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Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham, AL 4-Year Private

About Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham-Southern College is a private, religous school located in the urban setting of Birmingham, AL, less than an hour from Birmingham, AL.

Founded in 1856, the institution currently enrolls around 1,129 students a year, including 1,129 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $51,687,779. The school spends $8,624 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Birmingham Southern College

Acceptance rate: 60%

Average GPA: 3.65

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: November 15

What is Birmingham-Southern College's acceptance rate?

It is moderately difficult to get into Birmingham-Southern College. Birmingham Southern College accepts around 60 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Birmingham Southern College is 3.65 /4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Birmingham Southern College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Birmingham Southern College, around 80 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 352 students who started at Birmingham Southern College as first-time freshman, 228 graduate within four years.

Birmingham Southern College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 71 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 42 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $32,400 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,307 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Birmingham Southern College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Birmingham Southern College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

900 Arkadelphia Road Birmingham, AL 35254

Campus Setting: Urban

Birmingham Southern College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Birmingham Southern College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

22 to 29

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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Birmingham Southern College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

540 - 650

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Birmingham Southern College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$33,060

In State

$33,060

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$17,650
$17,650
Fees
$1,250
$1,250
Housing
$12,900
$12,900
Books
$1,260
$1,260

Student Life

Wondering what life at Birmingham Southern College is like? There are approximately 1,209 students enrolled at Birmingham Southern College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from AL and 35% percent of students are from other states.

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

65%

In State

35%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,209

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

54%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$18,900

Out-of-State

$18,900

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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