Huntsville, AL
University of Alabama in Huntsville


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Recent Reviews

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

It helps to know what field of study the students want to go into because most schools are known for certain fields. I find ...

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

It helps to know what field of study the students want to go into because most schools are known for certain fields. I find that those who are well known for a certain field have lots to offer for those students. But even if a student goes to a school and doesn't go into that well-known-field, doesn't mean that there's nothing for them. Go to the University Center, there's usually a bulletin somewhere telling the students what's going on for that week or month.

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

Sometimes it is quicker to walk than driving.

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

You can walk between buildings within a short amount of time, so you really don't need a car.

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

A good school with students who are really good people.

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

A good school with students who are really good people.

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

Before deciding on a school, talk to the students there inorder to get an honest view of the campus life and curriculum. Be stable enough in finances so that while you are a student you dont have to work especially if going to a acdemically demanding school.

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

The worst thing about our school is that there isnt as much diversity as they portray but they dont even try to give scholarships to qualifying individuals of diverse backgrounds. Its a good school and being an African American woman it an give me a boost on resumes but financially me and my mom dont have to much help because its just us.

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

UAH is vibrante community of technically minded students of many faiths and cultures most pursing engineering degrees.

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

UAH is vibrante community of technically minded students of many faiths and cultures most pursing engineering degrees.

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

Don't rule out small schools from your choices. UAH has been a great school for me largely because is a smaller school (7000 total students). I get to enjoy eating lunch with my faculty every other week and engaging them in casual conversation as well as in ways to improve the school. The smaller classes are definately a plus.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students whose interests are soley in the arts would find UAH less satisfying. While the programs are good, the emphasis here is tilted heavily to the engineering program. The school was started as an engineering graduate school with undergraduate schools added later.

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

Liberal and career oriented. Lots of activites on campus for new people, and has a wonderful academic program that gives what...

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

Liberal and career oriented. Lots of activites on campus for new people, and has a wonderful academic program that gives what you need to find a job.

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

Finding the right college can be tough process, you should begin early. Apply to as many colleges as you think you would like to attend, keep your options open. After you get your respones then you can start being picky. Visit the colleges that you are very interested in, often the website and description is not a complete picture of the college. Ask questions, ask students who currently attend that school if possible, often students work in the admissions office, and they will give you a tour. Make sure you find out what you are getting for your money, ask about amenties that students get (my school gives you free acess to the fitness center if you are full time). Find out what kind of college that it is, is it an engineering/liberal arts school or a conservative school. This information will let you know what is important to the school. To the future student, the best advice that I can give you, is to take time for yourself and relax. Take in the culture of the city, get invloved in the community through your college, this will serve you well when it is time to get a job.

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

Not enough parking, but they are buliding a parking garage now. There is no transportation on campus so you have to walk everywhere.

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

In order to find the right college to attend, do a lot of research, take tours, meet students, ask counselors any questions o...

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

In order to find the right college to attend, do a lot of research, take tours, meet students, ask counselors any questions one might have, and be open to making friends. The better relationship one has with the college and community around it, the easier it will be to enjoy the college experience.

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

I wish I had known more about the sports programs before I attended the school, how many clubs there were, and how to use the resources available to me and my fellow classmates.

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

The worst thing about this school is that there are so many activities provided that it somewhat tends to be difficult to stay focused on my studies.

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

My school ia very focused on making us succeed in all aspects of life, career, social, and athletics with full confidence in ...

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

My school ia very focused on making us succeed in all aspects of life, career, social, and athletics with full confidence in ourselves.

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

Find a college that fits who you are and one that you feel comfortable in. These years can be the best ones of your life and you will find friends that will last a lifetime.

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

The parking is the worst part of this school. We are growing and the number of students outnumber the number of parking spaces we have. We also do not have a bus system that runs from building to building so you have to walk, ride a bike, or drive.

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

I don't know; I didn't visit any of the other schools I considered.

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

I don't know; I didn't visit any of the other schools I considered.

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

Spend time thinking about what you want to do for a living before you schedule a meeting with a college counselor to determine your schedule. Go and observe the work in person. Meet someone and question them concerning that occupation. College is not like high school- order and rules within the classrooms are far less strict. Also be certain about what you stand for; what you believe and hold as true will be challenged. Your basis for truth has to be greater than just because parents say so. As a person you have to be able to stand by yourself, without your parents present to aide. The right college can be found by researching the local businesses and communities. If the institution has a history of putting out successful workers and making a difference then it would be best for the individual who is searching for a college.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about UAH is the insensitivity of professors toward students. The required readings and work supercede the average time the normal person would allot for studying for that particular course. It seems as though they think that you (the student) have only one class, no job, or personal life. Therefore the required work is usually excessive.

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

Look at what is around in the area (parks, jobs, disc golf courses... etc)

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

Look at what is around in the area (parks, jobs, disc golf courses... etc)

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

I wish i'd have known to play disc golf better

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

I would encourage parents and students to determine what five criteria are most important in a college (focus of college, env...

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

I would encourage parents and students to determine what five criteria are most important in a college (focus of college, environment, cost, etc.), and then to search thoroughly based on those criteria. Do not discount colleges based on a lack of name recognition or specifically choose colleges based on name recognition; simply qualify colleges based on how well they meet the criteria. There are many universities that are overlooked completely because few have heard of them, becoming hidden gems. There are others that have a bad reputation, such as a reputation as a party school, that have good academic programs that tend to be overlooked due to their unfortunate label. Once you have a list of good choices, visit their campuses and talk to the universities' students, alumni, and professors. Once you have a feel for your best options, pick the one that feels right.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who is interested in the hard sciences or engineering would do well here. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is situated next to Cummings Research Park, the second largest research park in the United States and the fourth largest in the world, granting a huge number of opportunities for internships and cooperative education. This also means that people who attend UAH are in a good position to find a career or obtain a Master's Degree can have valuable work experience in fields related to their majors.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

While there are several active fraternities and parties certainly are not uncommon, this is not a party school. In general, the students are focused primarily on academics and career opportunites. If someone is looking for a college in an urban or metropolitan environment, I would advise him to look elsewhere. Huntsville is growing, but it most certainly not a large city by any means.

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