Tuition & Fees

$34,448

$34,448

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
21%
500-599
51%
400-499
14%
700-800
7%
600-699
29%
500-599
50%
400-499
14%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
30-36
34%
24-29
38%
18-23
23%
12-17
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
54%
18-23
30%
12-17
7%
30-36
23%
24-29
51%
18-23
26%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,587
Declined + 971
Total Received 2,558
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Private (nonprofit)

1,283

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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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 1,283
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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
21%
500-599
51%
400-499
14%
700-800
7%
600-699
29%
500-599
50%
400-499
14%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
30-36
34%
24-29
38%
18-23
23%
12-17
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
54%
18-23
30%
12-17
7%
30-36
23%
24-29
51%
18-23
26%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(waived if filed online and before November 15)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
February 1
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

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,587
Declined + 971
Total Received 2,558

Admissions Factors

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
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 Aid
P: 800 523-5793, extension 4696
F: 205 226-3074
admission@bsc.edu

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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 (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.
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

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

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law

1,283

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,283
students

Female
52%
662

Male
48%
621

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,272
students

Female
52%
657

Male
48%
615

1%

11
students

Female
46%
5

Male
54%
6

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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
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

39%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
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 Canada
China
Rwanda
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Caroline McLean
International Admissions Counselor
205 226-7715
cemclean@bsc.edu

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