Birmingham-Southern College

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world rank  2977

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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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University Identity

Name
Acronym BSC
Founded 1856
Motto Pro Christo et Republica
For Christ and the Republic
Colours Black and gold

University Location

Address 900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham
35254 Alabama
United States
Tel +1 (800) 523 5793
Fax +1 (205) 226 3074

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
Not reported
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

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 Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 900 Arkadelphia Road Box 549008
Birmingham 35254
(205) 226 4696
800 523 5793

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist United Methodist Church - www.gbhem.org

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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)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Birmingham-Southern College's Library
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.
Housing Yes
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.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1922


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Alabama State Department of Education
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • National Association of Schools of Music


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of University Women
  • American Council on Education
  • Annapolis Group of Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Associated Colleges of the South (ACS)
  • Association of Alabama Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Birmingham Area Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE)
  • Campus Compact
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • General Board for Higher Education and Ministries
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church;
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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