Birmingham Southern College

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Birmingham Southern College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Birmingham, AL, a predominately urban area. Over 1,700 students are enrolled at Birmingham Southern College.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to Birmingham Southern College. A score in the range of 1040 to 1270 on the SAT exam, or 23 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Birmingham Southern College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.57. About 60 percent of all applicant were accepted at Birmingham Southern College, and from those that were granted acceptance around 29 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at bsc.edu.

Overall Birmingham Southern College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

64.2%

The overall acceptance rate for Birmingham Southern College was reported as 64.2% in Fall 2013 with over 1,930 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Birmingham Southern College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Birmingham Southern College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Birmingham Southern College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 58.7%
  • 2010-2011: 66.5%
  • 2011-2012: 64.2%
  • 2012-2013: 65.2%
  • 2013-2014: 64.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 64.4%

How Does Birmingham Southern College Compare?

64.2%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Birmingham Southern College is sixteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Samford University77.0%
University of Montevallo87.3%
Stillman College43.0%
Judson College73.9%
Oakwood University34.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants1,93148.8%51.2%
Admitted1,24051.5%48.5%
Enrolled35656.7%43.3%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Birmingham Southern College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English23 - 30
Math22 - 27
Composite Score23 - 29
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