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Chances of getting into Birmingham Southern College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
60%
Admission Difficulty for Birmingham Southern College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Birmingham Southern College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Birmingham Southern College is 60%.  It ranks #6 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Birmingham Southern College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,487 out of 2,460 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent (SAT 1020/1190 ACT 22/28). Birmingham Southern College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.65. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Birmingham Southern College application fee is $50 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Birmingham Southern College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 14% of students submitted SAT scores and 78% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Birmingham Southern College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1020-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT 
14%
SAT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1110

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. Birmingham Southern College ranks #8 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Birmingham Southern College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >74%
1105 to 1190 Avg + 60%-74%
1020 to 1105 Avg - 44%-60%
935 to 1020 Reach 29%-44%
Less than 935 Low <29%
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Birmingham Southern College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-28 
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 22
ACT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Birmingham Southern College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >74%
25 to 28 Avg + 60%-74%
22 to 25 Avg - 44%-60%
19 to 22 Reach 29%-44%
Less than 19 Low <29%
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Birmingham Southern College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.65
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Birmingham Southern College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Birmingham Southern College was 3.65 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 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 60% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Birmingham Southern College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 43.1% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 21.6% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 18.3% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.1% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.2% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.7% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

73% of Birmingham Southern College freshman were in the top half 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 18%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 73%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Birmingham Southern College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,391 1,069 2,460
Accepted 803 684 1,487
Acceptance Rate 58% 64% 60%
Enrolled 124 132 256
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 19% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
152

Applicants have 152 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Birmingham Southern College is $50.

Application Requirements

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

Birmingham Southern College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

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?

60% of those who apply are granted admission to Birmingham Southern College. Admission competition is low and the college has average 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 1020 and 1190. 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 22 and 28. 78% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.