Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama at Birmingham


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Recent Reviews

Rai
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's not an ideal college. It's not somewhere you go if you want a true college experience. In my opinion there is not that m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's not an ideal college. It's not somewhere you go if you want a true college experience. In my opinion there is not that much to do, you just go to class then you go home. Organizations, soros, and frats make it a little better but not too much. There isn't really a valid reason to come here unless you're pre-med or just looking for cheap. The price is probably the best part about this school.

Sam
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I love this university. I'm a pretty academically-inclined guy, and UAB in no way disappoints. It'd be the stuff if I'm able ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this university. I'm a pretty academically-inclined guy, and UAB in no way disappoints. It'd be the stuff if I'm able to spend my life doing research as a neuroscientist, and UAB has already given me the opportunity to get work done in a research lab. Aside from fancy brain stuff, though, UAB is embedded in Birmingham--one of the best kept secrets in the Southeast. There's always something to do, somewhere to go, a sunset to see, or someone to meet. I appreciate this place so much, I actually give tours for incoming students. So, needless to say, there's no place I'd rather be than UAB. Go Blazers!

LaTeeka
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an exceptional school. The professors are as helpful as possible when available. T...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an exceptional school. The professors are as helpful as possible when available. There is a counselor available to aid in job placement. The opportunity to intern is always available. They even have job opportunities for their graduates. It's an awesome school.

Alexia
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It's a great school with nice amenities and a variety of services and resources. There are many places to study and obtain co...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school with nice amenities and a variety of services and resources. There are many places to study and obtain coursework assistance. On campus jobs and work study are available. There are different organizations and students from many backgrounds, making it easier to find friends and acquaintances. Some negative attributes include the campus being located in the community with no borders, allowing for outsiders to come in and potentially harass students, which has occurred before. It is important to utilize safety features of the campus in those situations, but other than that, it is relatively safe. There is not a variety in shops besides the restaurants located off campus. There are some delicious places to dine at, but many involve walking or driving off campus, and with the many streets and some unpredictable drivers, it can be nerve-wracking and tiring going to those places. Other than that, UAB is an enjoyable school that I would recommend.

Jordan
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UAB is one of the most diverse, global-minded, and academically inclined colleges in this country. It's amazing medical progr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UAB is one of the most diverse, global-minded, and academically inclined colleges in this country. It's amazing medical program,off- campus involvement, and other opportunities such as volunteering and research, puts this college above the rest. Blaze On!

Jackson
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Unbeknownst to some, a dreadful war is being waged down south. Each and every day since the inception of the Iron Bowl in 189...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Unbeknownst to some, a dreadful war is being waged down south. Each and every day since the inception of the Iron Bowl in 1893, the forces of Auburn University battle against their most hated rivals, fans of the University of Alabama, and while it may seem to some like a petty dispute over football, the conflict is really nothing to be trifled with. Friendships have been broken, families have been torn apart, and Auburn's iconic, ancient trees can even be found among the casualties. Yet even in the midst of so much bloodshed and agony, there remains a sanctuary. Nestled right in the middle of Tuscaloosa and Auburn lies the city of Birmingham in all its glory, with UAB as its centerpiece. Rarely thought of as a key player in Alabama's academic or athletic scene, the school has experienced much hardship of its own, including the outright cancellation of its football program in 2014; however, as glass is beautifully molded by fire, so my university has flourished through suffering. Our School of Medicine is ranked number thirty-five in US News and World Report's list of the best medical schools in the country, allowing undergraduate students ample resources to get involved in volunteer work and shadowing. Research opportunities abound, so much so that UAB is classified as having the highest level of research activity possible for a university. The arts are not only prominent here, but the Department of Music and the Marching Blazers have even played a crucial role in boosting school spirit for the return of UAB football this fall, and the university is the largest employer in Alabama, contributing over thirteen million dollars to the economy of the state every single day. Persevering through trivialization and derision, our men's basketball team has repeatedly appeared in the NCAA tournament and continues to improve each and every year. Our first-rate Honors College provides students with countless resources to explore their interests and pursue their passions, and our gorgeous, urban campus provides the perfect setting for student contentment and recreation. Thus, although many may pass off UAB as a small, insignificant institution that simply falls short when juxtaposed with the giants of Alabama and Auburn, I argue the contrary - it's a place of intellectual growth and stimulation, of school spirit and passion, so much so, in fact, that I along with my peers will without a second thought affirm that we are "ever faithful, ever loyal, to dear 'ole UAB."

Seth
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great city, not a whole lot to do but dorms and community are active.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great city, not a whole lot to do but dorms and community are active.

Noname
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It is a good University with wonderful scholarly opportunities, but the experience I've been having is terrible. The campus...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a good University with wonderful scholarly opportunities, but the experience I've been having is terrible. The campus is beautiful, and that's about as far as my bragging goes. The actual location is horrid. There is never any parking and campus parking police constantly check the meters. There is most definitely a lack of student-professor relationship, and the experience I had with my Student Advisor left me confused, unhappy, and doubtful in my studies. The atmosphere of the University as a whole is extremely cold-hearted, and not in the sense that everyone is simply busy and "doing-their-own-thing" but more in the sense that they generally don't like to be talked to, stood next to, or even looked at. If you aren't in a sorority or fraternity there is a very small chance that you will find an on-campus group that is small enough where you can make close friends. And even if you do join Greek Life, it's honestly not even worth it considering the lack of their involvement on campus. If you like sports, you might be interested in watching a few baseball games but football is nonexistent. No one gets hyped during the seasons and the faculty definitely don't support it. The most celebrated sport, from what I can tell, is soccer. But even then, no one really gets excited during the season. When I was accepted, the University had promoted and promised that football would be coming back but it never did and nothing more was brought up about it. Most of your time will be spent at home studying or in the library studying and driving, which is what any college student should be doing for the majority of time because it's a school. However, when you aren't studying or driving, there isn't much else to do because everyone else is either A) studying B) working or C) smoking weed or D) ....driving. Driving in Birmingham, especially around campus takes up a good hour or more of your time. Considered riding a bike to and from campus and your place of stay? Good luck. You'll either get hit by a car or your bike will get stolen. Morning traffic is stand still so morning classes are a drag and there's no guarantee you will be on time no matter how early you plan; and night classes are dangerous. If you're working through your education, this school is not a good option. It's a negative city, the University has a pretentious atmosphere that it can't live up to, and the faculty are just rude. Getting my degree at UAB is psychologically impending and at this point, I'm only pushing through for educational gain. It crave other colleges when I hear my friends who attend different colleges talking about what a great college experience they are having because their college is both education and student-focused . I would not recommend this The University of Alabama at Birmingham to anyone AT ALL. Pre-Meds and the like, run from this school and hear me out when I say, you can definitely receive your education at other Universities and have a better experience and overall degree.

Shalynda
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Great University!!!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great University!!!

Enrique
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Love the diversity!!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Love the diversity!!

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  • 12,369
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,040
  • Acceptance rate
  • 58%

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