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Birmingham Southern College Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Birmingham Southern College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56.7%
Admission Difficulty for Birmingham Southern College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Birmingham Southern College and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,060 out of 3,636 applicants were admitted making Birmingham Southern College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Birmingham Southern College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Birmingham Southern College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
14%
SAT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Birmingham Southern College typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Birmingham Southern College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >69%
1130 to 1220 Avg + 57%-69%
1040 to 1130 Avg - 44%-57%
950 to 1040 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 950 Low <31%
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Birmingham Southern College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
78%
ACT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. 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. The school ranks #4 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 78 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Birmingham Southern College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Birmingham Southern College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >69%
26 to 29 Avg + 57%-69%
23 to 26 Avg - 44%-57%
20 to 23 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 20 Low <31%
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Birmingham Southern College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Birmingham Southern College?

Applicants require 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. The school ranks #6 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Birmingham Southern College accepts 57% 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 Competitiveness
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 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

61% of Birmingham Southern College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Birmingham Southern College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 29%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 82%
Bottom 50% of class 18%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Birmingham Southern College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,222 1,414 3,636
Accepted 1,175 882 2,060
Acceptance Rate 53% 62% 57%
Enrolled 170 158 328
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 18% 16%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
124

Applicants have 124 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Birmingham Southern College and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Birmingham Southern College prefer SAT or ACT?

14% of students submit their SAT scores to Birmingham Southern College. 78% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Birmingham Southern College?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Birmingham Southern College. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Birmingham Southern College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1220. 14% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Birmingham Southern College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 78% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.