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University of Alabama at Birmingham


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Recent Reviews

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

When searching for the right college, make sure to visit the campus and take a tour with an advisor or a figure in your prefe...

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

When searching for the right college, make sure to visit the campus and take a tour with an advisor or a figure in your preferred field of study. Review with an advisor the possible finacial aid opportunities, and if possible, ask current students what their experience at the university has been like so far. Apply for as many scholarships as you can! Most of all, make sure that you are excited about the school you choose. This will help you stay motivated throughout your college career.

What's unique about your campus?

Professors in my area of study are involved and there to help.

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

Start early, and try and figure out what you want out of college before you get there.

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

Start early, and try and figure out what you want out of college before you get there.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who likes to not be much of a campus person.

Amanda
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, outgoing, helpful, and diverse.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, outgoing, helpful, and diverse.

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

I recommend visiting the campus of the college(s) that you have in mind. Engage current students about the quality of life and activites on that particular campus, especially those in your chosen field of study. Always make sure you are getting prompt responses from the universities administrative offices because this is indicative of their response pattern in the future. I'd also advise each student and their parents to visit locations that are close by campus to determine the quality of the neighborhood in which the student will be living.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone that enjoys learning in an environment surrounded by friendly people who want to want to get to know you.

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

Parents and/or students should gather as much information about schools and scholarships as possible. In my experience, I depended heavily on others for information and even with a 4.0 GPA out of high school, I did not receive an undergraduate scholarship. Being one of the first in my family to attend a four year college, I didn't know my role in applying for scholarships. Do your own research and don't assume. If you don't know, ask. Explore all options in relation to the schools you are interested in and how they can help you to achieve your career goals. What they have to offer? What are their credentials? The success of their alumni? All of those things are important. Then, decide what's important to you: social life vs. studying; large vs. small classes; day vs. night classes; etc. Don't get discouraged. Although the process can be overwhelming, take time to visit campuses, visit their websites, talk to current students, and ask questions to be sure that you're making the best decision for your future.

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

I wish I had known that the hospital was going to impact and interfere with the college campus experience as much as it does, considering that people have to drive through and onto campus in order to get to the hospital.

Kayla
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The city environment and availability of cultural events. Is a school large enough to have class options, but not so large to...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The city environment and availability of cultural events. Is a school large enough to have class options, but not so large to feel overwhelming.

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

To make the most of the college experience, get involved in something even if it is not school related. There are probably many volunteer opportunities to take advantage of where you could meet great friends. Find things you are interested in and go for it. Some majors have less free time available, but finding something other than academics to do gives you a chance to get a break from schoolwork occasionally and to make friends that could be friends for the rest of your life.

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

I wish I had already realized from the beginning that the campus is safer than I thought it might be. Campus security is great.

Jeffrey
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It has one of the best computer science departments in the southeast.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It has one of the best computer science departments in the southeast.

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

If possible, talk to students and professors at your perspective school. That is the best way to get a clear picture of what the school is really about. Enjoy your time in college, but remember that the most important thing to get out of your college experience is a good education.

What's unique about your campus?

You can be whoever you want to be at UAB. There is no "in" crowd.

Erin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for its medical school, Nursing school, and prehealth professional school. Our school is also kno...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for its medical school, Nursing school, and prehealth professional school. Our school is also known for the medical research that it does.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

UAB is very diverse. There are close to 187 different countries represented.

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

I would tell parents and students look at a school that is academically focused and that has a good program for whatever you are interested in. Do not choose a school based on their football team.

Camille
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is culturally diverse and offers many possibilities for the future.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is culturally diverse and offers many possibilities for the future.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are dedicated students who work hard to be successful for academic and future career goals.

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

I would suggest searching for schools relating to particular fields of interest. If the student is interested in psychology, like me, then look for schools with a strong background in a medical field, or even a background in education. If you are unsure of what you are interested in, I would say that you should attend a community or local college where the student can fulfill general electives for any major while paying less. When a desired field is selected, the student can then choose the right university. To make the most of your college experience, the first and most important thing is to remember that you are in college! It is not a four year party, it is school. I love to have fun but do not forget why you are there. The second thing is to uphold your morals. College is very influential, sometimes in a negative way. The decisions you make now may affect the rest of your life. Do not make decisions based on friends or the idea that "everyone's doing it." A new environment can be intimidating; a new student should get involved slowly and enjoy the many opportunities that college has to offer!

Carl
Describe the students at your school.

Most of them are a bunch of arrogant, stuck up, whoremongering filth bags far too invested in their own interests to stop and...

Describe the students at your school.

Most of them are a bunch of arrogant, stuck up, whoremongering filth bags far too invested in their own interests to stop and help out a bro in need.

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

DON'T GO TO UAB. THAT IS ALL. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE. <3

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind who wants to fuck up their life, that's for sure; oh and also those who want to have their hopes and dreams crushed by the institution to which they sold their soul.

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