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Birmingham Southern College Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

53.1%
Admission Difficulty for Birmingham Southern College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Birmingham Southern College? The school has a 53% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,952 out of 3,679 applicants were admitted making Birmingham Southern College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Birmingham Southern College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1060-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
22%
SAT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1270
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Birmingham Southern College?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 955. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1165 out of 1600. 22 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Birmingham Southern College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >66%
1165 to 1270 Avg + 53%-66%
1060 to 1165 Avg - 40%-53%
955 to 1060 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 955 Low <28%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
ACT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Birmingham Southern College?

Admission data indicates that Birmingham Southern College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Birmingham Southern College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Birmingham Southern College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >66%
26 to 29 Avg + 53%-66%
23 to 26 Avg - 40%-53%
20 to 23 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 20 Low <28%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.48
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Birmingham Southern College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Birmingham Southern College was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Birmingham Southern College accepts 53% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Birmingham Southern College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

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Admission Statistics

Birmingham Southern College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,154 1,525 3,679
Accepted 1,079 873 1,952
Acceptance Rate 50% 57% 53%
Enrolled 221 220 441
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 25% 23%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2018.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Birmingham Southern College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Birmingham Southern College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Birmingham Southern College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100937 IPEDS survey data for Birmingham Southern College.