Birmingham-Southern College

291 reviews
  1. Birmingham, AL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  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
    B+
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%
SAT Range
1000-1240
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$22,250/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,621/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,917/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,801/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,652/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,113/ 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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,178Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Smart
    43%
  • Determined
    21%
  • Preppy
    14%
  • Versatile
    14%
  • Bland
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.23 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Forward Ever
    50%
  • Expensive
    42%
  • Dead
    8%

After Birmingham-Southern College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
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

Reviews

291 reviews
  • Excellent
    53
  • Very Good
    114
  • Average
    101
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    5
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