Birmingham-Southern College: One of America's Best Liberal Arts Colleges
Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. For 10 straight years, Birmingham-Southern has been ranked among the top National Liberal Arts Colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In 1987, the magazine ranked the college as the No. 1 Regional Liberal Arts College in the South Region. The following year, Birmingham-Southern was elevated to the Liberal Arts College-Bachelor’s category—the top category a liberal arts institution can attain in the magazine’s annual rankings. Since then, the college’s ranking has continued to improve from Tier IV to its current Tier I ranking, placing it among the top 66 liberal arts colleges in the nation. The college also has been ranked by the magazine as the most efficiently operated school in the nation and as one of the 10 Best Values in America, in addition to one of 22 private colleges in the country listed as a “Best Buy” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Birmingham-Southern College is the result of a merger of Southern University, founded in Greensboro, Ala., in 1856, with Birmingham College, opened in 1898 in Birmingham, Ala. These two institutions were consolidated on May 30, 1918, under the name of Birmingham-Southern College.
192 wooded acres three miles west of downtown Birmingham. The college has 45 academic, residential, administrative, and athletic buildings/facilities, including 25 new facilities/structures, additions, or renovations completed since 1976. New facilities since 1998 include a campus center, fitness center, 100,000 square-foot science center, and a new Fraternity Row. In addition, renovation was completed in Fall 2002 to reconfigure North Residence Hall to three- and four-bedroom suites for male students, and a renovation project to convert the Phillips Science Building into a center to accommodate the academic needs of the college's Division of Humanities was completed in February 2003.
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