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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My professors are incredible. I have taken advantage of their office hours and nearly all of them are easier to talk to than my high school teachers were. Some classes are larger than I would prefer but they are bearable. The dance classes I am taking remind me of the classes I took at my studio back home in Indiana which really helps control my home sickness. Although I thought moving so far from home would be difficult, I'm incredibly happy with my decision to come here to Alabama because everyone has made me feel right at home.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I went to a job fair and signed up for a job right away. I began working three days after sending in my application and the job quality is incredible.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am living in a 4 person suite-style dorm at Riverside North which is spacious and beneficial in its own ways. The only bad things about it here is that the people above us never sleep and walk incredibly loudly. When we took the dreaded hike upstairs to ask them to quiet down, they were upset and basically told us no. When we returned to our dorm that night, they began jumping and slamming things into their ground in order to spite us. The dorm is also incredibly expensive and it hurts my heart to say I'm paying a little over $9,000 to live here. It is also quite far away from many of the halls and makes walking to class a bit of a hassle. Overall, the dorm is very nice and my roommates and I are getting along very well so far.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Coming into my freshman year of college, I would have never thought I would want to join a sorority. I am not the stereotypical girl that comes to mind when you think of a sorority but, I was convinced to go through rush by my three roommates. On the first day, I had no idea what to expect but kept an open mind as my group walked from house to house. I did not even know what a door song was so as I was standing, front and center, waiting to walk into my first rush house, the doors flew open and 200 plus sorority girls started singing, screaming, clapping and flipping their hair in my direction. As a tear shed down my face in complete fear of what I was witnessing, I thought to myself, "what are you doing here, Abi.......You are not meant for this." The girls dragged each of us into the house one by one and had conversations with us about pointless things just so they could "get to know us." But, as the week went one and I went through this process nearly 45 more times, I began to understand the girls were all real people and sororities benefit their philanthropies in tremendous ways. I found my home at Kappa Delta with girls who I felt could truly become some of my best friends. Once you make it through rush week and find the house you think you will fit in best, you will understand why girls join sororities, even if they aren't the sorority girls on TV.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: From what I have experienced, people go above and beyond to show their love for the tide! We haven't gotten to football season yet but I'm awaiting the time eagerly. People have told me that I will never see anything more exciting than an Alabama football game and honestly, it's hard not to believe with all the pride people portray around campus!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love this campus! I'm not used to people holding doors open for me and being so welcoming when I have a question about something I don't understand. I feel safe at all times here which is a necessity in the college world. I truly think I will meet lifelong friends here!

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.

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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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