57%

Acceptance Rate

$25,381

Avg.Financial Aid

001012

FAFSA Code

About Birmingham Southern College (BSC)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,268

Website

www.bsc.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

United Methodist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in Birmingham, AL, Birmingham-Southern College is a private, United Methodist university. Across all the courses offered at Birmingham-Southern College, the enrolment stands at 1,209. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 109 faculty. At BSC, around 53% of the students are females and 47% are males. Further, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. Glenn Shadix (Actor, Voice acting), Kate Jackson (Television director, Television producer), Amanda Bearse (Television director, Comedian), and Howard Cruse (Cartoonist) are some of the well-known alumni of the school. Several other achievers owe their success to this university. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, BSC offers around 25 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ACS American Chemical Society, NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools).

Location & Contact

Address

900 Arkadelphia Road

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2052264600
Fax: 2052263069
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular college helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Birmingham-Southern College at the 463rd position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

57%

SAT Range

1040 - 1220

ACT Range

23 - 29

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 1 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at BSC, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $50. The SAT score in the range of 1110-1310 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. The average ACT score at Birmingham-Southern College is 25. However, those getting an ACT score less than 22 might also be offered admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35254, or call (205) 226-4600.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,863

Average Annual Cost

$16,402

Books And Supplies

$1,260

Other Fees

$1,248

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,500

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,990

Total One Year Cost

$34,400

Before applying to BSC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $33,639. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($18,238), books and supplies ($1,260), room and boarding ($12,402), and budget for other expenses ($3,940). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

80%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

61 Graduates

Biology, General

37 Graduates

Psychology, General

29 Graduates

Mathematics

21 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

16 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

13 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

10 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

10 Graduates

Political Science and Government

10 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

8 Graduates

History

8 Graduates

Economics

7 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

7 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

Physics

6 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

5 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

4 Graduates

Engineering, General

3 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

3 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

2 Graduates

Sociology

2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

2 Graduates

Area Studies

1 Graduates

Music

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,268

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

19%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

48%

US National: 44%

Female

52%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

79% White

0% Unknown

14% Black

2% Hispanic

1% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

37%

Out Of State

62%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$64,789 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$7,000/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,500/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,500/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Panthers

School Colors

black and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern Athletic Association

Total Male Athletes

302

Total Female Athletes

150

Intramural Sports

15

Sports Club

8

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The college offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $12,402 per year for living on campus. Birmingham-Southern College has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at BSC costs around $5,500 per year. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At BSC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The college has enrolled around 47% male and 53% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$46,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$19,500

$25,932

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$202 - 269

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$25,381

Students Receiving Federal Grants

27%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,928

Students Receiving State Aid

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$915

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$23,612

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$28,066

$30K - $48K

$31,486

$48K - $75K

$27,625

$75K - $110K

$26,627

> $110K

$23,501

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$9,800,376

The financial aid department of Birmingham-Southern College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Birmingham-Southern College is around $7,175 and the federal grant is $5,092. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $1,132, while the institutional aid is $7,175. The total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered to students at Birmingham-Southern College add up to $9,800,376 per year.

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