1,231
Students
Financial aid thermometer
32,882
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
65
65%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year institution located in Birmingham, AL, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL  35254
United States

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,846
Applied
1,202
Accepted
1,231
Enrolled
65%
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Female Admissions

967
Females Applied
590
Females Accepted
61%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

879
Males Applied
612
Males Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.48
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported March 1st
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 26 23 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

16,353
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Fees

1,297
Full-time student fees
12,300
Room & board
6,950
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

32,882
Avg. Financial Aid Package
31,335
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
24,137
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,218
Avg. Loan Aid
21,770
Avg. Grant Aid
6,431
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
74%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
31%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,231
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
41%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.61%
Black or African American 8.16%
White or Caucasian 82.79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9%
Asian 4.08%
Two or more races 0.57%
Other 0.9%

Gender

Male (53.21%)
Female (46.79%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 85%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
SOCO Spring Concert, Halloween on the Hilltop Community Event and Homecoming

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Quest II Event Programming, Black Student Union, Multi- Cultural Awareness Organization and Reformed University Fellowship

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
vehicle safety inspections for students, emergency phone stations throughout campus

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

114
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 86
Part-time - 28
Male - 65
Female - 49