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Emily, junior, here to answer questions from prospective UA students and share advice from current students. This is an utterly unofficial blog and is not recognized, endorsed, or sponsored by the University of Alabama. Personal blog: intothequantumfoam
if i have a 22 on act and a 3.6 unweighted GPA what are my chances of being accepted?
As the undergraduate admissions website states, a student with a 21 ACT and 3.0 GPA should be successful at UA. (http://gobama.ua.edu/steps/freshman-req/)
So incredibly excited to move in 2 weeks for RUSH week! I’m ready to meet my new sisters!😊💟🎀
Move-in looms ever closer! :)
Hello, Bama students! It’s getting to be that time when you’ll start boxing up all your worldly possessions to haul them to Tuscaloosa. But here’s a pro tip: do not bring all your worldly possessions. There’s no room.
“So what should I bring, Emily?” The answer to that question is going to vary widely from person to person. But I have for you today MY packing list from last year, slightly revised with the new knowledge and experience I’ve gained. It’s categorized, and I’ve annotated it with explanations of anything that might seem goofy. Note that this list is tailored toward a person living in the suite-style dorms. Use this as a template to put together your own list, keeping in mind the type of room you’ll be in and the things that are most important to you.
If you haven’t started packing, you might want to start thinking about it. Here’s a list to help you remember the important things!
Hi there. I'm an Australian student looking at going to Bama on exchange in 2015. I was just wondering what made you choose UA? I'm deciding between Bama, University of South Carolina, Florida University and Arizona Sate. I just want an all-around american college experience (And a uni with a good academic rep). Thank you.
Well if that’s what you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with Bama! It looks like all the universities you’re looking at are in the Southeast, of which Alabama is certainly representative. (Mostly this is a good thing - the weather, the food, the southern hospitality - but it does tend to be a bit less tolerant than other parts of the country.)
I chose UA because I had already spent a lot of time here during high school, doing journalism events and the like. (The Alabama Scholastic Press Association is headquartered at UA.) It was the only in-state school I applied to, and they offered me a crazy-generous scholarship, so it felt like the best choice for me. And I’ve never regretted my choice! It’s been so much fun and there have been endless opportunities to meet people and learn things and get involved in some really amazing stuff. I worked on a research project as a freshman, and visited the space and rocket museum, and got more involved with my political party. I haven’t joined a sorority, but I see that you’d like to, and that’s a wonderful way to get a truly American experience out of this. Bama is a research university, so the academics tend to be pretty good (though this will vary by department), and we have an incredible faculty who are really enthusiastic about what they do.
Good luck with your exchange! If there’s anything else I can help you with, don’t hesitate to ask. :)
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