Well, I already give UAB about all the money I have to get an education, and they can't provide us with parking, and decent food. But in my field of study the advisors are never helpful, nor are they prepared to help-or help you find what fits you best (changing your degree or approaching another path)!!!! It's also 2017, I'm still here, and have never met the dean of my department. Go to a school that's highly known for your field of study! but PLS BE CAREFUL OF THE CRIME. do not take safety for granted because the school boasts about campus police. they cannot save you if you get mugged. freshmen specifically need to be cautious because they havent been here that long. school should give real safety advice given the fact bham has high crime.