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Why BSC?

  • Because we’ll prepare you for whatever comes next.

  • Because our faculty is second to none. Ranked among the most engaging in the country by The Princeton Review, our professors go the extra mile to find ways to bring learning to life. You’ll build more than a transcript here—you’ll build relationships.

  • Because THIS is what college is all about.

  • Because you want to be more than you ever imagined.

  • Because you can experience the benefits of a small college AND a big city.

By The Numbers:

13:1 student-to-faculty ratio

96 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field

More than 50% of our students go on to graduate or professional school

1,200 students from 33 states and 19 countries

85% of students live on campus

More than 80 student organizations on campus

Colleges that change lives


BSC is praised by the 2013 edition of the book Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think About College for our innovative curriculum, our engagement in the community, and our “high expectations and hopes for its students.”

BSC is one of only 200 schools in the nation named a College of Distinction by Student Horizons for “providing students with the highest level of undergraduate education” and its commitment to engagement, teaching, community, and outcomes.

College of Distinction

The Princeton Review included BSC in the 2013 edition of The Best 377 Colleges, ranking it especially high for having interesting and accessible professors.

Best 377 Colleges

BSC was the highest ranked liberal arts college in the nation for campus safety in a recent Reader’s Digest survey.

Reader’s Digest survey.

Forbes magazine ranked Birmingham-Southern as the best college or university in Alabama—public or private—in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” listing based on the quality of the education, the experiences of the students, and how much they achieve.
America’s Best Colleges

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