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Reviews 268 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professor and class really enhance my education.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I don't play myself, but the facilities and quality is second to none in the league

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at BSC. Academics challenge me.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Rated one of the safest schools in the south! Emergency call buttons to call campus police are all around campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses and professors are excellent! Teaching and content is very engaging.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Amazing career services and contacts!

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is alot of alcohol on campus and there are often smokers, but if you avoid that kind of scene, it will not interfere with your every day activities. These kinds of things are present at almost any campus anyways, so it is quite normal.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are parties every weekend at fraternity row, and there are several bars and clubs off-campus in Birmingham-just a short drive away.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are parties every weekend at fraternity row, and most parties are open to both Greeks and non-Greeks. Parties are popular and no one cares if you don't/do drink alcohol. However, students do care for each others' well being and will step in if someone needs help most of the time.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are students from other countries (China) that study abroad and many students from out of state as well. As expected, because BSC is a southern school, there are many people who may conform to a standard but there is still diversity present among the students and most students are accepting of others.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are satisfactory and the professors and diverse curriculum enhance the experience. The workload can get tough, but it was still manageable for me while participating in Greek life and athletics. There are special options for individual studies during interim term or studying abroad. The honors program also exposes students to different classes than one's major to engage their learning in different ways. Popular study areas are biology/pre-health, business/accounting, education, law, and urban environmental studies is an option.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although BSC is located in the middle of a dangerous place, our campus police works 24/7 and actively looks after our safety. They will unlock your door if you lost your key or even feed your fish if you're gone on vacation. They really care about our safety and well-being. As for residence life, improvements could be made for health reasons (air cleanliness/filters, mold, insects/rats), but most of the time there are not many problems. Cleaners come every week to take out our trash and clean our bathrooms, and maintenance is always available to call if anything needs to be fixed or repaired.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are many diverse options and the courses are beneficial even if they're not part of your major. Professors and courses are challenging and allow you to think/problem-solve in ways that you may not be accustomed to. The class size is small and are often lecture-based, so student participation is great. This allows for close relationships to be formed and involvement is above average (compared to a large state school). Academic advisers are very helpful and really care about how you are doing and what classes you are taking to maximize your experience and success-fullness.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: 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!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living in the honors dorms--I have made many great friends and it is an easy walking distance to the caf and my classes. Some of the buildings could use some new installments and cleaning up (there is mold sometimes), but other new buildings are very spacious, clean, and a good value. Everyone is close but it makes it easy to go to and from places; it is very convenient to meet people or hang out in the common rooms. The housing process is done by GPA, which is nice. Overall, I've enjoyed my experience on campus and although there might not be the best living conditions, I know next year I'll be able to move to a better living space and I wouldn't trade my friendships or experience for anything.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have enjoyed my experience in a sorority--it has helped me meet more people and branch out of my comfort zone. I do not feel pressured to look or be a certain way; I am not judged for not going to a lot of parties or being shy. I can be myself, and though there may often be some tension between greek groups, we all know we are family and accept that we have our similarities and differences. Greek life on campus is very involved and sometimes it may be awkward to participate in things when you're not part of Greek life, but most Greeks are very inviting and friendly. I have several friends that are non-Greeks and we get along fine.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: BSC is a Division three athletic school, and even though we don't have the best facilities in the country, our spirit and involvement ranks high because of our close-knit community and expectations for success. Many students on campus are involved in either intramural sports or an athletic team--if not, our fitness center (Striplin) is widely used for physical activities. Our Student government and greek life encourages the student body to go out and support our sports teams; our student-athlete relationships are different than they would be if at a larger university.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school because of the small class sizes and close relationships with the professors. They really care about your success and are available for help most of the time. I have made many friends in the Honors program as well as in Greek life and on the track team. I have many resources including tutoring, the library, the career center, and the student center to help me on my path to success. I have enjoyed my experience so far and am looking forward to the coming years and what they may bring at Birmingham-Southern College.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: No cost to go to watch

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Felt at home right away

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are the worst but you gotta deal with them. Best advice is to just clean up after yourself. It's too easy for bugs to get in so just do it. Also, avoid the ground floor regardless of what building your in. Cullen Daniel (freshman girls) is connected to New Men's (freshman boys) so be aware of that. Once you're out of there, Bruno is newer but North is a better value for the space. Also Bruno is near the sorority houses so there may be a lot of noise there. Lakeview North and South are separated by gender and are the newest buildings. There awesome but super expensive. The apartments are the most expensive but you can also get the Aprment meal plan which is only $900 compared to the ~4000 dollars the rest of us pay.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are overall pretty cool. The ones I've were often funny and approachable and willing to help if you asked. My main issue is that I feel like there's not much to get out of the experience unless you're a STEM major, which is sad for a liberal arts college. The variety in majors is sorely lacking and it leaves me feeling stuck.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Our Greek Life is ranked among the Top 10 in the nation, so take whatever you want from that.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Student athletes at BSC strive for greatness. Being a Division III school, athletics are typically not found to be the stronghold, or what gives the university its name. At BSC however, they shine just the same. Athletes are highly respected, but not worshipped, which is a factor I applaud the campus for upholding. This gives a greater sense of a family. Win or lose, we take pride in giving it our all.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school has changed my life in ways I never thought possible. From my time here so far, I have relearned how to think, observe, and work inside and outside of class. BSC is a place you never knew you needed, where you find answered you never knew to ask for. It focuses not on teaching what is already known, but preparing a generation to search for the unknown.

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When people reflect on their college experience at Birmingham-Southern, they usually talk about what great opportunities they have access to, and what an outstanding education they're receiving. For the price of the school, there's got to be some kind of long-term benefit. It's no secret that if you graduate from BSC, then you're pretty much guaranteed to get a job in the metro area right out of college. Students also talk about the lifelong friendships they formed, and all the different kinds of people they met while at Southern. It's the kind of place that alumni love to come back to and reminisce about, as well as encourage their kids to come.

The whole school feels like one big family. While there are struggles, it seems as though everyone at BSC is looking to improve upon their mistakes and make it a place that everyone can enjoy. The administration is always changing curriculum to fit the needs of the students, and the students are always challenging the faculty in order to improve upon the status quo. Academics are a high priority at Southern, but it's still possible to have a life while you're here, as well. BSC is an exception to most of the stereotypes for the region, because it is always growing and changing. Some people come to the South and expect to find people in the Dark Ages. At BSC, however, it's clear that people are looking towards the future.

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