Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham, AL

Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham, AL

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$17,650

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
43%
500-599
41%
400-499
2%
700-800
17%
600-699
31%
500-599
43%
400-499
9%
30-36
16%
24-29
43%
18-23
40%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,821
Declined 1,563
Total Received 3,384
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Private

1,209

undergraduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,209
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist

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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Birmingham, AL
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International

Birmingham–Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL
35254

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Quest II Event Programming
  • Black Student Union
  • Multi- Cultural Awareness Organization
  • Reformed University Fellowship

Top Events

  • SOCO Spring Concert
  • Halloween on the Hilltop Community Event
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • vehicle safety inspections for students, emergency phone stations throughout campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
77%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
43%
500-599
41%
400-499
2%
700-800
17%
600-699
31%
500-599
43%
400-499
9%
30-36
16%
24-29
43%
18-23
40%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.68

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,821
Declined 1,563
Total Received 3,384

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

application essay
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, martial arts, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, martial arts, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Keyboard Instruments
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Painting
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Sculpture
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

1,209

total students

65.5%

in-state

34.5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,209
students

Female
53%
635

Male
47%
574

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,201
students

Female
53%
631

Male
47%
570

1%

8
students

Female
50%
4

Male
50%
4

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

57

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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