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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They do catch people and look out for these people, but its easily done by all students.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football at the University of Alabama is a huge deal. They have won the past National Championship in football. This sport is not just for the athletes. Everyone gets involved and as a great time on game days and supports the team and coaches. This helps the team play even better knowing their support system is huge!

2 College Junior

Weather: I'd say it was okay except for the whole tornado incident. It was a really big event that really impacted the city as a whole. We lost a lot and are still trying to recover today. Ever since, the university takes storms very seriously and has often cancelled classes as a result.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Atmosphere is pretty typical of a college town. I find there's always something going on. Bars are a typical go to, but there are plenty of parties on and off campus as well.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: A lot of the students are greek... so most love to party and drink. Not all, but a majority do. It's been hard finding decent guys because most are immature and don't care about anything. Girls are somewhat obnoxious but I've made many friends that who's friendships I will value after leaving college. Just depends on where you're looking.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are not common at UA. However, like anywhere that you go, there are people that do drugs. Drinking alcohol is not encouraged, but it is much more common across campus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Many of the buildings are new or recently renovated. Also, there are so many chances for research, internship, and co-ops that give a student access to a completely unique experience.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is relatively prominent on campus, but there are many different organizations to get involved with if greek life is not your thing. Also, there are large parties help by the fraternities and sororities that you can find a way to attend.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It is a wonderful college with wonderful professors. However, there are always those few professors that will be stubborn and hard headed. There are a few classes that will be extremely difficult to pass no matter what major you are in. However, there will also be many other wonderful professors who will do everything they possibly can to make sure that you pass their class while still learning their material. Overall it is a wonderful school to study at.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is not a large drug scene at Alabama however, every now and then there may be a fraternity or sorority that gets busted for using drugs as part of their initiation process. Other than that occasional instance drugs make a rare appearance on campus. Drinking is a lot more common here than drugs.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It all depends on what dorm you get. There are new dorms that were just built last year, and two other dorm complexes that were built only a few years before that, one dorm complex even has a pool. However, there are some dorms that have been there for a very long time. There is even one set of dorms that too many people are taking hot showers at one time the fire alarms will go off. I believe that overall the dorms in general are very good and all of them are within walking distance to classes as well as a meal hall.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The computers can get quite crowded however, there are quite a few labs that are open during typical school hours. The internet connection can drop at random times so it can be tricky if you are having to take an online quiz on a laptop. Overall the the computers are quite good, it can just become extremely difficult to complete your school work if the labs are full or if the internet on campus goes down. Definitely have your own computer and internet away from campus in case something like this does happen because the professors may not be able to open an assignment back up for you once it is closed.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Honors/Suite style dorms are great and keep getting better. They are pretty expensive though. Tut is good if you're rushing a sorority and looking for a real dorm experience- not so good if you're a science major.

2 College Junior

Diversity: Maybe I just can't tell because of my social group- but Alabama seems pretty middle/upper class white folks. The Greek system is segregated, there are A LOT of christians and republicans.. I think I saw a lesbian couple once? And when you're different from that crowd- you really stand out.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The buses are pretty slow.. and because they only run in one direction around campus it is often less efficient to take them. Crimson Ride and the Downtown Trolly are convenient though!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Alabama has many different dining option including multiple dining halls for meal plan use as well as resturants like Chick Fil A, Burger King, Subway, Starbucks and Boar's Head deli to use dining dollars. Also the strip on campus has a Moe's, Chipotle, Waffle House, Publix, Cold Stone, Firehouse and a TCBY.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Nursing program at the University of Alabama has a very rigourous curriculum. With prerequisite courses like Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Microbiology,Sociology, Psychology and Nutrition and GPA requirements of a 3.5 or higher, it can be quite stressful. Applying for upper division Nursing courses is highly competitive but as time goes on and many people change their majors, and others move along through the major it becomes quite easy to make good study partners and friends along the way. Also Nursing advisors are great at keeping students focused on specific major requirements.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: This is a very strict campus. Here, we are on it around the clock. We fully understand what work needs to be done, then do it. Those who don't do there work will suffer the consequences.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: This campus always provides excellence in every service.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: There is always something going on, and I really mean always. If you're 19 or older, the majority of the bars downtown or on the strip (basically on campus) are open to you. Sometime they charge cover and I personally think it's a waste of money, but they do have a lot of good bands and entertainment come throughout the year. Parties are pretty great, but the cops do quite a bit of monitoring just to make sure it doesn't get too loud or out-of-hand. Transportation is pretty good as well, if you're on campus you can walk to almost any place, even if it is downtown. If you're going to a party off campus, transportation gets a little trickier, but if you have a car & a designated driver you won't have any problems. The campus also has a free shuttle to most places the starts at night and runs until most of the bars close.

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2 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation at The University of Alabama is set up to be a great network. However, there are many negative aspects which make it a weakness to the campus. For instance, the bus drivers frequently take unexpected and very long breaks (at the bus hub, which is a long walk from the center of campus), often making the students riding the bus late for classes. Also, the times for the buses is somewhat convenient to student needs, but after hours the shuttle system is dreadful. The dispatchers to the hotline are always rude, and they take a very long time to show up where they are requested.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: It's insanely hot the first few weeks of school, when it rains, it pours. For days. And it gets pretty windy frequently. But those few weeks where the weather is perfect almost makes it worth it.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: If you get involved with the professors and advisors, there is no way you won't love the program. They do everything they can to make it easy for you to be successful.

3 College Freshman

Majors: To get into Upper Division in the business school, you need to maintain a C+ average. It's a doable hurdle if you stay on top of your work.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: No matter what you want to do, UA has a major for it. And if they don't, you can get involved in the New College program and basically create your own major around what you want to do.

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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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