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Birmingham Southern College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeD-
Surrounding CityC+ Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Dec 15 2004
Major: PreMed and Medical (This Major's Salary over time)
This college is truly one of a kind. The professors are always accessible and, if not, they will make time for you. Most of them know each student by name. The administration has somewhat open ears and does a very effective job of running the college. I have never found any "red-tape" when dealing with the administration here. The campus grounds and facilities are all immaculate and they are under rotating/non-stop maintenance. Overall, life for resident students here is laid-back and worry free outside of the academics, and you could go through all four years without ever really thinking of the outside world. I sometimes wish I wouldn't have to leave because everything is taken care of for me: The food service always has good food available daily from 7am - midnight, the housekeeping does a thorough job several times a week on all residence halls, and the 24hr campus police department has always been there if anything has gone wrong or I needed assistance.

The only complaint I have about BSC is related to its social life. The social life at BSC (keeping in mind that I AM in a greek organization) IS extremely choked by the greek organizations as another reviewer put it. It's a great system but the parties get old after a while and the school doesn't sponsor too many popular weekend events. The neighborhood around the campus, or "outside the gate", is definitely somewhere you wouldn’t want to be at night, so expect to make frequent drives to Birmingham's "Southside"/Five Points night district if you want anything close to real night life. Also be aware that MOST people leave the campus on the weekend to go home, and it's very easy to be left here with nothing to do even if you have friends. Overall, I think BSC ranks up there with the best of the Southeast's liberal arts colleges and you (especially your parents) will not be disappointed with the education you get here. You get what you pay for.

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