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Birmingham-Southern College

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

Box 549008

Birmingham, AL 35254

United States

Phone: 205-226-4696

Fax: 205-226-3074

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 82
SAT:
% Submitting Score:37%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:500 - 610
     Math Middle 50%:510 - 610
     Writing Middle 50%:490 - 583
ACT:
% Submitting Score:89%
     ACT Middle 50%:23 - 29
     Math Middle 50%:23 - 27
     English Middle 50%:23 - 31
Average High School GPA:3.48
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:38.7%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:14.1%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:11%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:13.8%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:17.5%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:4.9%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:29%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:61%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:82%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:65%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 1,846
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,202
Total of accepted students who enroll: 327
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 81%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $40.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 01/15
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 02/01
Notification Begins: 02/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Not Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
Academic Units Recommended:
     Mathematics:2
     Science:2
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:2
     Academic Electives:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    82
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    500 - 610
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    510 - 610
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    490 - 583
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    23 - 29
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    23 - 27
  •      English Middle 50%:
    23 - 31
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.48
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    02/01
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