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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my dorm in Presidential Village I. Suite-style living is really pricey, but definitely worth it in the long run. The housing process was super easy, but super competitive, so be early when you submit the application or apply for a room! People in the halls are so nice and are super helpful with anything you need. It's also within walking distance of all classrooms, which makes it easier for out-of-state students and non-commuters.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very big at the school. Over 2,000 people just went through rush week this year. The people are so friendly and so enthusiastic about Greek life, it makes it more exciting for everyone else. The housing is unbelievable- some houses are bigger than classroom buildings. It's amazing how many people are involved in Greek life, and I have never heard anyone regret participating.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The football team is absolutely incredible (hello, 16 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS), which makes the games so exciting, everyone on campus is always so excited. The basketball team is also majorly improving, which is causing major excitement for the upcoming season. The workout facilities are also so nice and kept in great shape, allowing all students a positive experience for both athletes and non-athletes.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone is so friendly- both staff and students. No matter where you are, you're always greeted with a smile and are made to feel important. There are also so many opportunities to get involved on-campus, so you are never bored while you're taking a break from studying.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UA has an amazing Career Center. You can go there to get help with a resume, interview practice, job applications, help deciding what you want to do, really you can go there for pretty much anything!!! Definitely high quality.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love UA! The courses are awesome and really informative. Most of my classes have been relatively small and the teachers have been amazing!!!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel like the University does not have enough lighting at night in some areas. Some spots on campus are very well lit and some just aren't in my opinion. However, campus always has a police officer at every dorm from my understanding and you can't walk around campus without being able to see a blue phone booth that is for calling the police in an emergency. They are also trying to cut down on the possibility of drunk driving by having 348-RIDE, which is a car service sort of thing that when you call will pick you up anywhere on campus during late night hours.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is great, don't get me wrong... However, I lived in one of the nicer dorms. Everyone had their own room and the bathrooms were two-to-one. We had a kitchen and a living area and had several study rooms throughout the dorm if roommates were being loud. The best options for dorms are really on the other side of campus from the stadium. They are nicer and slightly newer. Dorms such as Harris and Burke can be nice depending on what room you get but the bathroom situations are less than ideal and can be EXTREMELY gross some days. Really take advantage of the roommate match online and try to get to know your roommates before school starts! It will really help when you get to school to have a friend or two.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The University of Alabama has one of the top athletic teams in almost every sport. Truly some of the best fans in the world!!! Roll Tide!!!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I had to choose a university again, I would still choose the University of Alabama! It is such an amazing atmosphere. Most of the teachers are extremely engaging and helpful and every professor that I have had is truly passionate about the subject(s) they are teaching! You can never go wrong attending an Alabama game in any sport because the fans are just the best! You can really feel the school spirit from day one on campus. Students and faculty have all been very nice and really want you to succeed. Personally, I have really enjoyed being apart of clubs and honor societies. They get you involved in volunteer work and in the school! Roll Tide!!!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had a math math teacher and a burnt out Physics 102 teacher, but the rest of my profs have been great. Entry level classes are a lot larger, but they're easier so it doesn't really matter. Just do your homework and see the prof when you struggle and you'll be fine. There is such a huge variety of classes to take, I just wish that the school still offered Finnish courses.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've been to a couple career fairs for engineering and it appears as though the top corporations are looking at UA for new hires. I hope I can get a job in astronomy one day.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Honestly some guys are just really really creepy. I hate walking alone, but what else am I supposed to do when 348 Ride won't even put a request in and I have to get home from my astronomy class at 10pm? I even bought some mace for this year just to be safe. However, the biggest threats aren't lurking on the streets. They are the guys you're alone with. Don't be alone with guys unless you really trust them.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There was mold under my sink in the honors dormitory that never got fixed, despite my roommate and I putting in work orders. Also, the dorms are crazy expensive! I can rent a really nice apartment for one year for less than the cost of a dorm for 10 months. I had a creepy guy across the hall from me that we had to get the FA's help with. We did make a lot of friends on our floor though! Dorms are a good experience, but not a perfect experience.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: (I'm a GDI)

Sororities are ridiculously expensive and the girls can't even throw parties in the houses (which look more like mansions). It's incredibly sexist. Just like the frat guys. I honestly go to parties just for the drinks, then leave ASAP because there is nothing scarier than a drunk frat boy who can't take no for an answer. Oh and Fried Fridays are awesome too; the sorority houses have a buffet of fried foods on Fridays for lunch.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Roll Tide is the mantra at Bama. I've never come across a group of people who were so passionate about sports. Gamedays are crazy and being in the stands at a football game is even crazier! I've never cared about football before and last year I had the time of my life at football games. Football is by far the most important sport at UA, but that's because we've won so many National Championships!

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school. Most of my teachers have been excellent and there will always be a friend group for every type of student, whether it's Greek life or anime club.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The department is by far, in my opinion, the best! Everywhere I travel they are talked about. It makes me proud to say I am a student at the University of Alabama.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great experience thus far. The campus is beautiful, the people are kind and the staff is very helpful. The atmosphere is very family like here. Very welcoming.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life affects how unified the student body is. Most Greek students tend to make friends with other Greeks, and do not really reach out past their organization. Because of this, non-Greeks view Greeks as cliquey. There are greek houses available for most sororities and sororities; however, the amount of housing varies greatly. Some houses are significantly bigger than others, and can hold more members.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at the University of Alabama are of the Upmost importance. The faculty takes great care in choosing the students for the different teams. The teams work hard year round to make sure they perform at their best, and there are always fans from the student body to cheer them on. All sports, whether it be football or rowing, will be supported by the students.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The University of Alabama has been a great school so far. I have been involved in several extra curricular organizations on campus. I enjoy the classes, and the professors who teach them. Both professors and students throughout the university are passionate about their area of study. The University of Alabama has a wonderful energy, and all of the students have a shared sense of school spirit. If I could do it all over, I would probably still choose the University of Alabama. The programs I participate in are wonderful, and going to my classes all worth while.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If there's something involving drug usage, the school would try to fix that right away. Unless it's a major issue, the issue on drug usage is average here on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience taking classes at Alabama has been enjoyable. The school is flexible on all the classes they can offer, along with planning out your schedule. Class size will vary greatly on what major you have, some class can hold up to 500 students all the way down to eight students. Whatever class you choose, be it required or not, the professors are good at what they do. They enjoy connecting with their class, getting help after class wasn't a problem.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Anyone eligible for work study has a fair chance at getting a good job on campus. The school helps you to a point find jobs on campus, often holding career fairs and meetings. There's always room for people to work on campus, including off campus jobs for those who wants it. From merchandising, school programs, gardening, varsity teams, the number of jobs available exceed better than most schools. As long as you're willing to work for it, getting a job is a fairly simple process.

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University of Alabama students constantly brag about their school’s traditions and spirit, and their pride is shown throughout the town. Some say it’s the incredible education that drew them here, and others say it’s Bama football that brought them to this Southern school. But no matter what reason these students choose to come to UA, most believe it was the best choice they could have made.

After graduation, some students get a job, some further their education by going to UA’s grad school, and some even go to UA’s law school. No matter what the students decide to do with their future, they believe Bama has prepared them for it. Students advise upcoming freshmen to walk around the Quad, visit the Strip, or watch a football game to understand why so many love UA.

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