University of Alabama at Birmingham Reviews

  • 83 Reviews
  • Birmingham (AL)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,400
84% of 83 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 83 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Brittany Fair
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2019
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"What I liked most about the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Alternative Master's Program in Elementary Education is the realistic job outlook that the professors provided for us teacher candidates. To illustrate, during the first year of the program, I learned an immense amount about the theorists in education, hands-on and inquiry-based instructional strategies to keep children engaged, and the importance of building autonomy in children. It is crucial for students to comprehend how to construct their own knowledge and be inquisitive; thus, every course required us to observe in a local elementary school to witness what a true day in the life of an educator looks like. We also got the opportunity to teach whole and small group shared reading, guiding reading, read-alouds, number talks, and 5E science lessons to students from various social, economic, and cultural backgrounds."
C Greene
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Nice campus with a closeby local scene. Great health and wellness services. They're able to refer students to the Dept of Psychiatry so they're able to fill prescriptions. The local groups and dorms really try to keep students involved and theres always a festival or something cool going on. Nice food options. Definitely the place to go for a medical degree"
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"UAB is an excellent school that caters greatly to the health professions. I majored in Biological Sciences and really had some amazing teachers (and tough) who I will never forget. They do a wonderful job of making sure you understand the material they teach and having back up support if what is taught in class is not enough. And the campus is very easy to navigate, I never had any trouble finding my classes. Most students on campus are very friendly and very willing to help you around. My only drawback is the major that I picked. If you plan on getting another higher education degree in medicine, nursing, optometry, etc. then a degree in biology works just fine and will give you a good jumpstart in getting into any of those schools. A biology degree by itself does not attract great paying jobs unless your intention is to work in a lab or become a teacher of science. Generally speaking my UAB experience was great!"
Garry Samuel Barnes
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"UAB is a great school for any healthcare field. I focused on healthcare management and it has done wonders for my career. Since I graduated in 2016 I have moved to a new city and will be returning to UAB to complete master's degree. The professors are always open to questions and will do whatever is necessary to make sure their students succeed. It is an honor to have obtained a degree from such a wonderful place."
Stephanie Saint
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2017
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"The University of Alabama in Birminghams Physician Assistant program has found a place in my heart for five key reasons. First, the University of Alabama in Birmingham Physician Assistant (UAB PA) Program is rigorous, well developed, and very successful. As a testament to the rigors and success of the program, US News and World Report continues to rank the UAB PA Program among the top 20 programs in the nation, year after year. Many students have employment offers prior to graduation and post-graduation employment for UAB PA graduates is 99%, near perfect. In the state of Alabama, UAB PA graduates are preferentially hired over graduates from other programs. Employers conveyed a preference for UAB graduates, citing unsurpassed professionalism and preparedness on the first day. For many employers, the learning curve for UAB graduates to fulfill their roles within the practice was significantly shorter, on average, than other hires. The faculty and staff are just as, if not more, invested in the success of their students as the students themselves are. According to the PA Program Admissions Director, attrition levels are remarkably low. In addition, first time pass rates for the PANCE is almost perfect. This is a testament to the dedication of the faculty and staff. I have had opportunity to meet several faculty members at UAB. With each encounter, I was impressed with how sincere and invested the professors were in developing their students. The instructors seemed wear the ability to both challenge and bring out the best in their students as badge of pride. It was selfless. From my experience, teaching was not a means to an end for these instructors, but rather a purpose for them. The UAB PA program offers a surgical specialty. There are only a handful of programs in the nation that can offer a surgical specialty. UAB has gone to great lengths to prepare their students as surgical specialists. They have a state of the art "pig lab" where surgical procedures are completed using live pigs! In addition, students are required to take multiple surgical clinical rotations. Whether graduates work in a surgical field or not, having quality surgical experience is an asset for any physician assistant. The UAB PA program also offers the opportunity for a dual masters degree in both Physician Assistant studies and in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Care Organization and Policy. A dual masters degree in both Public Health and Physician Assistant studies is another way that UAB broadens opportunities for their graduates. As the demand for providers increases, so will the demand for providers who can understand populations, demographics, and policy at the macro level. There will be a need for Physician Assistants to become members of hospital boards and organizations that affect health care policy. The dual degree will open that opportunity. When I considered how highly reputable the UAB PA Program is, how involved the faculty and staff are, the amount of opportunity there is, and how inspiring each experience on the UAB campus is, I knew that UAB was the right choice for me and believe it will be the right choice for you, dear reader. I entered the PA field older than the typical applicant. Therefore, I fully appreciate importance of giving myself the best opportunity for success and excellence. I intend to be an expert in my field and I know, without a doubt, that UAB is the best opportunity to achieve that goal."
The Chemist
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"College was the best life decision I ever made. While the process was difficult and filled with many obstacles, the reward has been more than worth it. I encourage all young people to go to college if they can."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"Important aspect of succeeding in today's society. A place to grow intellectually and individually, offers the ability to explore career opportunities."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"UAB is great for medical and bio medical technologies but as a graduate student in engineering I felt I was not supported and few opportunities."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Small class size. THE professors are approcHable and Helpful. THe classwork is difficult but doable."
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2017
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"I really enjoyed my time studying at the University of Alabama at Birmingham because I was able to interact with the professors and students better due classes being smaller. UAB is a diverse, beautiful college and I hope other students choose to study here as well."
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"UAB is a fantastic nursing school. Most of the courses are on campus. They have an excellent skills lab with some top notch equipment. The coursework is difficult, but it adequately prepares you for the real nursing world. The instructors are great and willing to help whenever needed. I was able to pass my boards on the first try, with only 75 questions."
Sondra Windus
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"The University of Alabama at Birmingham has one of the leading nursing programs in the country. I am currently pursuing an accelerated master's in nursing pathway program for those who do not have a bachelor's degree in nursing. The program is fast paced, but the faculty are willing to help you with any questions and are approachable. I would recommend this program and school to anyone who is interested in nursing and enjoys a fast paced learning environment!"
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The University of Alabama at Birmingham has a very nice campus that is in the middle of the downtown area. The School of Heath Professions is a great place for anything you need. The Occupational Therapy program at UAB is top-notch and nationally ranked. The professors in the program are experienced and knowledgeable in the field. They are willing to help with anything that you need."
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"I really enjoyed the program. The professors really made you feel like you had the support to get through anything. They made sure that you understood the curriculum, and went out of their way at times to provide aide. I definitely learned a lot, and I highly recommend the school to others!"
Shanequa Roscoe
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Laboratory Technician
"The Masters of Clinical Laboratory Science program at UAB is a great program! The instructors are very caring and are committed to ensure each student is able to achieve a quality education in the field. The courses are very challenging, but are rewarding. This program is definitely worth it!"
Emmanuel Talley
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"The University of Alabama at Birmingham does an excellent job at preparing students for their future careers. The diversity on UAB's campus is well noted, and the instructor's truly care about each and every one of their students. The work is hard, but it will truly prepare you for your future career."
Shirsa Udgata
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I am enrolled in the graduate school of University of Alabama at Birmingham majoring in Biotechnology under School of Health Professions. The department is ranked 2nd in the country and the perfect blend of clinical management and research curriculum makes this course ready for you to enter any sector of biotechnology field like leaders. The professors are the one of the best in the entire country and come with mountains of experience and contacts. The advisor for the program helps the student to even look for jobs after graduation or higher education assistance if and when required. Being an international student, they welcome you with open arms and consider you as one of them. The course is rigorous and includes every aspect of what it takes to be healthcare professionals in United States. I discovered the wide array of sectors that accept biotechnology graduates and the competitive environment made me ready to face any challenge in the outside world."
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"I think UAB is a excellent place to start my career as a public health practitioner. School of Public Health at UAB is one of the best schools in this field nationwide. The curriculum is practical. I always feel there are great supports from my professors and staff. Finally, with its diversity, UAB is a good place to grow your networking."
Chia-Ying Chiu
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"This is my second semester here at UAB. I'm here for the master degree in School of Public Health (SOPH) with a concentration in Health Behavior. Cooperation and communication are the two building blocks to be a great public health professional, which can be shown in my studying experience. Not only did I meet students from different departments, like Criminal Justice, Medical Scool, and School of Business, in the classes offered by SOPH, the competitions hosted by SOPH also requires the cooperation with students from different study fields. We do more than just studying; we discuss, communicate, and build innovative interventions. We learn to think more comprehensive and insightful with diverse multidisciplinary ideas. School of Public Health has the strong partnership with local communities. It provides community-based courses for students and they learn from working with communities. Besides, students are encouraged to participate in all kinds of activities, from student organizations to local voluntary opportunities. Even as an international student, I'm able to get involved and serve the people here as well. I myself volunteer in 1917 clinic at UAB as a clinic host. In the following semester, I plan to attain the outreach programs and help increase the health awareness on HIV/AIDS issue. I took advanced behavioral theory, biostatistics, and epidemiology last semester. Those are all great and constructive classes for me. I would not be able to utilize proper behavioral theory for a certain health issue without the necessary training of the theory class. The robust class designs of biostatistics and epidemiology support me to think logically, view the health issue based on evidence, and commute my thoughts clearly and concisely. The in-class training enables me to work well in competitions and as a volunteer and my extra-curricular activities provide chances for me to see my deficiency. It's an upward spiral and I really appreciate the great study and research environment here. It's my great honor to be a member of the University of Alabama at Birmingham."
Brizzle C
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Highly acclaimed school for good reason. Priority placed on evidence based research, campus is great, superb weather, sports teams are exciting. many new buildings and amenities to enjoy"