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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: To live on campus was amazing! I really enjoyed how close the dorms were to all my classes. I was able to get my own room and still live with three awesome girls. The dorm itself was co-ed but separated guys and girls from living in the same rooms. The only thing that I would complain about was when people pulled the fire alarms at 3 something in the morning when it was freezing outside. It was easy to meet people within the dorms. We would have fun activities to do too like tie-dye t-shirts, free food, and study gifts. The RA's made it easy to move in and move out.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Many different options for parties

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many chain restaurants and mom and pop restaurants

4 College Freshman

Administration: Administration is very helpful and polite.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was able to take out loans. No scholarships

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food gets really old! Not many healthy choices

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: no help I am on my own

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: very noce, inclusive and considerate

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: normal dorms only because the students don't take care of them like they should

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: lots of variety and you hove the option to pay only fir what you get as well as unlimited swipes on your meal card

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: ALWAYS a party/kick back. No matter what day. There's always something to do.

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Unless they offer you money while you're still in high school, it is a pain in the ass with this school. Your adviser will send you to the scholarship office, the scholarship office will send you to the financial aid office, the financial aid office will send you to undergraduate admissions, and undergraduate admissions will tell you to go back to your adviser. This is exactly what happened to me and several other people I know. If you aren't going to Alabama on a scholarship, good luck getting financial assistance. Nobody there wants to help you with that; as much as it sucks, you will have no choice but to get a loan in order to pony up the 20-40k required to attend.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Biggest football school in the country. Games are really fun. Tailgating is a huge deal. Football season is the best and starts as soon as we come back for the fall. Everyone's in a really good mood. It's awesome!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Tons of great places to live off-campus with reasonable cost. Not too expensive at all. Most come furnished or have the option. There is a variety of places as well..Most all very nice inside. Not outdated at all. Easy to find somewhere to lvie for sure.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of chain restaurants that you may or may not be accustom to if you're not from the south. If you aren't, you will find them appealing. Some good, random cheap restaurants that barely card.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Annoying. Never are clear about what you need. You get a decent amount if you're out of state but nothing amazing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Decent. Many different places to eat, however the food on campus gets old.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Amazing school. Professors are always ready to help. Tons of dorming available. Also tons of beautiful off campus housing which is inexpensive as well. The university really cares about its students and it is apparent.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The Woodlands are ratchet, The Lofts is kinda ratchet, the Retreat is really nice, and Campus Evolution Villages is really nice.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: We have the best parties. Hands down. If you're a boy not in a fraternity, you better know a guy or else you will never get in. If you're a girl, you can get in wherever you want, regardless of Greek affiliation.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of different places to go, including local eateries and nationwide chains.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is technically "dry" yet Budweiser is a sponsor. Obviously, there is tons of alcohol at the fraternity parties but the school officials don't really care. If you are walking around on GameDay with alcohol, nobody cares. There are tons of townspeople and families around and they will not go out of their way to arrest people unless they are truly a threat to themselves or others. But when it comes to drugs, they are incredibly strict even with just marijuana.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It depends where you go. Lakeside mostly sucks. However, at Bryant you will eat like a king. The food court at the Ferguson Center has great options, if you're willing to pay a little extra (obviously companies slightly jack up prices on campuses). Burke is pretty awesome, as is Fresh Foods.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is incredibly expensive, but the suite-style rooms are very nice and the security is wonderful. The best dorms to live in are the Ridgecrest ones or the Presidential ones, and the ones to avoid are Somerville, Tutwiler, and Paty.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lived on campus the 1st year. Will be living in off campus housing next year.

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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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