Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodC-
- Student LifeB
Birmingham-Southern College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
NCAA Division III (with football)
Southern Athletic Association
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High School GPA
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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.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
- Very Good114
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!
- College Freshman
- 11 months ago
Birmingham-Southern markets a well-rounded, inclusive Greek environment. However, that is not always the case. The social atmosphere is often clouded by assumptions and rumors about different Greek organizations, and there is often hostility and judgement within the sororities. Having been an active member of a prestigious sorority for 3 years at BSC, I dropped my Junior year and only wish I had done so sooner! I've been able to get involved with so many other campus groups that really focus on what I am interested in and the service-learning opportunities that I want to be involved with. Being a Greek member severely limited my time, as well as my self-esteem on more than one occasion. It's expensive, it gets crazy competitive and often hostile, and you are more than a few letters across your chest.
- College Junior
- May 3 2013
Bang for Your Buck – The academics at BSC are really worth every penny of your actual tuition. Class sizes are small, the largest I have ever been in was about 60 people, compared to class sizes of 400+ at state schools. The professors are always available to talk about papers or assignments, or just to talk. Interim term is amazing because you have a chance to travel abroad or just stay around campus focusing on one class. The curriculum is easy to understand, and registration is all online. In terms of workload, it depends on your schedule and your extra curriculars, but the whole point of college is to be learning so don't expect easy a's!
- College Junior
- Aug 15 2011