Internet doesn't show a good representation of what the campus looks like. It is expanding every year and very beautiful. There's a new stadium, student union, library (coffee shop within), and a couple new dorms!
“Alabama State Unversity is not a bad school.Quite BrightPsychology
Alabama State Unversity is not a bad school. Your college experience here will truly be what you make it. They say there is no experience like the HBCU experiene and that's true. The school has an amazing band and they work very hard.The sports are good here also. Most of the people who play a sport here are on a schloarship. There are alot of clubs and organizations to join. Even thought this is an HBCU there are a lot of other races. most people think HBCU are ALL black. The surrounding area however is not good. this school is like a small little world, but once you leave campus you're in the projects.This is dangerous because plenty of people have been robbed while off campus. The bad thing about it is as soon as you walk off campus your pretty much in the projects. Another bad thing is that people that don't even attend ASU come on campus just to hang out. Thats bad because they came on campus causing problems. A few of them have been arrested while on campus.That just makes the school look bad. this school already has a bad rep by some people in Alabama because of the people here that make it look bad. Most people here are nice, but everyone is not. While you're walking you can easily smile and wave to some, but it's differnet with everyone.There are a lot of diffeent types of fashion here so it seems like a fashion show at times. It's nice to see. If you're the party type then you'll never be bored. There's always some type of party going on. When it's night time, it would be smart to walk around campus with a group. walking a far distance by yourself when its really dark isn't a good idea. The financial aid office here NEVER answers their phone. Overall id recommend it if you wamt the HBCU experience, but only attend this school if it's your 1st choice because if not, your 1st choice will ALWAYS be in the back of your mind.
So far the classes are okay. Semi challenging but it is still early in the year. The teachers and staff are usually prompt. The dining hall could be a little more creative with the food and the dorms I live in are fairly good. The elevators need a little more help (cj dunn) Not much to do in the city but go to the mall, clubs and Walmart. Plan on transfering.