that do not allow blacks to attend their parties. It's very segregated.
College Sophomore 2013-07-10T21:14:38Z
If your in a sorority it is very strict. Each one has their own rules. U need to have a GPA that is kept up,or u go inoor standing and have many hrs of study halls
College Sophomore 2013-07-10T21:06:49Z
There is always something to do, if your in the Greek life, it's huge
College Sophomore 2013-07-10T16:03:06Z
Guys & Girls:
Everyone is nice to everyone. Even though there is division between guys and girls, you cant tell
College Senior 2013-07-10T05:43:57Z
Football season is the reason for a night life in Tuscaloosa. If your 21 and up consider yourself to have a great time but under that limit watch out for the cops. To get around cabs will charge you for high fares so be mindful of that, the clubs normally start charging (21 and older) $5 and up for underage people that varies from $10 and up. The city stays busy with fans, friends and family all throughout the week and your never bored. Just walking on "the strip" which is the most popular area you will have live music playing and people eating along the restaurant patio areas. There are always parties on the weekends and endless fun on the quad in the center of campus before the games starts. When football season ends in December or January (if team wins the National Championship) the town is a complete snooze fest. However gymnastics, basketball and baseball still cause the city to still have life but being here for almost 4 years going downtown gets old.
College Senior 2013-07-10T05:17:47Z
Tuscaloosa has a wide selection of apartments the cheaper the apartment the worst off the location expensive the apartment better location and amenities to assist you. On campus they provide an apartment day fair for students in search for a new place to call home after the dorm life style ends. Watch out for the fun contests and early discount rates if you get convinced to sign a lease early that means your living there! Just do your research before making anything final by talking to current residents and there is always someone on campus that can assist you with further information.
College Senior 2013-07-10T05:02:04Z
The student organizations are enforcing a drug free campus but there are a number of students who disagree with banding smoking. Alcohol is the most common drug in social settings but other controlled substances are hidden that was until the local police did a huge drug bust of over 80 students going to jail. This incident happening alarmed others who partake in these hobbies to stop especially on campus but pushing the issue more could be better voiced . Peer pressure, stress, financial problems, and COLLEGE etc can lead one to resulting to drugs but that doesnt make it okay. Sure when that time of the year rolls around to be drug free the campus gets into an uproar of promoting it but that should always be a common topic. We could do better to save lives!!!
College Sophomore 2013-07-09T21:34:37Z
I am attending the University of Alabama. I have always like using my hands. I feel that Computer Sciences is a good fit for me and my future career.
College Freshman 2013-07-09T20:55:06Z
It's great that they let you have a car freshmen year.
College Freshman 2013-07-09T20:52:43Z
Tuscaloosa is a large and lively city so you have everything from the chains to mom and pops.
College Freshman 2013-07-09T20:49:30Z
Drugs will be found at any college you attend. It really depends on who you associate yourself with.
College Sophomore 2013-07-08T21:27:55Z
Lakeside dining hall should be avoided. The food gets progressively worse the longer the year goes on. Fresh foods is continuously good. Burke is also consistently good. Bryant is the best place to eat, by far.
College Sophomore 2013-07-08T21:25:33Z
I mean, it's weather. It changes. Most of the time it's beautiful, but you can also go for days without seeing the sun.
College Sophomore 2013-07-08T21:22:13Z
Having the largest population of greek students doesn't help UA's cause, but the non greeks drink just as much as the greeks do. Adderall and weed are the two most abused drugs on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-07-08T21:20:55Z
There's not much of a tolerance for being drunk in public or being caught with drugs. Cheating is pretty hit or miss, though. Some professors will just tell you personally not to do it again, but others will report you.
College Freshman 2013-07-08T01:13:37Z
My housing is great but I have two other roommates living with me in my dorm.
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