900 Arkadelphia Road Birmingham, AL 35254 205-226-4696
http://www.bsc.edu admission@bsc.edu
About Birmingham-Southern College
  • Year of Foundation 1856
  • Size of Campus 196 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 1,324
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51%, 49%, 34%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $25,800
  • Room and Board 9,236
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 1,412
Birmingham-Southern College provides a liberal arts education of distinctive quality. The college challenges students to think independently, to examine the arts and sciences aesthetically and critically, and to communicate clearly. It fosters the advancement of scholarship, personal and resourceful learning, and comprehensive advising. The total educational experience at Birmingham-Southern College focuses on individual students and their intellectual and ethical development, and offers opportunities for spiritual and physical well-being. The academic program challenges students to understand a range of disciplines and requires the in-depth study of one. The college is distinguished by a dedicated faculty, undergraduate scholarship and research, Interim term, leadership studies and service-learning, cross-cultural opportunities, on- and off-campus mentor relationships, and by graduate education within a liberal arts context.
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 6
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 6
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Art exhibits, theatre productions, dance performances, basketball games, on-campus concerts, Greek sponsored events
  • Number of students in fraternities 6
  • Percent students who are frat members 44%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Delta Mu Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Gamma, Phi Si
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 8
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Campus Ministries, Catholic Campus Mnistries, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Wesley Fellowship, Weekly Chapel Service
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 51%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Indian Cultural Organization, International Student Organization, Muslim Student Association
  • Distance to nearest airport Birmingham (5)
  • Distance to nearest train Birmingham (3)
  • Distance to nearest bus Birmingham (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (47%), men's dorms (33%), sorority housing (4%), fraternity housing (11%), apartments for married students, apartment for single students (5%), special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 75%
  • Number of students using college housing 79%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 5%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 5%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 62%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 0%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 21
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 20%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 50
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 282,934
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 60
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 27,308
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 400
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 100
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Museums N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,215
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 300
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 47,205
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 27,503
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 0%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 55%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Samford University)
  • Employed Students after 1 year 5%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years 3%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Alabama Power, EBSCO, Balch and Bingham, Ernst and Young, L. Paul Kassouf and Company, Dixon-Hughes, PLLC, AmSouth Bank, Bradley Arant Rose and White LLP, HealthSouth
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis