BSC Description

The Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the United States Methodist Church that aims to educate students both intellectually and ethically.

The school provides more than 80 student organizations on campus. Whether you choose Greek life honoraries, special interests groups or publications, it’s easy to get involved.

Student life is also informed by the school’s religious commitment. The Chaplain and Office of Religious Life provide many opportunities for community worship, study, pastoral care and interfaith dialogue.

Academics include bachelor’s degrees in a variety of courses from Art and Art History to Religion to interdisciplinary majors like Media and Film Studies and Musical Theatre. A master’s degree is available in Business.

Admissions do not require a religious background, only that students submit a high school or prior college transcript, ACT or SAT scores and a personal statement.

A distinctive component of the Birmingham experience is the Exploration Term, a four-week period in January during which students undertake independent study in one area designed for creative activity. This experiential learning opportunity offers on-and-off-campus projects, independent research, internships and study abroad experiences.

Fine and performing arts scholarships are available to eligible students enrolled in respective programs. Other financial aid options include federal grants, loans and work-study programs.

Quick Facts about Birmingham Southern College

Region

Southeast

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

United Methodist

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Panthers

Nickname

BSC

Website

www.bsc.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$28,250

Out-of-State Tuition

$28,250

Retention Rate

79%

Enrollment

1,433

Year Established

1856

BSC Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
1,412
Freshman Class
278
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,433

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
99%
Graduate
1%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
89%
Out-of-State
11%

Gender of Students

Women
42%
Men
58%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
8%
Asian
4%
Caucasian
81%
Latino
1%
Other
6%

Students State Origin

Alabama
89%
Georgia
19%
Tennessee
13%
Florida
8%
Louisiana
4%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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