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.
Find out which students are getting accepted at Birmingham Southern College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1040|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
61% of Birmingham Southern College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||14%||18%||16%|
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Birmingham Southern College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
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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.
14% of students submit their SAT scores to Birmingham Southern College. 78% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.