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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Birmingham-Southern College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
Address
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254
Website
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Birmingham-Southern College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
990-1180
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$24,630/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,815/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,582/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,126/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,161/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,729/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,284Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Smart
    40%
  • Determined
    27%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Versatile
    13%
  • Bland
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.24 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Forward Ever
    46%
  • Expensive
    38%
  • Community
    8%
  • Dead
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
60%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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Birmingham-Southern College Reviews

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I absolutely LOVE BSC. I live pretty far away from school so when I was searching for schools I was sure to look for one that felt like home. I knew the second that I walked onto BSC's campus that I had chosen correctly. This school is so great because it is so small. I feel like I am always at home when I can walk anywhere and always recognize someone. Class sizes are so small that your professors actually make an effort to get to know you and will help you with any problem you may have (school or non-school related.) I also love that unlike state schools there is not a huge emphasis on greek life; no one is forced into it and it most certainly is not required to have a social life on campus. One thing I would change at school is the caf. The caf does not have the best food but they do the best with what they get. Overall, BSC is a great place to be. Go Panthers!
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This school has taught me a lot about myself in all aspects of life. I learned what I'm best at when it comes to academics and what I'm not so good at(more than in highscool) and the professors were always available to help me with whatever problem I had. Never a problem too big or small for them, and always with a smile on their face too!
BSC has shaped me into who I am and I can't imagine my life without my experience there. I hope to see continual growth in diversity, and hope to see more students turn "right" off of campus. Although dubbed a "bad area", Arkadelphia road isn't all that scary, and students should go serve, get to know, and love the area they are around. I hope that everyone that goes to a 4 yr institution gets what I got out of bsc. Go panthers and forward ever!