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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Birmingham-Southern is an above-average private, Christian college located in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,272 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Birmingham-Southern acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 66% of students, Birmingham-Southern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
About Birmingham-Southern College...
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
62%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1030-1260
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$23,846/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,594/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,272Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
11
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Smart
    38%
  • Determined
    25%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Versatile
    13%
  • Bland
    6%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.25 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Forward Ever
    50%
  • Expensive
    36%
  • Community
    7%
  • Dead
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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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Overall, this college is quite good. I am a studio arts major and I really enjoy that department, such as the classes and professors. Additionally, a majority of the staff I have interacted with have been very kind and supportive.
The dorms and campus upkeep could use some improvement. Additionally, the campus is fairly diverse, the campus could do a better job at making students and staff from all races/ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations feel more accepted and welcome.
Moreover, the campus is small, which I personally like, as this provides a more intimate feeling, especially when you live in campus housing.
Overall, even though that campus could use some improvements, I have enjoyed my time at Birmingham-Southern so far.
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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!
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!