Birmingham Southern College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Birmingham, Alabama, which is a predominantly urban area. The United Methodist affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Nearly 1,500 students enroll at Birmingham Southern College yearly.
Students may pick from many areas of study, including:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- English Language And Literature
To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1480 to 1880 for the SAT exam and in a range of 23 to 29 on the ACT is typical among students admitted to this school. 64% of students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 24% choose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $32,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's tuition calculator to identify their personalized cost estimate of attendance. School housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is estimated to be $6,000. Students attending this school may be eligible for aid which is generally grants and loans.
This school has several athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
- Football (NCAA Division III)
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students Birmingham Southern College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Birmingham Southern College is around 1,300 students, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $32,000-$38,000 per year
- For part-time students, charges are between $1,300-$1,600 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$23,694|
|Receiving Student Loans||73%||$7,147|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Birmingham Southern College may provide student services like:
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
Birmingham Southern College has an overall graduation rate which is around 62%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||53%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||7%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1934)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1954)
Birmingham Southern College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (368)
- Basketball (368)
- Track and Field (368)
- Football (368)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Birmingham Southern College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Birmingham Southern College.
- University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL (4 miles away)
- Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL (66 miles away)
- Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL (86 miles away)
- Auburn University - Montgomery in Montgomery, AL (89 miles away)
- Athens State University in Athens, AL (89 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Birmingham Southern College for official up-to-date information.