Birmingham Southern College Rankings

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In the World#3316 of 14178
In North America#972 of 2629
In the United States#899 of 2528
In Alabama#14 of 35
In Birmingham#3 of 4

Quick Review

Religion
United Methodist
Acceptance rate
54%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$23,452 /y
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
1,209
Male:Female Ratio
47:53
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
bsc.edu

Birmingham Southern College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate54%59%50%
Applicants3,3841,4201,964
Admissions1,821842979
Freshmen enrolled full time332167165

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
58 or 17%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1110
or below

75% of them
had 1310
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Birmingham Southern College are 1110-1310 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
246 or 74%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Birmingham Southern College are 22-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White950 (79%)
Black or African American167 (14%)
Hispanic32 (3%)
Asian26 (2%)
Nonresident Alien20 (2%)
Two or more races11 (0.9%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$23,452/year
Average aid awarded
$9,176
Students receiving aid
97%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$19,592
$30-48K$19,625
$48-75K$20,559
$75-110K$22,617
$110K+$25,400

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$16,993
Tuition in-state$16,993
Tuition out-of-state$16,993
Fee in-district$1,248
Fee in-state$1,248
Fee out-of-state$1,248

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,358
Combined charge for room and board$12,402
Room charge$7,200
Meal charge$5,202

Birmingham Southern College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Business Administration and Management, General70
Biology & Biological Sciences, General39
Psychology, General37
Accounting24
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels19
Mathematics, General17
History, General16
English Language and Literature, General13
Communication and Media Studies, Other12
Religion & Religious Studies11
Physics, General11
Chemistry, General11
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General9
Environmental Studies9
Fine & Studio Arts, General8
Political Science and Government, General6
Economics, General5
Pre-Engineering4
Sociology4
Music, General4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3
Computer and Information Sciences, Other3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General3
Musical Theatre2
Social Sciences, Other1
Spanish Language and Literature1
Asian Studies & Civilization1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Grand Total344
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate69%63%77%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%

Publications & Citations

Publications
388
Citations
9,672

Publication count by topic

Biology
68
Psychology
50
Sociology
31
Economics
26
Chemistry
21
Computer science
21
Political science
21
Business
18
Geography
14
History
14
Philosophy
13
Medicine
13
Geology
12
Mathematics
12
Physics
11
Art
8
Environmental science
5
Materials science
4
Engineering
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Psychology17503,201
Economics1772824
History194915
Philosophy195512
Geology2201232
Physics2292645
Sociology2306203
Business2356408
Biology25602,800
Political science268166
Art31221
Geography317489
Medicine3756434
Mathematics3973136
Chemistry4346268
Computer science4492135
Environmental science463219
Materials science524515
Engineering59581

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990113
1991327
1992128
1993449
1994155
19955105
1996386
19974117
19987158
19992139
20008145
20016140
20023165
20038192
200416195
200510208
200616285
20075374
200817463
20097471
201016510
201110548
201215538
201317638
201415576
201511601
201618485
201727477
201832453
201925556
202017664

General info

Alternative namesBSC
Founded1856
WikipediaBirmingham–Southern College
MottoPro Christo et Republica
For Christ and the Republic
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; February-May). Interim Term (January)
Total FTE staff318
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, Alabama, 35254
United States
City population212,000
Phone2052264600
Fax+1 (205) 226 3074

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