University of Alabama Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 17 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ALA and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 37,663 (32,563 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 36% part-time, 64% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,780 in-state; $28,100 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019

The BSW program at UA is very special and unique. For the past 2 years I have not only grown academically, but personally as well. Whenever I needed help I knew there was someone to turn to at my department. I have been afforded the opportunity to work in the community, and network with other professionals.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019

I am currently a graduate student at The University of Alabama, pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. I am receiving my education through their MSW distance learning program. So far, each and every staff/faculty member I have worked with has been more than helpful. UA's School of Social Work is truly there to assist students in becoming life long learners, who are equipped to empower, advocate, and advance others in society. Social workers are already an outstanding breed of people, but UA takes it's education of said peoples, over-the-top! It also doesn't hurt that UA has recently spent a lot of time on creating an even more up-to-date atmosphere for those studying in Little Hall (SW building). UA has also made valiant and extremely important efforts to team up against human trafficking, sexual assault, and topics related to the world-wide slavery epidemic. UA has received grant money to combat this issue and has also teamed-up with the DA's office to expand education for those wanting to pursue a career in criminal justice and political advocacy. Hands down, UA is WHERE LEGENDS ARE MADE!
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2007

Excellent MSW program at a college ripe with tradition and influence in the community
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

DO NOT take the online MSW program! I cannot emphasize this enough, DO NOT take the online MSW program! From day 1 I've had nothing but trouble from the adjunct professors not responding to messages for weeks at a time, going the entire semester not grading papers, problems with the curriculum not loading/working, quizzes based on past edition text books or answers being marked wrong (although they are word for word correct in the textbooks and professors refused to change grades), instructions for assignments missing (and of course absentee professors won't respond to messages for weeks, so you fail these assignments because you don't know what you are supposed to do!) The courses are pre-loaded every semester, with the professors having no idea what you are taking/text book you are using/what course assignments look like, etc. It is very common to be "assigned" one professor when registering, then see another name on the syllabus. One semester my professor "changed" 4 times in the first month! I'm on my third semester and I've had it, I'm dropping out of the University and transferring to another program that will accept most of my credits. I've spoken with 2 on-campus students who had thoroughly enjoyed the program, and one who did first year in person & second year online (same problems), but every student taking it online that I know right now is planning/considering dropping out and/or struggling. Previous graduates of the same program have the same complaints about technical issues that we did, and 3 and 4 years later they are still not fixed. These issues are brought to the attention of the Dean every semester, and yet nothing has changed. Perhaps because the Dean has changed 3 times in the last 3 years? Oh yes, and at orientation they go through a slide show really quickly of what you are supposed to take each semester, and that is the exclusivity of your academic adviser. There ARE NO academic advisers for the online program!!! This curriculum seriously needs to be fixed, this is an embarrassment to a great University! For $1,100 a class (in-state tuition) you would expect better quality.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

It was an awesome experience. The professors were accessible. It was a great learning experience. I would encourage anyone seeking their master's to consider this university. You will not be disappointed.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

Going to UA is a good experience. Depending on your major, and class level, the classes are medium in number of people. So, getting to know your professor is a good idea.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2012

It is a great school but would have been too big for me to succeed as an undergrad
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The University of Alabama is an excellent school! The teachers are more than willing to help and do an excellent job teaching! The online program is a little difficult since you are not in a classroom setting but the professors are constantly revising online material to make it more efficient.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the intimacy of the program. The faculty and staff are very welcoming to new students in the program. The spring internship is not favorable towards students and can be a hassle. Overall, the program is great and well put together.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I fell in love with The University of Alabama the moment I walked onto campus. There is a sense of fellowship here like nowhere else I've ever been. My only complaint is their lack of sufficient financial aid for their graduate students.
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