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3 College Junior

Academics: every english professor is amazing. the biology department could use a clean up of professors except for dr fluker. he's the best.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: each dining hall is different. lakeside is the worst though. burke and bryant are the best. fresh foods needs better hours.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: every party has alcohol. probably drugs but i don't really pay attention to that.

1 College Junior

Parking: there is no place to park unless you want to walk 30 minutes to your destination

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are incredibly helpful and understanding.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is hard. It is always hard finding a spot close to class.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Strictness at the University of Alabama isn't an issue. I've never had a problem with any school policies affecting my academic or social life.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The greatest thing about UA is the campus life. My favorite spot was out on the quad and the Rec. The rec is very nice and updated. It has just about everything to do; there's rock climbing, swimming, classes to take and just about every kind of running machine.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Everything at UA is top notch. The Strip is always overflowing with people and things to do. Having a good time at the University of Alabama isn't hard at all. The campus life my freshman year was different from anything I expected. It was the greatest year of my life. I had the greatest teachers who would help me with anything.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: Computer access is impeccable at UA. Whether you're more comfortable with Mac or HP, they have both. Computer labs are all over campus all equipped with high speed internet connection.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. There are UA police patrolling all the time. There are phone booths accompanied with blue lights (to make them easier to find) that are immediately connected with UAPD as soon as a phone is picked up. I think the phone booths make all students (especially girls) feel safer at night.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The application process is very average at the University of Alabama. They do not ask of you anything to extraneous. The acceptance rate is fairly high. G.P.A and S.A.T scores are the most important criteria.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking at University of Alabama is the worst thing about the school. The university makes 7 million dollars off parking tickets and fines. They mark up fines over 100% than the city of Tuscaloosa. The School is more concern on about the beautification of campus and fan zones for football than building a parking garage for students. Parking pass are worth a one month rent. The University of Alabama needs to figure out a better system.

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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The university of Alabama is still working on bridging the race gap. There are few integrated clubs, fraternities, and sororities on camps. Most in state students still have animosity towards people of color. The University is bringing in students from out state which challenge the traditional ideas of segregation

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The city of Tuscaloosa has a great selection of off campus apartments. Apartment communities that offer the perks of college living pool,theaters, game rooms, rec fields, and gyms with close knit communities. The prices are inexpensive for what they offer. There is a diversity of living to fit individuals needs houses, apartments, condos, dorms style, efficiencies etc.I currently live in one bedroom apartment that is close enough to walk to class. The University of Alabama does a great of offering students abundance of off-campus options

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a moderate diverse array of race at the University of Alabama. Most of our international students are of Asian origin, I believe is due to the strong academics and tradition at the University. Proceeding Asian students would be students of middle eastern decent. At UA, 51% of the student body is out of state with 49% percent being in state. The main places of recruiting being in the south Texas, Florida, Mississippi, and Geogria ,so southern Caucasian is still the majority at the University. University of Alabama is a middle sized school with only 30,000 students with international students being around 1,500. The University of Alabama has come a long way since the civil rights ,but still is needs room for improvement in the diversity area

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Being off- campus definitley has its perks but being on campus allows you to explore more than ever. Living off campus can keep you in your apartment or house and rarely give you time to go back on campus to get involved. It takes a lot to go back and forth to campus once youre already done for the day. Living on campus allows you to definitely save gas and it allows for more exercise occaisonally. UA has more students than they do parking spaces so living off campus you never have to worry about where to park. There is a huge parking lot for students that want to commute each day and some apartments have shuttles that transport students to and from campus monday through friday. The housing and residential community staff makes it a habit to inform students that they may not be chosen for on campus housing so they have vendors from differnent apartments reach out to students by hosting the housing fair once a month on fridays in the Ferguson center.

3 College Junior

Majors: I had no issues discovering my major. At first coming into college, I believed that I wanted to become an Athletic Trainer, but The University of Alabama has intro courses that give you a glimpse of what your courses and the career will look like. I took an interest in Chemistry because of my high school teacher and having many family members to have degrees within the science field.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is.......good and bad. You have to remember that not all attention is good attention and some students forget that. You cannot get caught up in trying to be greek that you forget about your studies. Yes greek life may make your college experience an unforgetable one but you have to remember that you are in college for your grades and not to party or to be seen at every event held on campus. Non-greeks have friends that are greeks and respect the fact that there are times when only greeks can attend certain things. Being greek is definitely a personal choice and will not make or break you on this campus. This goes for Panhellenic and Non-Panhellenic Council Greeks. There are also greek organizations that revolve around academics. They have social events but Im not too sure about parties. The connections within those organizations can take you places you never thought you'd see yourself.

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4 College Junior

Academics: At UA there are about 6 or 7 libraries on campus. As a science major, I spend most of my time in Rodgers Library because there are tons of science books and resources for each class available at all times to students. Gorgas is a popular library just because of the space and there is a small dining area on the first floor. Professors are definitely open and willing to help any student that wants to be helped. Advisors are a little lazy and you have to stay on top of them when it comes to registering for your classes. Depending on your major, you will have homework or an assignment due every night. There wont be a night where you will not be studying unless youre super smart or dont care about your grades at all.

4 College Junior

Academics: Being a chemistry major is HARD WORK. It's science so of course it is going to be difficult. College is so much different from high school because the teachers honestly could care less if you got an F in their class. It is not saying they do not care about their students, it just means they are busy doing research, teaching students, and grading papers that some things just wont bother them. You have to be willing to work hard and study in order to make the grades you want in these classes. Reaching out to your professor will make a huge difference when grades roll around. He or she may just remember you and decide to bump your grade up because they see the determination and dedication that you have towards your studies.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are plenty of computer labs and printing labs available. Printing is cheap. Both Mac and Windows computers are available on every part of campus. The network reliable most of the time and wireless access is easy (except on gaming consoles). A personal computer and a printer is only necessary for convenience.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Both Panhellenic and Non-Panhellenic Greek life is very selective on this campus, and can honestly be a little discriminatory. You have to be a strong person of both will and heart to go through pledge process. Greek activity is very strong on this campus, but there are plenty of other ways to get involved, so don't feel discouraged if you don't make it.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: We have 4 dining halls open during the day and 2 dining halls open during the night, and one available for late night (10-1). There are also many fast food restaurants available (Dunkin Donuts, Chikfila, Burger King, etc.) I personally think the variety of food is fantastic, as well as you always have the options of salad, burgers, or pizza daily. The taste of the food is fantastic. A meal plan can be a little expensive, but the variety and convenience is worth it. Needless to say, I will have to splurge and by a meal plan every year.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I personally have never had a problem with campus strictness. I suggest being discreet in any illegal behavior but I do not believe the police "have it out to get you." All the RA's I know are fairly lenient (as long as you're not obnoxious.)

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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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