College Sophomore 2012-11-30T04:02:35Z
The computer labs are sometimes crowded but usually very manageable. You can always find a spot but you may have to look for a few seconds, that sort of thing. Most students have personal laptops but the labs offer nice Dell computers along with Apple monitors in the engineering library.
College Sophomore 2012-11-30T03:56:33Z
The university has built new dorms and demolished old ones in return so they are spacious and are in a good location. The campus still has older dorms which are in less demand but are still in good shape, also they have a history to them and people love the location and atmosphere.
College Sophomore 2012-11-30T03:54:04Z
The financial aid process was decent but sometimes was a headache. I had a few problems but ultimately got the aid to help me attend school but still having to take out loans which is a downfall.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-30T01:33:19Z
It is very hot here most of the year. The summer lasts from April until October. The winter is very mild here though, which is very nice. The heat takes getting used to but it isn't unbearable. Also, there are alot of thunderstorms during the spring and tornadoes as well.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-30T01:31:35Z
there is a very diverse campus. there are a lot of different religions and ethnicities. the only problem is that a lot of the greeks have decided to not accept these different people.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-30T01:29:31Z
The campus police definitely do their jobs, but the RA's are pretty lenient. They do their job too but they let people get away with a lot of stuff in the dorms.
College Sophomore 2012-11-29T23:47:33Z
The overall experience i have had at bama has been a good one but i do not feel as though this school is for me which is disappointing. Im from New York and i cannot even begin to explain how different a world it is. People do not go out of their way to be friendly and there is ABSOLUTELY NO individuality. I feel like i am the only one with my nose pierced in the state of alabama and people sometimes think i am a marshin (not really but you get the gist). If you like to be unique and have a "rise against" attitude this school is not for you. I am in a sorority and that is where i have made the majority of my friends, i never hang out with independents not because i don't want to but just because i never have any contact with them. There is a huge divide between greeks and independents, if you are not in a sorority or fraternity you can forget about a social life basically. Fraternity parties are fun but they get repetitive and people aren't exactly welcoming when it comes to outsiders (northerners). I have found that the majority of people here base their opinions on what they have been told to think or "tradition" or how they have been raised. That is probably one of the most frustrating things i have found about the students because i am the opposite. Alabama has a beautiful campus and with out that or the football games i probably would transfer the second i could. Overall if you are not from alabama or the south and looking to "get away" like i was, i would not pick here; go somewhere else. Im a spontaneous person and made my decision to attend school here on a whim and because i loved the campus but looking back i wish i would've made a different decision.
College Senior 2012-11-29T16:49:03Z
I know people smoke pot i haven't been peer pressured.
College Senior 2012-11-29T16:48:13Z
Permits are not too costly if you register in time and the ticket prices vary depending on the situation. I feel the need to have a car on campus but not everybody does.
College Senior 2012-11-29T16:46:16Z
It is very expensive but most ones that are far away have transportation and gates.
College Senior 2012-11-29T16:12:02Z
Health & Safety:
Overall the campus is pretty safe. They have night security trucks around every major dorm and campus police is always roaming. The only unsafe places would be near the strip. When people tend to get drunk, they do crazy things. My house this past summer got broken into while I was in the house. The guy was drunk.
College Senior 2012-11-29T16:08:39Z
Since UA is expanding campus enrollment, more international students are more prevalent now. Despite all of that, I would say it's still segregated somewhat. All groups tend to stick together and Fraternities and Sororities also do the same. This campus harbors a semi-racist environment, but people at least hide it. People are a predominately conservative, Christian and middle to upper middle class. I wish I could say LGBTQA+ students were accepted here, but that's not really the case. The slurs and sayings hurt people.
College Senior 2012-11-29T15:54:40Z
I give it an A- because although the computers are excellent, the campus is growing more quickly than the technology availibity can keep up. Resnet wireless is so unreliable and spotty at times. It's better off to have a personal laptop.
College Senior 2012-11-29T15:18:12Z
It is an amazing experience to be an Early Childhood Special Education major at UA. The program's classes are taught by professors with field experience and the students get the opportunity to complete practicums in the surrounding schools. The workload is manageable if you apply yourself and do the very best you can. I am also impressed with the College of Education building and facilities.
College Senior 2012-11-29T15:15:01Z
I transferred to UA from UAB because UAB had dropped the undergraduate program for special education. I have been very impressed with the professors, curriculum, registration process, and workload since I began at UA.
College Senior 2012-11-29T15:13:41Z
There are people of many different races and religions at UA, and the campus seems to be very accepting of all this diversity.
College Sophomore 2012-11-29T09:29:00Z
It is a pretty far drive, but late night options are great. Cost is okay and the quality of the food is decent at best. Most people only use it for late-night options anyway though, so it is okay overall.
College Sophomore 2012-11-29T09:23:22Z
If you want to smoke it is not hard to find at all. Anything more than marijuana is pretty rare, drinking is the more regular activity here though.
College Sophomore 2012-11-27T18:50:40Z
If you are not from the south and are not into the typical sorority/fraternity scene, do NOT go here! if you are not greek, you don't matter to anyone. people are very fake and it is hard to be a girl here without being in a sorority. The only good part about this university is the football and some of the teachers. Also, do NOT live in Tutwiler if you decide to come here. Also, all the boys look gay and the girls literally all dress and look the same. I am miserable here and am transferring next semester and counting down the days. This place is money hungry and all the people here don't mind cause they are all snooty, rich, and spoiled southerners that have had everything handed to them their whole life. There is absolutely no individuality on this campus.
College Sophomore 2012-11-25T21:03:16Z
There are four dining halls and many fast food/restaurant options. There is food available pretty much all day every day, except between 1am and 6am.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-21T17:38:07Z
Nightlife at the University of Alabama is absolutely dreadful. It's almost to the degree of "Please don't invite me, please don't invite me" when fellow peers are talking about "having a drink." Yes, granted drink-having is what you can do and what mostly everyone devote themselves to; however, if you like to really "party" with dancing and coexisting in a friendly, fun enviroment, this is NOT the place. As a 22-year-old, I feel almost sheltered due to intolerance of this amateur night-lifestyle.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-21T17:33:12Z
The dorms on campus look like little cockpits in a plane, the newer condos they're building appear to be great; yet, you need a thousand dollars to even imagine living there. Rural, ridiculously country area, and high cost of living? Something doesn't add up about this place.
College Sophomore 2012-11-20T18:18:23Z
My major is human development with family studies as my concentration. The program is fantastic because the professors have so much experience and give feedback on the things they have done. Oppurtunities are provided for students through the child center on campus who want to volunteer and see how their career will be. The workload is fine because I read the chapters before class and outline as I go along. Once I'm in class, I understand the topic more because I read the chapter already.
College Sophomore 2012-11-20T18:11:21Z
My school is unique in that it has so many different programs for international studies out of the country. I love how they offer scholarships for these opputunites and the staff from many parts of the school are involved with students by visiting classes, providing feedback of programs, and administering events for their clubs/jobs.
College Sophomore 2012-11-20T18:03:56Z
Living on campus as a freshman is a fun experience. I have everything I need at my fingertips. The dining hall and market is only five minutes away when walking and the bus comes to the dorm when I need to go to class and the waits are not long. I love how we have our own rooms, a kitchen, and bathroom. We also have internet access and cable. The relationships I have built with my roommates are comforting because they're like a second family.
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