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The University of Alabama

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueF University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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She cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Nov 03 2014
Major: Communications (This Major's Salary over time)
I am a freshman at the University of Alabama and I honestly do not like it at all. People here are very self-absorbed and rude. Most of the girls are complete brats who only care about going to parties EVERY NIGHT. If you don't dress "like them" with long T-shirts that cover your shorts, you will most likely be judged. Also if you are not wearing designer clothes/shoes/accessories, you're probably seen as "poor". If you are not from the Alabama or the South, I would highly recommend reconsidering this school. Especially if you are not planning on joining a Fraternity or Sorority.

One of my friends was rushing for a certain Sorority and when they walked in they had to take off their shoes and an active member of the sorority came around and checked to see who was wearing designer shoes and who wasn't…

They are complete brats who care only about themselves and their image. I wouldn't be surprised if the whole greek system flunks out.

The culture shock is tremendous. Everything in the "deep south" is different than any other state. I am from Chicago so the culture here is not something I like. I'll just say it is very different in every aspect, (how people dress, act, talk, carry themselves). It is just not something I like. There really is no "southern hospitality" on this campus. People down here call Chicago a "war zone" but in reality people from Chicago or anywhere in the Midwest are a heck of a lot nicer than anyone on this campus.

Lastly, there is absolutely nothing to do on this campus except party. Don't get me wrong I am a big partier but I don't want to go out every single night because it gets old really fast.. The Strip is super boring and quite scary at night. There are a lot of weirdos driving around it looking for drunk college girls coming out of the bars late at night.

responseI agree about The Strip. I graduated in 2004 and it was safe. Now, It's sketchy. I think the discussion of greeks and others being snooty is over generalized. I am sure some are and I am sure some are not. It is different from Chicago and other places. It is a unique place. The campus is growing fast and has a lot more folks attending than when I left. The growth is from out of state students.
questionIm also from chicago and i was considering coming to u of a. When you say the lifestyle is completely different could you elaborate on that please
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