Birmingham-Southern College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
NCAA Division III (with football)
Southern Athletic Association
Birmingham-Southern College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.23 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
After Birmingham-Southern College
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
Birmingham-Southern College Reviews
Review Birmingham-Southern College
We have many advisers in different areas. My pre-health/med adviser is very helpful in that she allows for meetings to explain courses I need to take for my major and plans after college (grad school, med school). I'm given a predicted 4-year plan each time I meet with her and she is very flexible in changing my schedule to fit my needs or answering any questions I may have about my major/classes. The career center is very helpful and many job/internship opportunities are offered, as well as work-study options. The alumni network is strong and many alumni are successful and enjoy having BSC students as interns. Recruitment on campus is amazing--when I was being recruited, I felt like I was really wanted and that BSC already accepted me as a student. I love my school!
BSC is a Division three athletic school, and even though we don't have the best facilities in the country, our spirit and involvement ranks high because of our close-knit community and expectations for success. Many students on campus are involved in either intramural sports or an athletic team--if not, our fitness center (Striplin) is widely used for physical activities. Our Student government and greek life encourages the student body to go out and support our sports teams; our student-athlete relationships are different than they would be if at a larger university.
There are many diverse options and the courses are beneficial even if they're not part of your major. Professors and courses are challenging and allow you to think/problem-solve in ways that you may not be accustomed to. The class size is small and are often lecture-based, so student participation is great. This allows for close relationships to be formed and involvement is above average (compared to a large state school). Academic advisers are very helpful and really care about how you are doing and what classes you are taking to maximize your experience and success-fullness.