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The University of Alabama - Birmingham

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Jan 13 2008
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
I have been very pleased with my education at UAB. I am an older student (33) and returned to school to finally complete my undergrad. I am an Industrial Distribution major in the school of business. I have attended seven colleges in my academic career and UAB is probably my favorite or at least top two. The faculty in the school of business are generally very friendly and helpful. I have been very impressed by the approachability of most of the business professors. The quality of the education is good as well. I have worked in the corporate world for 12 years or so and the concepts you learn in class are very applicable to the real world. Many of the professors also have real world experience or have part-time consulting experience. The students are also friendly. I didn't take much of my core courses at UAB so I can really only speak to how good the school of business is. There are also a lot of extracurricular activities going on if you know where to look (check on Kaleidoscope, the student newspaper, and to find out what's going on).

Safety is a concern since UAB is an urban campus. Generally the campus is well lit and there are emergency phones all over the place. The campus police patrol frequently and they have a free service that will come escort you to another part of the campus if needed.

The only negative I can come up with is parking is a little tight in some areas of the campus but generally I have seen worse parking situations at other schools. You just have to plan on getting to class a little early in case you have to walk a couple of blocks.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

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