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Birmingham-Southern College
Birmingham, AL
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is not required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics   2
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives   2
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 900 Arkadelphia Road
City, State, Zip Birmingham, AL  35254
Phone (205) 226-4696
Fax (205) 226-3074
E-mail admission@bsc.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered Yes
Early Decision Deadline November 1
Early Decision Notification Not Reported
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline November 15
Early Action Notification December 15
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Application Fee $50
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification March 1
Accept Offer of Admission May 1
Waiting List Used No
Defer Admission Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other  
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record   X    
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Class Rank   X    
Recommendations X      
Essay   X    
Interview     X  
Level of Applicant's Interest       X
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability     X  
Character/Personal Qualities   X    
First Generation to Attend College       X
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence       X
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity       X
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 1,846 applicants were admitted
   Women 61% of 967 applicants were admitted
   Men 70% of 879 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 333 (28%) of 1,202 admitted students enrolled
   Women 136 (23%) of 590 admitted students enrolled
   Men 197 (32%) of 612 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
Not Reported
Early Action
Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List  
Students Accepting Wait List Position  
Students Admitted From Wait List  
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 566 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 7%
  Score of 600 - 700 28%
  Score of 500 - 600 46%
  Score of 400 - 500 19%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 563 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 7%
  Score of 600 - 700 25%
  Score of 500 - 600 45%
  Score of 400 - 500 22%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 490-583 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 7%
  Score of 600 - 700 14%
  Score of 500 - 600 51%
  Score of 400 - 500 27%
  Score of 300 - 400 1%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.48
3.75 and Above 33%
3.50 - 3.74 16%
3.25 - 3.49 14%
3.00 - 3.24 15%
2.50 - 2.99 16%
2.00 - 2.49 6%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 20%
  Score of 24 - 29 52%
  Score of 18 - 23 27%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 85%
Bottom half: 15%
National Merit Scholar 0%
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported