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The University of Alabama - Birmingham

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC- Faculty AccessibilityC-
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationD
Individual ValueF University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessD+
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeD
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsD-
Describes the student body as:
Broken Spirit, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Self Absorbed

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Date: Sep 17 2014
Major: Electrical Engineering (This Major's Salary over time)
The Electrical Engineering Department at UAB is broke(n). ALL of the lab equipment is ancient, which makes for a mediocre learning experience when the stuff does work. Given the abyssmal state of the labs, and the lack of funds for student research, emphasis is placed on theory over practical applications. And the student's theory education is routinely disrupted with busywork done to satisfy ABET reporting standards. The school is cozied up to the local power company, which seems to suit many of the unambitious students here; but, for those of us that dream a little bigger, we leave university with little to no experience, and some theory that will mostly go to waste on the jobsite. You will come to appreciate the FEW outstanding professors here, because many of the Jr. and Sr. level courses are still treated as weed-out classes, run by sour old men too stubborn to see that not all students are entitled brats. If you enjoy being treated like a child, having no voice, and frequently dealing with a jaw-dropping amount of administrative stupidity, then you will love it here.
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