Tuition & Fees

$17,650

$17,650

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
30%
500-599
42%
400-499
17%
700-800
9%
600-699
22%
500-599
52%
400-499
17%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
30-36
28%
24-29
38%
18-23
31%
12-17
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
46%
18-23
34%
12-17
13%
30-36
14%
24-29
47%
18-23
37%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,069
Declined + 1,559
Total Received 3,628
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Private (nonprofit)

1,268

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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Location

School Facts

Birmingham-Southern College, 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 1,268
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  ACS American Chemical Society
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Birmingham, AL

198-acre, urban campus in Birmingham (population: 210,710). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to shopping areas. Public transportation serves campus.

Birmingham–Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
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

 
7 fraternities 37% of male students
 
6 sororities 55% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
30%
500-599
42%
400-499
17%
700-800
9%
600-699
22%
500-599
52%
400-499
17%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
30-36
28%
24-29
38%
18-23
31%
12-17
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
46%
18-23
34%
12-17
13%
30-36
14%
24-29
47%
18-23
37%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(waived if filed online and before November 15)
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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,069
Declined + 1,559
Total Received 3,628

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Considered

Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Amy Hayes
Interim Vice President of Admisions
P: 800 523-5793, extension 4696
F: 205 226-3074
admiss@bsc.edu

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$33,234

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $16,402
Room & board $12,300
Additional fees $1,248
Books & supplies $1,260
Total $31,210
Average Financial Aid - $33,234
Total with Avg. Aid $-2,024
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 523-5793, extension 4688
F: 205 226-3082
finaid@bsc.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Melissa Burgett
Director of Financial Aid
mburgett@bsc.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading, Martial Arts, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Martial Arts, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bass Fishing, Billiards, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Foosball, Inner-Tube Water Polo, Kickball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Kyndall Waters (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Anne Dielen (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Computer Science
Architectural Studies
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Economics
Education
English
Global/Comparative Studies
Health Sciences
History
Mathematical Finance
Mathematics
Media/Film Studies
Music
Musical Theatre
Philosophy
Philosophy/History/Law
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Spanish for the Workplace
Theatre Arts
Urban Environmental Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law

1,268

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,268
students

Female
52%
661

Male
48%
607

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,261
students

Female
53%
657

Male
47%
604

1%

7
students

Female
58%
4

Male
42%
3

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

35%

Transfer applicants accepted

84%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.30
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

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

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Alaina Elgin
International Admissions Counselor
agelgin@bsc.edu

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