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Reviews 401 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's pretty basic. there are different fast food and other restaurants down the street.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is secure, but not restricting. It allows students to have their freedom, while still keeping everyone safe.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: there is a lot of school spirit. Especially around homecoming. its not unlikely to see students in school gear and sales in the bookstore.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are fairly spacious. it's got decent closet space and the atmosphere is pretty friendly.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The education is strong. School's familiarity outside of Alabama is limited. Highly recommended for students interested in the arts or the medical field.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Overall the campus is quiet and beautiful. Very much caters to the students' needs.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Internship requirement could be better.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Very strong academic program. Rigorous with a heavy workload. Internship and job opportunities are plentiful in the right fields.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The academic offerings are not unlimited but are very good for a small school.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I took a job outside of the school's typical career focus, meaning I had to do a lot of the foot work individually. However, the alumni network and career center are very helpful on average.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: It's a small school, the administrators are visible and connected with the student body. The president of the school greatly impacts the experience. The president deeply cares about the students and their academic career. He makes the BSC experience life-changing by himself.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food will get you by but off-campus food is much preferred. 4 years after leaving, I still avoid Subway.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: I married someone from BSC, so I'll lead off with that. On average, BSC doesn't have a lot to chose from but the guys/girls are good people. Most people at BSC find long-term relationships at the school or they don't. Casual dating is less prominent.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The Business program at BSC is one of a kind. It provides a rare critical thinking approach to the business world that is invaluable in modern business. The curriculum builds a foundation that allows students to excel in any business related career. The program is designed to teach students to learn-to-learn from a business standpoint. That said, the technical skills taught are minimal but students are given the tools needed to learn those skills on the job.

Recent Alumnus

Majors: BSC's Business Program had no specific application process.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: BSC's housing runs the gamut from small, old and dirty rooms to new, spacious and clean rooms. Overall, the freshman dorm experience is the worst but options are plentiful beyond the first year.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Football is only just beginning to become a part of BSC culture while Soccer and Baseball are the mainstays. Even so, sporting events are thinly attended.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Only a minority of students chose off-campus living. The most viable options for off-campus living are 10-15 min away (or more during high traffic hours). I would recommend staying on-campus all 4 hours.

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: One of the highlights of my BSC experiences. Greek students are the majority of the student body making the social atmosphere predominately greek. Greek students are mostly viewed positively and both greek and non-greek communities are accepting of each other. Greek housing is very available with each chapter having it's own house/townhome. Most members are required to live the house/townhome at some point during their college carrier.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Given that BSC is located 10min (driving) from downtown and has nothing within walking distance, the on-campus party scene is prominent. A majority of the student body is greek and most parties are hosted by greek organizations. Unlike bigger shcools, greek organizations at BSC are welcoming to non-greek memebers.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The professors are very engaging and care about the student's education. Professor accessibility is also second-to-none. As for classes, the variety of courses is excellent for a small school. The classes are taught in a unique manner that promotes critical thinking and student engagement. Most classes do not have in excess of 25 students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Birmingham has a diverse dining scene that provides plenty of options for students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: BSC is very generous with financial aid.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: On campus crime is fairly minimal. Given the neighborhood the campus is extremely secure with only one way in-or-out that is guarded 24/7/365. Campus police are well trained, extremely visible and extremely helpful.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: BSC is located in a low income portion of town. As a result, the immediate neighborhood is unwelcoming and unsafe. Downtown Birmingham, on the other hand, is a vibrant area ( only 10 min away) that provides many dining, housing and recreation activities for students.

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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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