College Sophomore 2013-01-15T17:43:29Z
Greek life is a big part of alabama. They have numerous sorieties and frats. They play a very big part at alabama . They are involved in all kinds of aspects from parades to parties to fundraising. I have never heard anything negative about greek life at alabama.
They all have housing and cooks for there housing so everyone eats together. They have a big thing at the beginning of the school year to check out all the different sorieties one maybe interested in.
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T17:37:09Z
Alabama is what drives this university it has many fans and great athletic facilities. I am a alabama cheerleader and the school spirit is like no other i have ever experienced. All students are involved in alabama football as well as many other sports here. They offer great scholorships for sports unfortuantely cheerleading is not considered a sport but i love doing it. University of alabama has been champions from years back. i think the fans make alot of alabamas reputation the stands are always packed.
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T04:38:57Z
The weather is usually beautiful. Most days it is relatively warm, short weather. However, Tuscaloosa weather can change quickly and it is possible for it to get very cold. But, class probably won't be cancelled unless there is a tornado warning. And it doesn't snow hardly ever!
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T04:33:25Z
There's always something going on, usually on frat row.
College Senior 2013-01-15T00:45:16Z
Once you are on campus the transportation system involves buses. It is convenient, and they run regularly. The bus drivers are very friendly, and I like the fact that they run into the night. The Crimson Ride gives student an option to give the university a call and be picked up where ever they are, even late at night, even if they are off campus... but there is a limit to how far they will drive- but it's free. The daily bus routes are convenient but for most, it is still less time to walk, then to ride the bus. All campus transportation is free. They just started a route of buses that take students downtown to the bars, and then take them back once they close. So smart to prevent drinking and driving by giving students an option.
College Junior 2013-01-14T02:31:33Z
A lot of the dorms are suite-styled, so people have their own bedroom and have two bathrooms (if it's a four-person suite), so you share it with one of your roommates. They also come with a kitchen and living room. So it's pretty "suite" (heheee..). There are some traditional dorms as well, like Tutwiler and Paty, but they have their charm. A lot of freshman girls going through recruitment chooses Tutwiler though, since it's so close to sorority row.
College Junior 2013-01-14T02:21:12Z
I know it's out there, becuase, like... it's college. But I have never seen anyone take drugs, nor have I ever been offered drugs. I wouldn't even know where to go if I wanted some! And I'm in the Greek system.
So, by other words, you can definitely stay out of it, and there's no peer pressure as far as I know. People do drink though, but I wouldn't say you absolutely have to. I drink because I want to, not because I can't have fun without it. I've gone to several parties sober, actually.
In conclusion, I would say UA is just like any other college campus. It's there, you can participate if you want, but you can do whatever feels right for you. Also, we don't party - we just celebrate! Roll tide.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T23:31:29Z
There is always available parking, however, it usually isn't near where you are going. Many, many students get parking tickets in areas they didn't know were prohibited. I am a freshman and don't have a car and it's easy to get around campus and not deal with moving cars for game day.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T23:27:09Z
Health & Safety:
The campus is very safe! There are many police officers on campus as well as security guards on sorority row, the way most girls walk alone to get back to their dorm. There are also emergency buttons around campus in case a person is in desperate need of a police officer immediately.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T23:24:22Z
It's amazing! It allows me to meet so many people and so many different opportunity. It also keeps me busy so I don't get homesick (I live 7 hours away).
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T23:21:51Z
The food on campus is decent. At first it is good but after going several times you get sick of the options.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T23:19:16Z
The campus is very racist, however, no one is alone. People of the same race seem to stick together.
College Senior 2013-01-10T20:20:34Z
Tuscaloosa is a big-small town. It is big in size but still has that small-town atmosphere. College students are welcomed everywhere and it is easy to meet friendly people.
College Senior 2013-01-10T20:11:41Z
There are a lot of apartments around Tuscaloosa, and since it is a college town they are relatively cheap. You pay for what you get, so if you want a nice, high-end apartment it will be significantly more expensive than a studio apartment in a complex with only a few parking spots.
College Junior 2013-01-10T18:52:46Z
Alabama has one of the top Communications colleges in the nation, and it shows. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and you can tell that they care about the students.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T22:59:49Z
They are over priced. If you have a public bathroom it's not good cause I don't feel they adequately clean it to my standards at least. They are old always make sure you have a current ac filter. I know a lot of girls in tutwiler had a problem with mold and Burke is smaller and has the high set beds were your desk goes underneith. The beds are super hard so get a mattress pad. If you live in the newer buildings they are twin Xl if in the older ones its just twin.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T22:56:46Z
It is usually just a bunch of frat parties. Or going to the same old bars.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T22:51:40Z
I am from the south and even here sometimes it just gets way to hot and then half the time it's raining and the other half starting around November gets super cold and then super hot which makes a lot of people get sick.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T22:39:34Z
There are many things to do in Tuscaloosa. The town is large enough so you do not feel smothered, but small enough to feel like home. Midtown Village is great for shopping, and the lake is a great place to hang out and swim. The Strip offers many great places to shop and eat, as well as bars to hang out in on the weekends.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T22:34:54Z
Most people here are very diverse. There is a good mix of different cultures and races, and most people seem to tolerate each other very well.
College Senior 2013-01-08T06:11:52Z
I don't usually eat at the dining halls anymore but from what I can remember, the food was not that great. If you aren't worried about being healthy, the pizza and burgers and great! But the freshman 15 was not something I wanted to happen and the dining halls definitely did not help. There are not a lot of healthy options except salad.
College Senior 2013-01-08T06:07:32Z
Underage drinking is very common at UA. It is easy not to get caught and people don't usually call to police for noise complaints. They are very strict about parking and about the use of narcotics. There is a narcotics team that visits the university a few times a semester and tries to get rid of a lot of drugs.
College Senior 2013-01-08T06:04:40Z
There are people from all over at UA and it is really hard not to find people that you fit in with since it is such a a big school. But there are definitely cliques. The sorority girls hang together. The fraternity boys hang together. The Greek system is a huge deal at Alabama which is good for people who want to go greek but not so good if you do not want to participate in that.
College Senior 2013-01-06T17:02:18Z
I thought it would be a lot easier to receive financial aid here. I make really good grades but I guess if you want a scholarship you'd need to have a GPA really close to 4.0.
College Senior 2013-01-06T16:48:28Z
The transportation that the university has is great! The crimson ride is constantly running and even runs until 9 at night. After 9 they run a perimeter route since there is not as many students on campus. On the weekends they have shuttles that will take you to the strip so that you don't have to drive, which is a plus since there is limited parking down there. Also, a lot of the off campus housing provide shuttles to and from the university! I could not be more pleased!
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