Private 4 Year

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham Southern College overview
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Online bsc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Birmingham Southern College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Birmingham Southern College (BSC), located in Birmingham, Alabama, is a private liberal arts institution rooted in a history that dates back to 1856. Set on a campus noted for its collegiate gothic architecture, BSC creates a picturesque academic environment within a suburban setting. The college emphasizes a broad undergraduate education and is known for programs in business, the natural sciences, and the liberal arts. Acceptance into BSC is moderately selective, and once admitted, students have the option to reside in one of the college?s residential facilities, which accommodate a majority of the student population. While Birmingham Southern College supports a range of student athletics as a member of the NCAA Division III, it is primarily recognized for its academic offerings rather than its athletic programs.

In the most recent statistical year 3,019 prospective students applied, and 1,726 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 244 enrolled in the school.  969 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $20,000 plus fees of $1,250.












Birmingham Southern College is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

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SAT 1150/1280
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.72

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Birmingham Southern College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,250
Room and Board $14,000
Budget for Other Expenses$2,770
Total One Year Cost$39,020

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$51,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

62% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Birmingham Southern College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Biology 11%
General Studies 7%
History 7%

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

Current students may use the Birmingham Southern College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.