I'm not even 100% sure if I want to go to Alabama though, but if I do perhaps I'll find my own niche.
I'm still really torn between Alabama, Texas Christian and Southern Methodist. I would have liked the other school, but they flat out denied me lol
There are so many things I have to look at while considering college and there are positives and negatives to each school. I was leaning more towards Texas Christian and the rejected school, because they're Christian based and I'm baptist and religion and church are extremely important to me.
I understand rush at any of the schools of my choice happens to be very, very competitive and one must be well-prepared. I'm not naive enough to think that by not going through recruitment at Alabama and choosing to go through at Southern Methodist or Texas Christian, will make recruitment easier, cause that's not true.
I definitely felt more welcomed at Texas Christian and Southern Methodist. I mean, when you go for a college visit, they send you personalized cards saying "Dear Suzi Wuzi, we hope you enjoyed your visit on 00/00/2012 etc." It's amazing! Plus, I really like the tight knit community feeling at Texas Christian and Southern Methodist. Very welcoming communities and schools. Love that about them.
Anyways, I haven't completely ruled out going through recruitment at other schools. I probably won't update publicly where I decide to go, just in case I do decide to go through recruitment, but I'll update afterwards or send PMs to people I've spoken to through PM and let them/y'all know my decision and whether I did go through or not.