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Birmingham-Southern College included as a “best buy” in 2017 Fiske Guide

Birmingham-Southern College included as a “best buy” in 2017 Fiske Guide

For Immediate Release
Jul. 6, 2016

2017 Fiske GuideBIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Birmingham-Southern College has been named to the list of fewer than 50 “best buy” colleges and universities in the 2017 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The guide, created by former New York Times education editor Edward Fiske and released July 1, calls BSC “a good choice for students who want to make a difference in the world.”

Students at Birmingham-Southern continue to focus on academics while balancing community service and an active social scene,” the guide writes. “Small classes, a caring faculty, and an expanding menu of academic offerings continue to draw attention to this close-knit liberal arts school.”

Covering schools in the U.S., Canada and the U.K, the 2017 Fiske Best Buy list includes only 21 public and 26 private colleges and universities.

“Our liberal arts education provides a great foundation for a world with many complex problems, and it comes at an affordable price,” said BSC President Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith. “Our students excel in critical thinking, serving learning, research, and working as part of collaborative teams. Employers value highly the importance of liberal education and the liberal arts, and we are grateful that the Fiske Guide does as well.”

Describing BSC, the Fiske Guide says, “Once an old-school conservative institution, BSC is now striving to prepare students for all aspects of the modern world with high-tech facilities and a more global curriculum.” It praises the college for generous scholarship support, faculty advising, a welcoming environment, and a wide variety of social programs.

Students quoted in the Fiske Guide offer a variety of perspectives on the Birmingham-Southern experience, including getting a personalized education with professors “who love to challenge our beliefs and ideas.”