Birmingham Southern College

900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL 35254

About Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham Southern College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards master’s degrees in business. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,508
Student Age% Under 2595%
 % 25 and Over4%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time96%
 % Part-time4%
Race/Ethnicity% White82.1%
 % Black8.9%
 % Asian4.0%
 % Latino1.9%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown2.5%
 % International student0%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted66%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled25%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT41%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800640 / 800
 SAT Writing510 / 800630 / 800
 SAT Math520 / 800640 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite24 / 3629 / 36
 ACT English23 / 3627
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math24 / 3631 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$40
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$27,890
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$27,890
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid96%
 % Undergraduates with Loans40%
 % Undergraduates with Grants96%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,210
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,500
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,050
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,050
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$800

Neighborhood Data for the Birmingham Area

Median Age36
Median Household Income$31,898
Total Population214,348
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.4% 53.6%
 Age 0-948.7%51.3%
 Age 10-1751.9%48.1%
 Age 18-2447.0%53.0%
 Age 25-2945.7%54.3%
 Age 30-3948.4%51.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White23.2%
 % Black73.8%
 % Asian0.9%
 % Latino2.8%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,210
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,500
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$499
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50042.5%33.5%14.4%
 $500 to $74947.8%44.8%0.0%
 $750 to $9998.9%17.5%28.3%
 Over $10000.8%4.2%14.3%
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