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Birmingham-Southern College is a private institution that was founded in 1856. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,305, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 192 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Birmingham-Southern College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 124. Its tuition and fees are $29,290 (2011-12).
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Birmingham-Southern College is one of only forty institutions nation-wide included in Loren Pope's book Colleges That Change Lives. Our students are transformed by a cutting-edge general education curriculum that develops in them the skills and capacities that employers and graduate schools want. All students at the College complete a senior research or capstone experience in which they articulate for a general audience the particular results of their specialized work. Birmingham-Southern students are known for their academic excellence and their commitment to serve in their communities, in the nation, and in the world. The school is renowned for the success of its students in the health-care professions, in the law, and in business. BSC shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and recruits faculty from the best universities in the nation.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Birmingham-Southern College, it's important to note the application deadline is March 15, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 15. The application fee at Birmingham-Southern College is $40. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||64.2%|
|Application deadline||March 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 15|
Birmingham-Southern College has 61.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Birmingham-Southern College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Accounting; English Language and Literature, General; and History, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.0 percent.
|Student-faculty ratio||N/A 4|
|4-year graduation rate||0|
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Birmingham-Southern College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,305, with a gender distribution of 51.0 percent male students and 49.0 percent female students. At this school, 84.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16.0 percent of students live off campus. Birmingham-Southern College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Birmingham-Southern College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Birmingham-Southern College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Birmingham-Southern College, 88 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Birmingham-Southern College.
|Students who have cars on campus||88%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$29,290 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$9,620 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data