ALABAMA STATE

 

  1. SIZE:
  • Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the S. states.
  • Alabama is divided into 67 counties and contains 460 incorporated municipalities consisting of 169 cities and 291 towns

 

  1. HIGHER EDUCATION:
  • Alabama’s programs of higher education include 14 four-year public universities, numerous two-year community colleges, and 17 private, undergraduate, and graduate universities. Public, post-secondary education in Alabama is overseen by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.
  • Colleges and universities in Alabama offer degree programs from two-year associate degrees to 16 doctoral level programs.
  • Accreditation of academic programs is through the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges as well as a plethora of subject focused national and international accreditation agencies.

 

  • FOOD CULTURE:

The iconic mouthwatering foods of this state are: –

  • Fried Catfish – When served with hushpuppies and coleslaw it equals perfection
  • Chicken Pudding – Whether it is served on sliced bread, crackers, a croissant, in a wrap, or simply on a plate, there is no wrong way to eat this delicious Southern favorite.
  • Fried Dill Pickles – If you have never tried fried dill pickles you are truly missing out!
  • Skillet Cornbread – It is hard to beat a Southern-style cornbread that is baked in a hot iron skillet. A true Southern staple!
  • Pimento Cheese – Known as “The Caviar of the South,” pimento cheese can be found at most Southern events
  • Shrimp & Grits – The shrimp is sautéed in butter and bacon fat, then served over a bed of spinach and cheese grits. What could be more delicious?
  • Pecan Pie – Considering the “pecan” is the state nut, it comes as no surprise this pie is so well loved.
  • Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy – This Southern favorite is usually served as a breakfast meal, but a lot of people eat it for supper too.
  • Brunswick Stew – This stew is served up best when it comes from the local church. Many churches around the South sell this delicious stew.
  • Fried OkraFried okra is FANTASTIC! You will be licking your fingers
  • Chocolate Gravy & Biscuits – Who says you cannot have chocolate for breakfast?
  • Crawfish – Crawfish boils are the BEST!
  • Southern Caramel Cake – A piece of this cake is truly a slice of heaven!
  • Fried Chicken – Fried chicken is the perfect comfort food!
  • Fried Green Tomatoes – In Alabama, Fried Green Tomatoes is not just a movie; it is so much more!
  • Casseroles – Green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, chicken casserole, hash brown casserole are the most delicious ones!

 

 

  1. TRANSPORTATION:
  • A rental car is really the way to go in Alabama unless you plan to stay within a single city. All the major car hire companies are represented throughout the state, with rates that are quite reasonable.
  • Alabama’s large cities have public bus service that is cheap and useful for moving around the inner-city areas. Route maps are easy to find in each tourist information center, though many attractions tend to lie outside the scope of the bus routes.

 

  1. BEST ATTRACTIONS:
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Civil Rights Historic District
  • USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
  • Gulf State Park
  • S. Space and Rocket Center
  • McWane Science Center
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House Museum
  • C. Handy Home and Museum
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Montgomery Museum of Fine Art
  • Civil Rights Memorials of Montgomery

 

  1. TOP UNIVERSITIES:
  • Auburn University
  • The University of Alabama
  • Samford University

 

  • REASONS TO STUDY HERE:
  • CLIMATE – It has a humid subtropical climate. The average annual temperature of the state is 64 °F (18 °C). Hailstorms occur occasionally during the spring and summer here, but they are seldom destructive. Heavy fogs are rare, and they are confined chiefly to the coast. Thunderstorms also occur year-around. They are most common in the summer, but they are most commonly severe during the spring (i.e. March through May) and late autumn (i.e. November).

 

  • FEES – Most of the colleges are affordable and provide scholarships also.

 

  • EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES – Lot of athletic programs for students in colleges here such as football, basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer.

 

  • INTERNSHIPS – A lot of universities helps students to get hands-on experience in a setting like the student’s desired post-education environment.