The response you get when you tell someone that you are a student at The University of Alabama can sometimes be surprising. Of course, they vary depending on where you’re from but in my experience, it was always something along the lines of “oh, what’s your major? Football?” or “oh, I’m happy for you but I don’t like that school.” I get it, you don’t like us. But you not liking us, makes us love UA even more.
Now there are many reasons that schools all over the country hate us, but here are some of the best ones.
Greek life at The University of Alabama is more. It’s bigger, it’s better and it’s stronger than greek life anywhere else. Our houses look like something out of a movie and the programs that all the different sororities and fraternities put on surpass anything that we have ever seen before.
The reason we accomplish so much is because we set our standards so high and we appreciate that schools across the country can take the time out of their days to envy our accomplishments.
It’s no secret that The University of Alabama has incredible academic programs. Everything from the Top 5 Public Relations Department in the country to having a Forbes recognized business school, all the way to being one of the only universities in the country to offer metallurgical engineering.
We know we have a lot to be proud of and we thank all the other schools in the country for taking the time to recognize our success so much that they can’t help but hate us for it.
Our Football Team
The most dominant and obvious reason that all other universities in the country wish they were us is our football team. A target of hate from everyone from the Big 10 to the Big 12. But we understand. A program that has won 17 National Championships, more than 20 conference championships and an all-time record of 891–327–43 has plenty of things to despise. But we don’t let that negative energy tear us down.
We thrive off it. The Crimson Tide football program is what it is because of all the hate we generate. We play tough because the country talks tough and we refuse to be anything but the best.
The University of Alabama has a long history of success. Our success is built on our drive to be the best. So thank you. Thank you to all the schools out there who sit and wait for our downfall. Thank you to the schools who just want to see us fail. Thank you to the schools who scoff at the sound of our name. We are the way we are because of you, we strive for greatness for you. We love that you hate us because your hate makes us stronger.