University of Alabama at Birmingham Reviews

3.92 out of 5 stars
(19 Reviews)
  • Birmingham (AL)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,704
82% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Brittany Fair - 12/27/2019
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
3.9 out of 5 stars
C Greene - 9/18/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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"
3.3 out of 5 stars
Sandra - 12/30/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2006
"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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Garry Samuel Barnes - 3/30/2018
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Keyonna - 5/3/2017
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Lauren - 3/28/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Sarmi - 2/15/2017
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016
"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!"
4.8 out of 5 stars
Michelle LeBlanc - 10/24/2016
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015
"UAB is an excellent place to receive your undergraduate education. Students share a strong sense of community and devotion to studies. Campus is lively and bustling, but you will also see students all over campus studying. UAB provides students with opportunities and knowledge that helps to prepare them to excel in their careers. In many programs students have group projects in many of their classes that teach teamwork and develop professionalism. Many classes are offered online, allowing students to work and obtain their degrees simultaneously. Although the campus is not traditional, it is moving in that direction while still feeling like a downtown college campus."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/5/2015
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"It is a wonderful school. The professors are well versed in their areas of expertise and they provide a culture that allows students open access to professors and professionals around the area."
3.9 out of 5 stars
magpie - 9/29/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2012
"i enjoyed it. I liked being able to be in a big city and go out and make friends with people who I wasn't in school with. It was challenging and I felt like I got a good education"