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Birmingham-Southern College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1856
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 1,207
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $122,404,527
Admissions Address

900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254

Website

http://www.bsc.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@bsc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Sheri Salmon
Admissions office telephone: (205) 226-4696
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.bsc.edu/admission/online.htm  
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A 10
Total academic units 16 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
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: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 62%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 57%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 70%
Total applicants: 2,197
Total acceptances: 1,352
Total freshman enrollment: 295
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 59%
Male applicants: 845
Male acceptances: 488
Male freshman enrollment: 106
 
Female applicants: 1,352
Female acceptances: 864
Female freshman enrollment: 189
Out-of-state freshmen: 33%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 34%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 64%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 84%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 69%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 51%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 - 660
Math: 520 - 640
Combined: 1040 - 1300


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 13.0% 6.0%
600-699 37.0% 32.0%
500-599 34.0% 49.0%
400-499 15.0% 13.0%
300-399 1.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 85%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 - 30
Math: 21 - 27
Composite: 23 - 29


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 20.0% 28.0% 12.0%
24-29 49.0% 48.0% 48.0%
18-23 31.0% 23.0% 34.0%
12-17 0.0% 1.0% 6.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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