College Junior 2012-10-22T14:32:00Z
All of the buildings here are absolutely breath-taking. The reason I chose this school over any of the others is because of how beautiful everything is. Especially the quad!
College Junior 2012-10-22T14:27:25Z
The weather here is absolutely beautiful. Its the end of october and it's still mid 80s and sunny. It always makes me wanna get up and go to class because gloomy weather for the most part, doesn't exist.
College Junior 2012-10-19T02:58:41Z
Car parking is very expensive and always seems to disappoint. Bike parking is dismal. This is one of the universities biggest weaknesses to be overcome in terms of the quality of its facilities.
College Junior 2012-10-19T02:56:55Z
The campus is beautiful, the libraries are great, there are lots of excellent academic resources free and easily available to students, most STEM degree departments are well staffed and funded. There is a decent bar and restaurant scene, and a passable music scene. Diversity is low, discrimination and racial and LGBTQ tensions in Greek life is extremely high.
College Junior 2012-10-19T02:48:31Z
You pretty much have to be belligerent, passed out on the sidewalk, or openly and clearly posing a threat to other people to land any repercussions other than the usual stuff like getting put on academic probation (which you'll deserve if you get it here).
College Junior 2012-10-19T02:41:20Z
Health & Safety:
It is very safe considering the size of the student body and campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-19T01:21:40Z
I really can't tell you due to taking online classes
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-19T01:19:43Z
I did my internship for my BSW at DHR. I enjoyed it. But I had class on Mondays. My intership was Tuesday-Friday 8am-5pm with no pay for the entire semester. And I must admit it is not easy. But can be done
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-19T01:15:35Z
I did not think it was hard to get accepted. The application process was self explaintory and easy
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-19T01:14:29Z
I have not started school yet. Will start in January. Therefore, I am unable to answer this question
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-19T01:13:42Z
I have alreay graduated with my BSW degree from UNA. I will not be actually classes at the University of Alabama until January 2013. However, I have been extremely impressed with the services so far. I live 3 hours away from the university and completed entire application online with no problems. Staff including admission and financial aid are extremely nice and helpful
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-15T21:27:37Z
The police some enforce the drinking policy, but not alot of people get caught for underage consumption. You're far more likely to get a ticket for speeding or parking outside your zone than get one for PI.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-15T21:25:11Z
You have to walk a long way to campus, and if you park anywhere outside your designated zone, be prepared to receive a ticket
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-15T21:22:52Z
Hot and humid, when it rains, the campus floods and it's difficult to not cross campus without rain boots
College Senior 2012-10-15T20:33:36Z
Football season is a blast, there's lots of programs in which to get involved. It's a small city with Birmingham close by. There are lots of parties for Greeks and Non-greeks. There are plenty of resources for students who need help with studying. The law school is the best in the country with the most reasonable price. The New College Life Track allows adult students (25+) a completely customizable degree, right down to the classes you take - if you can dream it, they will find a professor to help you with your goal - without having to step foot on campus except for one weekend seminar. New College is also offered to traditional students with some slight differences in the format due to not being considered a distance learner (there are perks and draw backs to both). There are also a lot of artists here. it's very cultured... and there's elephants everywhere. who doesn't love elepants?
College Sophomore 2012-10-15T09:14:15Z
Greek life is EVERYTHING here.
If you're like me and you look like a sorority girl, act like a sorority girl, but don't want to be in a sorority and are super independent...then you will have a very hard time here. If you aren't anything like a typical southern sorority girl and you don't rush then you should be completely fine.
I didn't go greek and it has been impossible for me to make friends or find things to get involved in. Athletics are divided into women's, men's and greek. The only options you have for nightlife if you aren't 21 are greek affiliated. And if you aren't involved in greek then you aren't allowed to attend certain parties.
If you are not greek you will not be best friends with people in greek, you just won't be around them enough to get close enough. it is greek vs. non greek. you have to be on one extreme.
People that are involved in greek life are constantly at their sorority/fraternity house. If you're a girl, you are always with your sorority sisters. Every night of the week there will be something planned...whether it be a meeting or a swap with a fraternity. During the day you have study hours that need to be done at the house and mostly everyone eats at the house for lunch. All of this makes it very hard to make friends with people in greek life if you are not in it. If you are in a fraternity....welllll this is Alabama and prepare to go through a semester of HELL. It is the most intense thing you will ever do. For a semester you are somebody else's bitch. When you aren't in class, you must be at the house. And at any point, even if you're in class or if its 2 am, they can text you to come to the house and you must go. You also will get hazed. A LOT. Every horrible story you have heard is true. If you're in a fraternity then your life pretty much becomes revolved around the actives that need you..and drinking. You will drink more than you ever have or will in your life.
If you're in a sorority you only go out with your sorority sisters, and when an active wants to leave a fraternity, you leave with her. The sororities are big so there are cliques within them. Some sororities haze and some make you wear heels and dresses to class. People are friends with girls in other sororities. Reputations are HUGE within a sorority. Eyes are everywhere and if you are ever caught doing anything to give your sorority a bad name then you will be punished for it. This is not the school you go to if you are looking to be a crazy drunk slutty sorority girl. You must be classy and you must be discrete. If you're going to hook up with someone, you better make damn sure that nobody sees you. Most sororities have rules that you aren't allowed to "shack"- aka sleepover at a guy's place.
Finally, if you are a the typical southern, cliquey, wealthy, big tshirt wearing, classy, polite, outgoing and overly enthusiastic then you will LOVE sorority life here. If you are a sorority girl and you want to be with your sorority all the time and be obsessed with your sorority sisters and talk about how much you love your sorority and just talk about greek life all the time then this is ABSOLUTELY the right school for you.
College Sophomore 2012-10-15T09:00:34Z
Yes, Alabama is a party school, but it depends on what kind of partying you are looking for. If you are a city girl/guy, this is the completely wrong place for you.
If you're 21 you go to the bars on the strip or downtown. If you aren't 21 you won't get in, and if you do then there is Alcohol Beverage Control that comes out random nights and checks everyones id's. They will arrest you if you're caught using a fake. If you aren't going to bars then your nightlife is completely limited to Frat parties. There are "swaps" or other frat/sorority parties on any night of the week, but you have to be in the designated sorority/fraternity to attend. On friday's and saturday's they are always open to anyone.
Keep in mind that we are in the south. These are not the types of parties that you go to and everyone is playing beer pong and doing keg stands. The frat parties are very social, with the girls dressed nicely, guys in button downs and they are all standing around schmoozing and drinking. If you are pledging a sorority your night life revolves around what your sorority is doing and which fraternity they want to go to. Greek life also makes the school much smaller- if you're a sorority girl you can't afford to act slutty or drink too much.
One last thing- on away game weekends this place is DEAD.
College Junior 2012-10-11T22:15:27Z
I'm a Nursing major at the University of Alabama. I am very satisified with my experience thus far. I am still in Lower Division, meaning that still taking my basic core classes like English and Math. However, my experience with the Nursing adminsitrators are all positive. We meet with advisors every semster which is comforting. Also we get constant emails that keep us update about opportunties available. They are very well organized and are truely helpful to students.
College Senior 2012-10-09T18:31:17Z
NOT ENOUGH PARKING SPACES. POLICE WILL TICKET YOU
College Senior 2012-10-09T18:27:34Z
mOST OF THE OFF-CAMPUS DINING OPTIONS ARE REASONABLE AND CLOSE TO CAMPUS AND YOU CAN QWALK IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TRANSPORTATION.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-08T19:40:29Z
Parking permits are extremely expensive and so are the fines. It's best to just live close to campus so you can walk to class and not have to drive.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-08T19:35:30Z
There are many different races and religions at the University of Alabama. Greek life is really big at our school.
College Senior 2012-09-28T00:28:18Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – Well lit, bus/transportation available around the clock and in outlying shopping areas.
College Senior 2012-09-28T00:21:12Z
Parking garages are great if you have on campus housing. Cannot speak to off campus communters
College Senior 2012-09-28T00:19:38Z
Excellent, engaging professors and the facility is expanding and awesome with opportunity for research and co-op opportunities.
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