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Campus & Student Life at Birmingham Southern College

Home to about 1,129 undergraduates in 2020, BSC is a small, private college located in Birmingham, Alabama. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, BSC offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by BSC can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our BSC Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Birmingham Southern College is Affiliated With the United Methodist Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the United Methodist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best United Methodist Colleges and Universities.

BSC Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 13.0% of the student population at BSC. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit BSC Disability Services.

BSC for the Military

While not a "service academy", BSC does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit BSC Veteran Services . For more information, check out our BSC for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Birmingham Southern College

BSC offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Birmingham Southern College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Birmingham Southern College

BSC has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,129 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,126 (99.7%). Part-time attendance was 3 (0.3%).


Birmingham Southern College is Ranked #1,019 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, BSC is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank BSC #1019 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Birmingham Southern College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at BSC by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the BSC Diversity Guide.

Birmingham Southern College Competes in the NCAA

BSC has a total of 475 student athletes, 310 men and 165 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,273,776
Total Expenses (all teams)$3,273,776

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Birmingham Southern College Athletics

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