Reviews for University of Alabama, Birmingham
I am only a freshman at this University, but I am happy to give my first impressions. First of all, the admission staff was very helpful when I was filling out all of he information needed to gain admission. The financial aid department was also helpful. I was late getting all of my material in for admission, financial aid and housing. Everyone was so very helpful. My parents were not able to help me with any of these things and I had to get the mother of a friend to help. Once I arrived on campus, everything was ok. I like my dorm room and my roommates. The campus is beautiful and I like the way this school "looks out" for us freshmen. Many of us are away from hom for the first time. Even though this campus is located downtown in the largest city in Alsbama, I feel safe. What I like most is the way administration and staff make the extra effort to help freshmen. I know I would not be here had I not had their help. My experiences here are just beginning, but I have been impressed with how generous and helpful my roommates are. I look forward to many memorable experiences with them and other students I meet. My tip for prospective students is get things done early. Startt preparing for college as a high school freshman. Take classes that will hep you get in good universities. Strive for the best grades in your classes. If your parents can't or won't help you, look for adults who are familiar with the process and can help you throughout your high school years.
At this time I am taking 15 hours. My major is listed as nursing but I don't know that that will be true for long. I was able to get all the classes that I need as a freshmen. I'm still learning my professors but I can say they are very knowledgable in their fields. They are also helpful and encourage us to make appointment with them. The class sizes are not nearly as large as I thought they would be. I have heard horror stories about large class sizes from friends who attend other universities. Presently, I have no more than 40 students in any of my classes. However, I think that might change depending on the classes. Because of the open door policies of most of my professors, I am not that concerned about large classes. I also know I can be part of a study group for any subject.
This university is located downtown Birmingham Alabama and is a medical school. Because of its location, and the size iof Birmingham, there are lots of social, and nightlife opportunities on weekends. There are many restaurants, shops clubs and other gathering places within walking distance of campus. There are also numerous social clubs on campus that a student may join. In addition to social clubs, there are fraternities/sororities, all the sports expected from a university, including intramural sports. The student center is hugh and contains a health club and other activities. It is a wonderful place for students to gather. As mentioned earlier, the campus is located downtown in a large city. The campus is well lit with emergency call buttons and security around the campus all the time. Guests have to sign in and out of the dorms and there is a curfew for the time a guest should leave the dorm. A lot of students don't like this, but it's only in the freshmen dorms. I don't mind this at all and it's one of the reasons this is a safe campus. I am looking forward to exploring Birmingham and making new friends, some whom I believe will become lifelong friends.
I think that the university of Alabama at Birmingham is a great overall school with a beautiful campus and notable classes. I liked the easy accessibility to all the surrounding businesses. Overall great university.
From what I have seen, UAB has normal size classes compared to other ranked universities. I am not sure about the professors and such. The work load and program, from what I've reviewed, are extensively comparative.
UAB has many extra curricular programs for students. Whether it is physical outdoor sports or cub organizations. The social realm of the campus seems lively and enjoyable. The organizations are set in place to build a foundation for entering the workforce.
I love the overall environment. I have talked to admissions counselors and they were very informational and helpful
I am not enrolled at the moment.
I have not been to many activities, yet, but I plan on it very soon
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