2017 Best Colleges in Alabama
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I would never want to go to any other college. The University of Alabama is by far the best fit for me. Everything from the football to the clubs to the professors, is amazing. I have never once felt like I didn't have a place to fit into the school. Every professor I have had as made me feel like they truly care about my education and are willing to help me.
- Tuscaloosa, AL
- 3,930 reviews
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I love my school not only because of the wide range of diverse people, but also for the education I know I am getting. I know that by the time I graduate, that all of the trials and tribulations that I have face and will continue to face will be worth it. I know that if I continue to do my best here, the degree I receive will be worth so much more than a degree from an easier school. A degree from Auburn will not only be well respected by my future employer, but also by those who surround me and know how hard I have worked in school throughout my life.
- Auburn, AL
- 2,031 reviews
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I have found professors at UAB to be extremely gracious and helpful. If you are upfront, respectful, and honest with them they will most likely be intentional about helping you succeed in the course.
- Birmingham, AL
- 1,828 reviews
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There are numerous classes offered. Being an athlete, we get to sign up for classes earlier than non-athletes, so that helps with the availability. The class sizes are perfect, not too big but not too small. Courses are challenging enough, but the professors are a bit laid back, for the most part.
- Florence, AL
- 821 reviews
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UAH is the perfect school for a balanced combination of academics and social life. I am on the softball team here, so I get a lot of experience with time management and dedication. The academics are difficult, whichever direction you go. I am entering Nursing School in the Spring semester and also starting my softball season. Each professor offers enough challenge and encouragement to push the students to succeed. If I had to choose again, I would choose UAH.
- Huntsville, AL
- 640 reviews
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Troy university of Montgomery has been my saving grace! I come from a small town in Alabama so I love the smaller classes and more 1:1 teaching from staff. Troy offers a wide variety of courses and majors to pick from along with helpful advisors that put the students first. The thing I love most about Troy is they understand that most students do have to work and hold a job. I personally work full time and with their night classes I am able to take the classes I need online or in class after work. I am so thankful for Troy and cannot wait to graduate a Trojan!
- Troy, AL
- 1,619 reviews
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I love the people. There is a real community here at "Sprill". We all share similar experiences with classes and events. You can access your professor easily. There aren't any lines to wait in to see them just for one question. They are conveniently available.
- Mobile, AL
- 383 reviews
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I enjoy the teachers that I have had while at Jacksonville State. I especially enjoy the teachers that are involved with the Business program. They are very helpful and want their students to succeed. Some of my classes were difficult, but that was just because my teachers were making sure that we knew the material and were prepared for later on in life. The class sizes are small, reminding me of my high school. This helps me feel more comfortable and more important than if I were in a classroom of 100 people. The average class size is 30. I feel able to talk to my professor because they get to know you on a more personal level because there are less people in the classroom than big universities.
- Jacksonville, AL
- 812 reviews
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The registration system definitely needs work, and more classes should be offered. Some professors are good, but others are horrible and should never be allowed to teach anywhere ever. AUM has good curriculum for a university of its size, but there is a need for new programs with the growing student population.
- Montgomery, AL
- 604 reviews
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I like the small class room setting. Campus small for a four year college. Small town but the schools offers a lot of activities. Teacher are very helpful. I would choose this school again because it's not that far from home. I love the small campus although I do get board sometimes
- Livingston, AL
- 251 reviews
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The academic part of he university varies depending on what major you are involved in. Nursing, education and Christian ministries major have a lot of choices when it comes to class but there are limited choices for science majors. The professors at the university are wonderful and always willing to help.
- Mobile, AL
- 251 reviews
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The classes are small and most professors know your name and are willing to work with you. However there are some pretty bad professors on campus. If you are getting a basic out of the way and don't know which teacher would be best l, try ratemyprofessor.com. Most teachers are good about not loading you down with too much homework.
- Montevallo, AL
- 647 reviews
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I love my school because its a small campus and I feel its easier to make more friends that way. I also love the good Christian environment which is so encouraging to me and allows me to express myself freely without judgement from others. Over all its been a great experience and I love going back to school after my summer break is over to see all of my friends again.
- Montgomery, AL
- 284 reviews
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I wouldn't say it is anything special, but being in school isn't all for nothing. There is a bigger purpose to all of this. The academics are not currently as rigorous as I feel they should be, but that may change once I get into my major classes.
- Montgomery, AL
- 1,006 reviews
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It's a great environment .. Beautiful once you get a chance To get around , hopefully you drive, because with no car it can be a real misery . The administration barely keeps up with the school itself. Most of the Dorms , as well as buildings around campus, should be renovated but they say " we want to keep the history". It is understandable to keep a historic building but if there hasn't been any health inspection since god knows when then maybe most students would come . For the most part it's a take what u can get type of feel to campus. It's not much on campus or really in town to make it a different experience. Here at TC it's about who u know and who u hang out with .. Just be careful and have a great time I know I had a lot of memories just make sure you handle business or it can be a living hell.
- Talladega, AL
- 236 reviews
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