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Tuition & Fees

$34,448

$34,448

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,801
Declined + 1,921
Total Received 3,722
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Private (nonprofit)

1,294

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1064
ACT 0012

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
47%
400-499
18%
700-800
6%
600-699
19%
500-599
52%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
30-36
29%
24-29
39%
18-23
29%
12-17
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
57%
18-23
29%
12-17
7%
30-36
24%
24-29
50%
18-23
26%
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School Facts

Birmingham-Southern, founded in 1856, is a four-year private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Its 198-acre campus is located three miles west of downtown Birmingham.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,294
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Birmingham, AL

198-acre, urban campus in Birmingham (population: 212,157). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to entertainment district on weekends. Public transportation serves campus.

Birmingham–Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 37% of male students
 
7 sororities 55% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
47%
400-499
18%
700-800
6%
600-699
19%
500-599
52%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
30-36
29%
24-29
39%
18-23
29%
12-17
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
57%
18-23
29%
12-17
7%
30-36
24%
24-29
50%
18-23
26%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,801
Declined + 1,921
Total Received 3,722

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Sara Newhouse
Vice President for Admission & Financial Planning
P: 800 523-5793, extension 4696
F: 205 226-3074
admission@bsc.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Athletic Association
Mascot
Panthers
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Studies
History
Mathematics
Media/Film Studies
Music
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Urban Environmental Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,294
students

Female
51%
658

Male
49%
636

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,284
students

Female
51%
653

Male
49%
631

undergraduatePart-time

1%

10
students

Female
50%
5

Male
50%
5

Student Break-down

12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

27%

Transfer applicants accepted

77%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.20
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

72

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing
  • Tutors
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