Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B+
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade C+
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade B+
- Professorsgrade B
- Locationgrade B minus
- Dormsgrade C+
- Campus Foodgrade C
- Student Lifegrade B+
- Safetygrade B
Birmingham-Southern is an above-average private, Christian college located in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,201 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Birmingham-Southern acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 69% of students, Birmingham-Southern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
Birmingham-Southern College Rankings
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$23,452 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,176 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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. 23 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 23 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business70 Graduates
- Biology39 Graduates
- Psychology37 Graduates
- Accounting24 Graduates
- Education19 Graduates
- History19 Graduates
- Mathematics18 Graduates
- English14 Graduates
- Communications12 Graduates
- Chemistry11 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 27 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 28 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
- Forward Ever50%
- Home away from home6%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,700 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 15 responses
Colleges like Birmingham-Southern College
- grade B minusUniversity of Montevallo
- 4 Year
- Montevallo, AL
- Rating 3.63 out of 5 724 reviews
- grade B minusHuntingdon College
- 4 Year
- Montgomery, AL
- Rating 3.67 out of 5 332 reviews
- grade BUniversity of North Alabama
- 4 Year
- Florence, AL
- Rating 3.82 out of 5 939 reviews
- grade BSpring Hill College
- 4 Year
- Mobile, AL
- Rating 3.69 out of 5 437 reviews
Birmingham-Southern College Reviews
Rating 3.8 out of 5 342 reviews
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Loved my 4 years at BSC! I loved that I was able to take a wide variety of classes. All of my professors really cared about their students. My classes were challenging, but the professors were always there if I needed help. I had the opportunity to study abroad, complete an internship in Birmingham, and do research with professors. The only bad thing I could say about BSC is that the food could use some improvement and the dorms need more regular maintenance. Other than that, I highly recommend BSC. It is a place where students will be challenged, but those challenges will push them to meet their full potential.
My experience with Birmingham-Southern College has been wonderful. I am a freshman enrolled at BSC and I have just completed my first semester of college, during a worldwide pandemic, and the college has made the transition from high school to college life astonishing. The freshman dorm life, the opportunities to meet new people and make new relationships, and the small classroom sizes are all an amazing thing at Birmingham-Southern College.
The best choice I have ever made was choosing to go to Birmingham-Southern. The first two months were challenging academically, but socially I was thriving. The social atmosphere is everything that high school was not for me. I am not the type of girl to go out and introduce myself, but the college made sure those of us who are a little more introverted feel included. The professors are very understanding, but will still uphold you to an extraordinary standard. They genuinely care about your learning experience and make themselves extremely accessible to you when you have questions. Overall, I could not be happier with my decision for this school.