#2 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Alabama

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Student Population
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Location Birmingham, Alabama
Online bsc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham Southern College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 3,636 prospective students applied, and 2,060 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 328 enrolled in the school.  1,261 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 7 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $16,402 plus fees of $1,248. Birmingham Southern College is ranked 305 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



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 1040/1220
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.48
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2021
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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Birmingham Southern College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,260
Other Fees$1,248
Room and Board $12,500
Budget for Other Expenses$2,990
Total One Year Cost$34,400

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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.

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