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Founded in 1856, Birmingham Southern College. is a Private college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,293 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Birmingham Southern College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 95 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Birmingham Southern College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at BSC are considered More Selective, with ,14% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
88% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 65% were in the top quarter, and 31% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Birmingham Southern College.
29 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
22 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
10 Students rated Birmingham Southern College
Birmingham - Southern is my home away from home! As soon as I stepped on campus I felt the family atmosphere! It is an amazing school! There are so many opportunities here! It is not easy work but it is a challenge met with help! You will never be alone here! #ForwardEver
Its a cool place
I just finished my first year at Birmingham- Southern College and it was the best year I could have asked for. From living in California to going to school in Birmingham, Alabama was a huge move for me, but the people who are on the campus from friends to sorority sisters to professors have made my school feel like home, and ultimately the best choice I have ever made. The professors are always willing to help outside of the classroom. There was never a time when I needed help with my school work, that a professor was unable to help. Also, the people I have met have become my lifelong friends. Everyone on campus is very friendly, and are always willing to help. I remember I needed a ride off campus and my car was in repair, and my friend was willing to drive me off campus as soon as she heard that my car was broken. The housing situation was all I could have asked for as well. The freshman dorms always had available showers, laundry, and bathrooms, and I never had to wait my turn to use any of those 3. Overall Birmingham-Southern College is a great community to be a part of, and a proud place to be a Panther!
Birmingham Southern College is a perfect choice for me. The class sizes are smaller. Average class size is maybe fifteen to twenty students. I have a great appreciation for the smaller environment because it will afford me the opportunity not to be a number in class. I will be afforded the opportunity to know my classmates and the instructors and I will be known name. I’ve visited Birmingham Southern College three times and each time I felt welcomed and I the energy was positive. I totally envision myself attending school there. The campus is very clean, the dorm rooms are nice and the sport facilities are equipped with updated equipment.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Birmingham Southern College is 48%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
When looking for a good college to attend, do not simply choose a place because of its name. Think about what it is that you want to get out of your college experience and make your decision from there. I chose a smaller college because I wanted to go somewhere where the professors would actually know my name and would care enough about my education to help me succeed. My college may not be known for its football team or 'ivy league status,' but it is definitely known for producing the most respected leaders and scholars of tomorrow.
Once you have chosen the college you want to go to and have moved in on the first day, things may seem a little scary. That is okay. You will make friends and get involved and pretty soon, you will be the one comforting prospective students by telling them what an amazing experience college can be. It is important that you learn to make every effort to pay attention in class and get homework done. While college can be a lot of fun, you are also there to learn and to expand your education for the betterment of your future. Good luck!
The school places a strong emphasis on diversity and multiculturalism, but many faculty and students can be hostile to Christian beliefs. The campus seems more concerned about getting a long than the truth.
The people at Birmingham-Southern College are hard working, talented, and creative individuals. Each student dedicates much time and energy to each class he or she takes. When a students begins to struggle he/she does not give up. They work hard to give their all every day. It shows in each future career that Birmingham-Southern College graduates pursue. Hard workers willing to make great effort and wanting to pursue great challenges should attend this school.
Mostly for two things. One for the Greek life, and two for the academic standing. BSC is known to be a high academic school with a lot of students participating in Greek Life.
The academics at BSC are the best in the state. Through small class sizes, engaging professors, and dedicated students, every class offered here challenges students to learn more.
Birmingham-Southern is a liberal arts college dedicated to helping shape its students into global citizens. There’s an incredible spirit on campus that inspires us to experience cultures, religions, languages and lifestyles different from our own. It teaches us to challenge ourselves and requires us to journey beyond our comfort zones. My college education at BSC has already changed my life and the direction it will take. I’m eager to immerse myself in other cultures, and I yearn for knowledge and growth. A college education is the key that will open the doors that lay before me.
I wish I had realized how quickly four years go by. I would want to know to carefully plan out the courses I wanted to take and the activities I wanted to participate in to ensure that I would not miss out on any opportunities.
Birmingham Southern is a small liberal arts school that is focused on challenging its students in every way possible.
As (what I would consider) a very successful high school student, I feel I never found a successful way to learn and perform the best that I could at Birmingham-Southern. It's a very intimidating college as a new student and it seems that there is one type of student that they cater to help. Students that would be considered "brown-nosers" are the most successful. This was frustrating to me because extroversion is not one of my personality traits which kept me from standing out in a positive way.
Someone who is not prepared to do a heavy amount of work in any class.
Most of the students here on campus are civil but since it is such a small campus anything anyone does gets around to everyone in a very short amount of time. its like high school all over again (except for the education)
When I tell my friends about Birmingham-Southern College I like to tell them how challenging it is. Each class I took during the first semester of college took time and effort. I attended all of my classes each time they met and the professors took notice. I worked late in to the night on most nights in order to do my best work. The faculty at this small school always takes the time to talk to me when I'm struggling or when I just want to say "hi." I brag about the challenge because I grow through it.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Birmingham Southern College receive some sort of financial aid.
21% were awarded federal grants.
While 51% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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