Birmingham Southern College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Alabama


Located three miles from downtown Birmingham, Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a highly-rated private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Birmingham-Southern was featured in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives, and the college frequently ranks among the very best liberal arts colleges in the South. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Birmingham-Southern was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. On the social front, BSC has an active Greek system, and many students join fraternities and sororities.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1458
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 1521
Faculty: 100

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham Alabama 35254


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Main Phone: 205-226-4600

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 23 29
English 23 31
Math 22 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 500 620
Math 490 630
Writing 490 630

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 64%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -64%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1260

Other Expenses: 1100

Room and Board: 9620

Tuition and Fees: 29290

Total Cost: 41270

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6814

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 52%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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