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University of Alabama at Birmingham


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Recent Reviews

Kevin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Understand that the time that you have now, you must cherish it. The followng three years will be the hardest that you will e...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Understand that the time that you have now, you must cherish it. The followng three years will be the hardest that you will encounter that far, but you can and will persevere. Although I cannot say to "Try harder, or to avoid this and that." I can say that you won't regret much. You will do what you can and you will try to enjoy every part of life even after the troubled times. You will make plenty of friends and, although it will take some time, you will find your way. Not a day goes by that I do not miss the time thatyou are in now, things will change so much, but you'll bcome a far better person. If one thing can take ahold of you at this time then it should be the notion that you should take full advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. Whether its talking to someone who is going to the same school as you, or joining any academic club and remaining active. Just remember what dad says, "I don't worry, that's why my hair isnt gray."

What's unique about your campus?

The University of Alabama at Birmingham attracts students from all types of backgrounds, ethnicities and career fields of interest. The great thing about it is the diversity in itself. The University is known for this fact and completely embraces it. For the state of Alabama UAB is one of, if not the best place to get a real-world college experience. Although it is not the most tightly-knit family, it is the place that sort of brings all types of people together to form a community of minds.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who is looking to find a challenge in their education and looking for plenty of opportunities in research. No matter what the field, UAB has professors who are experts in their fields and open their doors for students who are willing to go beyond the classroom to seek knowledge. Anyone who appreciates diversity and is looking to meet all kinds of people from different backgrounds would find their home here at UAB.

Erin
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fantastic, innovative learners that are excited about the opportunites our education and training will prov...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fantastic, innovative learners that are excited about the opportunites our education and training will provide.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear FHS self,You are going to make it! No matter what people will say to you, and how much people to try to drag you down, you will survive. God will give you the strength to get through these situations. He will bring redemption to your family and restore your faith in men. All of the people from high school who harrassed you and tried to blackmail you and your family will reap what they have sown. The people at the church will stand up during Dad’s sermon and act like animals, but remember God loves you. Keep your focus on school and softball, the girls need the leadership that you will provide.Regardless of the insanity that will come your way, persevere and keep your head up. Romans 8:28 and Galatians 6:9 will be your mantra during college, and you will make the best friends you have ever made. Don’t be discouraged when things don’t turn out like expected, you will love UAB.Remember to tell your parents and Geoff that you love them, especially while Geoff is in Afghanistan. God will protect him, and he will come home unscathed.Sincerely,Me

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How Financial aid deals with people, I wish that they were easier to get in contact with and would respond to emails and phone calls in a prompt manner. Granted, for the size of the school I guess they do a good job. They aren't very helpful with housing, everything has to be done on your own accord.

jameshia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Talk to someone. Someone knows how you're feeling about what you are about to face. Study as hard as you work . The rest will fall into play. Weigh your options. Save every penny and apply it wisely. It will pay off. Don't be afraid to seek financial assistance. And network as much as possible. Staff will be there to guide you. Take the time to plan ahead. Don't rush but don't lag. Find out where you want to go and start making plans. Seek all the help possible for you to succeed. And most importantly don't lose yourself in stress and bills. Someone is out there who can help.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The science courses are really hard. Class scheduling overlaps often when you're pre-health.

Amber
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Amber, Life isn't a gamble so think about what you really want to do in life. Take your general eds first because psychology ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Amber, Life isn't a gamble so think about what you really want to do in life. Take your general eds first because psychology isn't your dream major. Think about what truly interest you and don't be so eager to jump at opportunities that won't leave you satisfied. College is way more difficult than highschool, you can't just procrastinate your way through as usual. Make connections with your teachers because they wil help when you need recommendations. Strive for excellence and live like EVERYONE is looking at you so that you may not stumble. Reach for as many A's as possible and try not to repeat any courses because time is of the essence. You have to transfer by the end of Spring 2013 due to not being dilligent in two semesters, so if this conversation can prevent that from happening then follow my advice.

Jamie
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are eager to learn and hard-working.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are eager to learn and hard-working.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would teel myself to make the most of my high school career. Lean everything there is to learn. Take advantage of all of the scholastic opportunities and give it my all. This would help me to excel in my college career.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone that is looking for diversity and wants to do well in a field of health proffesions should attend this school.

Jordin
Describe the students at your school.

They are very intelligent people who will most likely succeed in whatever they do in life

Describe the students at your school.

They are very intelligent people who will most likely succeed in whatever they do in life

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to remember you can be whatever you want to be. You can change your mind. If you have wanted to be a dentist since you were 12 years old, it is okay to take a some English or Psychology classes just to make sure you will enjoy what you do. You will meet some amazing people and have some very life-changing experiences. No matter what, have fun and enjoy it, because it goes by way to fast. I would also tell myself not to be so shy when I started college. It is much easier to make friends if you talk to different people during the day. It is important to take advantage of everything the university offers you- counseling, advisors, tutors, escorts to parking lots at night, financial aid, & ect.. I wish I would have known about all of the different resouces UAB offers students when I was a freshman.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The university hospital and academic research that takes place at UAB.

Jerika
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell me to try to find yourself while you are at college and to be careful of distraction that can get in your way. T...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell me to try to find yourself while you are at college and to be careful of distraction that can get in your way. To apply for as many scholarship opportunities as you can. I would say to be yourself and to not let anyone tell you that you can't do something because you can if you just believe and have faith. And I would say to follow your heart and always go with your first mind even if it sounds crazy lol. I would tell myself to make good friends and to be very involve on campus. And Lastly I Would tell myself to Just have fun and enjoy college life while you can because once you graduate, you are on your own.

What's unique about your campus?

There are alot of things that I like about this school, I can't just pick one. I would say that the different opportunites and ways to get involve on campus. There are plenty of organizations to choose from whether its student government or something dealing with your major. its just a wonderful experience and great opportunity to do something and become a better person and leader.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anybody can attend this school, there isn't any specific type of person who cannot go this school. It is a wonderful school with an excellent learning system and there is always something to do there. I think a person who wants to receive a great edcuation and get a degree in something that they always love to do, should definitely attend.

Nashira
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is best known for its' medical programs.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is best known for its' medical programs.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition, I would have taken more advanced classes such as Chemistry and Biology, even though they were not a requirement to graduate.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Having more than one test on the same day

tiyana
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Hey there I know graduation is coming up and life is speeding like a freight train, but let's not rush it. Take time to plan ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Hey there I know graduation is coming up and life is speeding like a freight train, but let's not rush it. Take time to plan for each semester financially. Saving excess money is of the essence. I know that new pair of heels would look killer with that outfit for this weekend but dough in your savings can help out with unexpected car expenses you may have. Sound like dad? But hey this info will help out and you'll thank him. By the way procrastination ...um leave it here in high school because doing things last minute can be costly. Remember that academic scholarship application that you picked up two weeks ago? Go ahead and fill it out turn it in. Let loans be your last resort. I know more money looks better but what if you don't get your dream job right out of college? A little planning now can keep your loan debt low later. Alright enough with all the lectures. Lastly, go to school have fun and make new friends. They are waiting to meet you but they will never know you if you never open your mouth. Ok Love ya, ttyl

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing that I can see about UAB is the traffic downtown can be horrendous sometimes. With so many businesses and medical facilities nearby sometimes people do not exercise road courtesy to pedestrians (i.e. ME). Other than that, everything is great and makes for a truly engaging college experience.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend this school will education and people oriented. They will be open to new experiences, meeting and making new friends and surrounding themselves with positive people. The person who should attend this school should expect to be successful and be ready and willing to utilize all of the resources available that will help them do so. The kind of person that should attend this school should also be people friendly. Although the school is not the smallest of colleges, faculty and students do encourage and facilitate a family oriented experience.

mary
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't be in such a rush to grow up. Live life for what it is, through the good experiences and the bad. Doing so will teach y...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't be in such a rush to grow up. Live life for what it is, through the good experiences and the bad. Doing so will teach you valuable lessons in the long run. Don't imprison yourself behind the bars of society's limitations; the only limits in life are those that you set. If you decide that there is no statue of limitations on what you can do, then you will go beyond what anyone could ever "expect" of you. Live by no-one's definition. You don't have to be in any existing category tobe someone in life. You define yourself andknow that the best definition one can ever embody is that of "undefinement". Don't strive tobe the best, strive to be your best. If you're satisfied with the person you are and are becoming then what everyone else says doesn't matter. Life is a journey, God has shown us our beginning and our end. He never said what routes and detours we would have to take and make. Enjoy all that is your journey, it will make reaching your destination all the more precious and worth it. LoveLearnExperienceLife. Love, A Wiser You

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who wants a quality education and the perfect balance between school and social life.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There is not anything that is really frustrating about the school in my opinion.

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