Founded in 1856, Birmingham-Southern College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Birmingham (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Alabama. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 164 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. BSC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
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|Motto||Pro Christo et Republica
For Christ and the Republic
|Colours||Black and gold|
|Address||900 Arkadelphia Road
|Tel||+1 (800) 523 5793|
|Fax||+1 (205) 226 3074|
|Gender||Men and Women (coed)|
|International Students||Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission|
|Selection Type||Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades|
|New Admission Requirements||- Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is considered but not required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is considered but not required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
|Admission Office||900 Arkadelphia Road Box 549008
(205) 226 4696
800 523 5793
|Religious Affiliation||Christian-Methodist United Methodist Church - www.gbhem.org|
|Basic Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus|
|2000 Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, small, highly residential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||Exclusively undergraduate four-year|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)|
Birmingham Southern College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 259,606 physical volumes, 32,055 physical media, 82,390 digital/electronic medium and 195 licensed digital/electronic databases. Birmingham Southern College's library has 1 branch.
Birmingham-Southern College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,538 students in the 2018 academic year.
|Institutional Hospital||Not reported|
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