Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama at Birmingham


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

Bring your kids to colleges early. Spend the day with them at your local school to give them an idea of what is around them....

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

Bring your kids to colleges early. Spend the day with them at your local school to give them an idea of what is around them. When the time comes to pick a school and visit, they have something to compare it to. If you've never seen a freshman dorm before then any dorm room is good. If you dont know what to look for, how can you pick the right school for you?

What's unique about your campus?

The school pushes so many people through it that it dumbs up the work for anyone to pass.

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

I wish I had known that the "college experience" does not apply to this school. I was given one chance to have fun and learn in college, and I blew it by attending UAB. The college is dead after classes and on weekends. To be honest, the school pushes diversity so much that it hosts "black only" events. The sports teams are horrible here. The school pushes so many people through it that it dumbs up the work for anyone to pass. The only thing this school taught me was that life gives you one chance.

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

UAB is diverse, academically competetive, community involved and aware, career focused, pre-proffesional, and mulit-oppurunti...

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

UAB is diverse, academically competetive, community involved and aware, career focused, pre-proffesional, and mulit-oppuruntisitc university.

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

Study hard but remeber to have fun. Exercise it reduces stress and helps you stay fit and healthy. Go to some on campus events like movies and homecoming stuff. Join some clubs and volunteer. Visit your advisor every semester. Try to get into a freshman honor society. Maintain whatever GPA you need to keep your scholarship you'll be grateful not to pay out of pocket or with student loans.

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

School needs to be made easier to pay for. They try to be prompt about finaid. But they need a better monthly payment plan. Becuase for ours you still get charged late fees and have holds on your account even if you are in the program. But paying 4 it monthly under a better program would make it easier 4 work study students.

Rachel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Placing students into successful jobs after graduation. Providing a solid education to prepare students for their future.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Placing students into successful jobs after graduation. Providing a solid education to prepare students for their future.

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

I would advise both parents and students to research a large selection of schools, then narrow them down based on the student's affinities. In the end, the choice of school should ultimately be up to the student because they will be the one living there for four years or more. If the student is not happy in an institution they will begin to exhibit self destructive behaviors. It may be minor such as attending too many parties and avoiding studying, or more extreme such as developing alcoholism, drug dependencies, and depression. When the student is content in their environment, they will truly perform to the best of their potential.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A student who is driven to improve their education. They must be willing to study an dwork on their own outside of class. The school focuses on education and preparing its students for successful careers in their fields. There is hardly any parties to distract students form their education.

Aaron
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, supportive and always there to have a good time with or talk to.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, supportive and always there to have a good time with or talk to.

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

Keep your options wide open from the beginning because it can be very easy to change your mind on the spot. Find the one unversity that takes care of ALL your needs and not just some of them. Also maximize your potential for federal student loans and scholarships because it's never too late to start applying and building up your finances in order to cover all your college expenses. The last thing you want to worry about is going into debt on top of attending college. Lastly, keep your stress to a minimum. Attend the college that will fulfill not only your academic needs, but also your social and mental needs because if you cannot have fun and get along with the other students at a university, you could become depressed and therefore struggle with your grades and potentially cause yourself to get dropped from the school.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,040
  • Acceptance rate
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