University of Alabama Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (28)
The University of Alabama is a great school. I thoroughly enjoyed all that the Capstone had to offer. The School of Education is great as well, I felt like the classes to prepare me for my degree were helpful. However, during my time in my degree's specialized courses, the program was working on hiring new faculty and we had multiple adjunct professors. I do not feel that the courses were as beneficial as the practicums and internship experiences, however those were very beneficial to the teacher I am today.
Excellent school, staff, and students. Teachers go above and beyond. They make you want to come to class and learn. They also believe in an "open door" policy, which makes it easy to access them for questions, concerns, and help. Also, the school is big on traditions and has an incredible alumni, which proves that it is an amazing school.
The University is a great institution for furthering your education. The resources the University has exceeds many other Univeristies. The school is more than willing to accommodate to any educational services wanted. However, the cultural diversity is very low and limited. There are injustices that happen quiet often and get swept under the rug. The Greek system is very discriminatory, degrading, dangerous, and racist.
It is best to come to UA as a freshman. That is the only year they offer merit scholarships and will allow you into the honors program. UA is improving the quality of its students every year, increasing its reputation as a respected regional power. Though I was a transfer and did not receive aid, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at UA. As a psych major I was able to get involved in research labs with well known psychologists. That combined with some excellent professors and classes really prepared me for grad school. As a big school, there are a million resources for students to take advantage of. I used the career center to edit my resume, and conduct Skype interviews with grad schools. Though I'm a northern girl and not the biggest fan of AL as a state, I still have to say UA is an excellent place to earn your education. It should not be underestimated.
I loved attending the University of Alabama. I felt that once I finished my basics and go to the classes with relevant information towards my major, I fell in love. My teachers explained things in a very passionate way and took a huge interest in my success.
The University of Alabama has an excellent scholarship program for high-achieving students. This was crucial for me in my future career, because I am now pursuing a Master's Degree, for which I will need to take out a lot of loans. Not having to take out loans for my undergraduate degree was extremely useful. Also, the organizations and people I met on campus have greatly helped me grow and develop as a person. I would highly recommend UA to any high school students looking for a productive, challenging education alongside exciting extracurricular activities.
The University of Alabama is a great place to learn in order to be successful in the professional world. The availability of professors and the involvement of the career center are what I loved the most about UA. The professors are readily available whether by phone, email, or office hours. Gaining that relationship with different professors helps exponentially in the long run. The career center is great because they sit down with you for every step of the job search process. They go above and beyond to make sure you are ready to succeed post-graduation. The campus life is amazing and you can not forget about the amazing football team. The connections and networking opportunities really helped me to grow both personally and professionally. Overall I would suggest the University of Alabama to anyone who is thinking about attending.
The University of Alabama was a wonderful experience for me. I was able to learn vital tools in Business Administration that helped me land a job right out of college with a Department of Defense contractor. The biggest advantage attending Alabama gave me was instant credibility in the workforce. People know what kind of employees the University of Alabama produces and it has taken me a long way.
Ever since I was a kid growing up in the state of Alabama my dream has always been to attend and graduate from the University of Alabama. It is a great institution with a wonderful learning environment with rich tradition and so many smiling faces to go along with it. Although there were times I felt like just another face in the crowd, fellow students and teachers always treated me with respect. One thing I would like improved within the university is the development of personal relationships between students and advisers/faculty. I only met with my instructors and adviser twice in my two years attending the school and those meetings were set up by myself making a phone call to them. They were helpful once I was given a meeting to talk about future classes at the university, never seeming truly interested in talking to me and getting to know me. Another thing I feel could be more helpful is a presence after graduation. Other than receiving automated emails, no one from the university has contacted me to see how my career is going or if I have even found a job. They don't really offer help after graduation to search for jobs. Luckily I have found a job but it has nothing to do with my journalism degree. Recently I have decided that I am going back to school to pursue a Masters' degree in education but not at Alabama. I've decided to attend the University of Phoenix online. In conclusion, I loved the environment at the University of Alabama but I didn't have a great experience, it was just OK. Honestly, if someone asked, I couldn't say that I would do it all over again, regardless of my love for the Crimson Tide.
The University of Alabama is a very good school for engineering education. Its strongest assets for those looking into careers are its co-op program and its career fairs, which are very robust. Professors seem very hit-or-miss; I personally had many very good professors and other poor professors with very little mediocre teaching. The curriculum was rigorous, and I feel quite prepared to work in my field. However, like many universities recently, it has a very business-like model, meaning that tuition has steadily increased over the years and things like parking passes cost outrageous amounts; they seek to profit off of their student body. In general I would give the university a 3/5, with a 4/5 for engineering education.