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| I'm incredibly lucky, because the BSC English faculty has to be, hands down, the best faculty in the world. They made my college career wonderful and really helped me grow, both as an English major and as a person in general.|
Social life is MUCH too Greek-oriented, which really sucks. I lived off-campus my junior and senior years, and believe me, getting out of the "bubble" really helps. I don't understand why the surrounding city is marked a C+...I personally LOVE Birmingham and think it's great. And believe me, I've been to a lot of places. Birmingham has plenty of stuff to do, but without being *too* big of a city. Love the restaurants, clubs, etc. Now that I'm stuck in the hellhole that is Huntsville, I very much miss B'ham.
All in all, a great school. As with any liberal arts college, you will find your pretentious, arrogant folk who think they already have a deep philosophical understanding of the world, and who have the uncanny ability to get teachers to worship at their shrine. You'd think professors would be smarter than that. Just laugh at them. Know that after college they will hit the brick wall that is the real world, and their airbags will not deploy.
So yeah, I'd recommend BSC. I had a chance to go to pretty much any college I wanted, and I chose it, and I don't regret it. I made some wonderful friends, learned a lot of stuff, had some unforgettable experiences, and matured as a person. Who could ask for more?
|May 28 2003|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2003 |
| The faculty at BSC are probably the best you can find in Alabama or the southeast. They push you to work hard, do well, and think. Programs for acadamic study are fun and challenging. There are plenty of study abroad oppurtunities plus financial aid and scholarships to help you go. Unfortunately, the campus is choked by Greek life. I feel with such a small campus there is no need for sororities and fraternities. So despite approachablity, students can be quite snooty if you're lower on the social hierarchy (royalty= campus dwelling greek, poor= off campus independent). |
|Sep 20 2002|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2003 |
| First of all, you need to know that I was raised in a cotton engulfed town in north west Alabama. That is very important.|
I love BSC with all my heart. However, if you are a senior in high school right now, know this: High school is literally nothing like college. I did not have to study much if really ever in high school. I have pulled 3 all-nighters to date and I'm just entering the second semester of my freshman year. Procrastination is not going to cut it at this school. Professors hold you to a very high standard, as they should because BSC is a great school, and they will not back off of it.
Also, there are students here of all different shapes and sizes. You are obviously going to have your rednecks and Southern Belles, being in the heart of the South, but there are plenty of people who have never sipped sweet tea in their life. Maybe herbal, but not sweet :P And I know we have a reputation of having an intimidating Greek life, but please don't be fooled by the 50:50 ratio. If you are not Greek, you still have a life and things to do. I personally am Greek but a lot of my girlfriends are not and I've even taken some of them to Greek events with me. Independents are welcomed on both Frat and Soroiety row. And even if you do not pledge, rush is a great way to meet people. The same goes for the guys on all of this.If you have any other questions, I have provided my email address. Feel free to contact me.
|Jan 13 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |