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
    B-
  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

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
53%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Birmingham-Southern College

Cost

Net Price
$23,036/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,551/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,803/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,676/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,980/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,681/ year

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
1,337Undergrads
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
75%
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
$41,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
48%
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

308 reviews
All Categories
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!
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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!
The students and faculty at BSC are so welcoming. My freshman year I was so upset leaving home, and some random stranger came and sat with me while I was freaking out. The students are very nice. And I am looking forward to our brand new food service that is going to expand the vegterain menu on our campus!