Resources › For Students and Parents Big South Conference Learn About the 10 Colleges and Universities in the Big South Conference Share Flipboard Email Print Presbyterian College Neville Hall. Jackmjenkins / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0 For Students and Parents College Life Outside The Classroom Before You Arrive Academics Health, Safety, and Nutrition Living On Campus Roommates Dating Graduation & Beyond Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Admissions Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 30, 2017 The Big South Conference is an NCAA Division I athletic conference with ten members coming from Virginia and the Carolinas. The conference headquarters are located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Member institutions are a mix of private and public universities. One school, Presbyterian College, is a small liberal arts college. Two other universities compete in the Big South Conference for football only: Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, and Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. The conference fields a total of 9 men's sports and 10 women's sports. To compare the schools in the conference and see what it takes to be admitted, be sure to check out this Big South SAT score comparison and Big South ACT score comparison. 01 of 10 Campbell University Campbell University. Gerry Dincher / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 Founded in 1887 by preacher James Archibald Campbell, Campbell University maintains its ties to the Baptist Church to this day. During their first two years, all Campbell students must attend Campbell University Worship. The university is located on an 850-acre campus just 30 miles from Raleigh and Fayetteville. Undergraduates can choose from over 90 majors and concentrations, and the majority of majors have an internship component. Business Administration and Management are the most popular majors. Campbell University has a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and no classes are taught by graduate assistants. Location: Buies Creek, North CarolinaSchool type: private Baptist universityEnrollment: 6,101 (4,296 undergraduates)Team: CamelsFor acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Campbell University profile. 02 of 10 Charleston Southern University Charleston Southern University. CharlestonSouthern / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 Charleston Southern University's 300-acre campus sits on a former rice and indigo plantation. Historic Charleston and the Atlantic Ocean are nearby. Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and the integration of faith with learning is central to the school's mission. The university has a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students can choose from over 30 Bachelor's degree programs (Business is most popular). Location: North Charleston, South CarolinaSchool type: Private Baptist UniversityEnrollment: 3,367 (2,967 undergraduates)Team: BuccanersFor acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Charleston Southern University profile. 03 of 10 Gardner-Webb University Gardner-Webb University. Tomchartjr85 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 From Gardner-Webb University's campus, Charlotte is about an hour away and the Blue Ridge Mountains are nearby. The school places high value on Christian principles. Gardner-Web has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 25. Students can choose from about 40 Bachelor degree programs; business and social sciences are most popular. Location: Boiling Springs, North Carolina School type: Private Baptist university Enrollment: 4,470 (2,710 undergraduates) Team: Runnin' BulldogsFor acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Gardner-Webb University profile. 04 of 10 High Point University High Point University School of Commerce. Photo Credit: Allen Grove Founded in 1924, High Point University has in recent years undergone massive expansion with $300 million dedicated to campus construction and upgrades including residence halls that are more luxurious than those found at most colleges. Students come from over 40 states and 50 countries, and undergraduates can choose from 68 majors. Business Administration is by far the most popular field of study. High Point has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and most classes are small. Location: High Point, North Carolina School type: Private Methodist university Enrollment: 4,399 (4,208 undergraduates) Team: Panthers Explore the Campus: High Point University Photo Tour For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the High Point University profile. 05 of 10 Liberty University Liberty University. Taber Andrew Bain / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 Founded by Jerry Falwell and grounded in evangelical Christian values, Liberty University takes pride in being the world's largest Christian university. The university enrolls roughly 50,000 students online and has set a goal to increase that number significantly in the near future. Students come from all 50 states and 70 countries. Undergraduates can choose from 135 areas of study. Liberty has a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio and all faculty are non-tenured. Liberty is not for everyone -- the Christ-centered school embraces political conservatism, prohibits alcohol and tobacco use, requires chapel three times weekly, and enforces a modest dress code and curfew. Location: Lynchburg, Virginia School type: Private Evangelical university Enrollment: about 12,500 residential students Team: FlamesFor acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Liberty University profile. 06 of 10 Longwood University Longwood University. Ideawriter / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0 Founded in 1839 and located about 65 miles from Richmond, Virginia, Longwood provides its students with a hands-on educational experience supported by an average class size of 21. The university frequently ranks well among southeastern colleges. Location: Farmville, Virginia School type: Public university Enrollment: 5,096 (4,574 undergraduates) Team: LancersFor acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Longwood University profile. 07 of 10 Presbyterian College Presbyterian College Neville Hall. Jackmjenkins / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0 Prebyterian College is one of the country's smallest Division I schools. Students come from 29 states and 7 countries. Students can expect a lot of personal attention -- the school has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 14. Students can choose from 34 majors, 47 minors, and 50 clubs and organizations. PC earns high marks for its value and ability to foster community service. Location: Clinton, South Carolina School type: Private Prebyterian liberal arts college Enrollment: 1,460 (1,146 undergraduates) Team: Blue HoseFor acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Prebyterian College profile. 08 of 10 Radford University McConnell Library at Radford University. Allen Grove Established in 1910, Radford University's attractive red-brick Georgian-style campus is located southwest of Roanoke along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Students come from 41 states and 50 countries. Radford has an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the average freshman class size is 30 students. Professional fields such as business, education, communications and nursing are among the most popular with undergraduates. Radford has an active Greek community with 28 fraternities and sororities. Location: Radford, Virginia School type: Public university Enrollment: 9,798 (8,885 undergraduates) Team: HighlandersFor acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Radford University profile. 09 of 10 UNC Asheville University of North Carolina Asheville. Blue Bullfrog / Flickr The University of North Carolina at Asheville is the designated liberal arts college of the UNC system. The school's focus is almost entirely on undergraduate education, so students can expect more interaction with the faculty than at many large state universities. Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, UNCA provides an unusual mix of a small liberal arts college atmosphere with the low price tag of a state university. Location: Asheville, North Carolina School type: Public liberal arts college Enrollment: 3,845 (3,804 undergraduates) Team: BulldogsFor acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the UNC Asheville profile. 10 of 10 Winthrop University Winthrop University Tillman Hall. Jason A G / Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0 Founded in 1886, Winthrop University has many buildings on the National Historic Register. The diverse student body comes from 42 states and 54 countries. Undergraduates can choose from 41 degree programs with business administration and art being the most popular. Winthrop has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 24. All classes are taught by the faculty. Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina School type: Public university Enrollment: 6,024 (4,974 undergraduates) Team: EaglesFor acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Winthrop University profile.