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Birmingham Southern College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

48.4%
Admission Difficulty for Birmingham Southern College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Birmingham Southern College? The school has a 48% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,801 out of 3,722 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. Birmingham Southern College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1070-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1250
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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. 21 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
1250 and Above Good >61%
1160 to 1250 Avg + 48%-61%
1070 to 1160 Avg - 35%-48%
980 to 1070 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 980 Low <24%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Birmingham Southern College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
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 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 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
28 and Above Good >64%
25 to 28 Avg + 48%-64%
23 to 25 Avg - 38%-48%
21 to 23 Reach 28%-38%
Less than 21 Low <28%

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Birmingham Southern College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 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

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Admission Statistics

Birmingham Southern College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,197 1,525 3,722
Accepted 983 818 1,801
Acceptance Rate 45% 54% 48%
Enrolled 162 166 328
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 20% 18%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
127

Applicants have 127 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Birmingham Southern College before the Feb 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 6 Oct 19
Nov 3 Nov 16
Dec 1 Dec 14
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 27 Nov 3
Dec 8 Dec 18

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.