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
  • 12 months ago
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.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
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.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago