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Birmingham Southern College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

61.9%
Admission Difficulty for Birmingham Southern College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Birmingham Southern College? The school has a 62% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,583 out of 2,559 applicants were admitted making Birmingham Southern College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Birmingham Southern College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1110-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
18%
SAT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Estimated Average SAT 1220
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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 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. 18 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
1320 and Above Good >74%
1215 to 1320 Avg + 62%-74%
1110 to 1215 Avg - 49%-62%
1005 to 1110 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 1005 Low <36%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
83%
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 31
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Estimated Average ACT 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 83 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 >74%
26 to 29 Avg + 62%-74%
23 to 26 Avg - 49%-62%
20 to 23 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 20 Low <36%

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 62% 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 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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%

Admission Statistics

Birmingham Southern College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,461 1,098 2,559
Accepted 857 726 1,583
Acceptance Rate 59% 66% 62%
Enrolled 166 183 349
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 25% 22%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

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.