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Birmingham-Southern College - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham-Southern College

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Birmingham-Southern College Description:

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.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,231 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,690
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,280
  • Other Expenses: $1,200
  • Total Cost: $45,470

Birmingham-Southern College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,093
    • Loans: $8,884

Scholarships for Birmingham-Southern (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

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

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Birmingham-Southern and the Common Application

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Birmingham-Southern College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.bsc.edu/basics/mission.cfm

"Birmingham-Southern College prepares men and women for lives of significance. The College fosters intellectual and personal development through excellence in teaching and scholarship and by challenging students to engage their community and the greater world, to examine diverse perspectives, and to live with integrity. A residential, baccalaureate liberal arts institution, Birmingham-Southern honors its Methodist heritage of informed inquiry and meaningful service."

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