Birmingham Southern College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Below AverageQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Birmingham Southern College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,350 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1856 and is one of the 11 colleges and schools located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Birmingham Southern College is affiliated with United Methodist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
41
Fair
Birmingham Southern College will give you the opportunity to receive a bachelor's degree.

Birmingham Southern College implements a continuous curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 41 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Biology, Psychology, and Music. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings versus other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
86%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Birmingham Southern College is high at 86% (well above Alabama average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Birmingham Southern College is average - 63%.

Student to faculty ratio at Birmingham Southern College is pretty good: 13:1. Read more information about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$33,200
High
Average tuition pricing is extremely high, $32,000 per year. The additional fees at Birmingham Southern College (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $1,200, which totals $33,200 per year.

Read the details about Birmingham Southern College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
53%
Doable
According to recent data, 3,679 applications were submitted and 1,952 were accepted, so it is not very hard to get accepted at this school.

The college might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants' SAT and ACT test scores at Birmingham Southern College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$8,200
High
Birmingham Southern College provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Birmingham Southern College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Birmingham Southern College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,600 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high - around $8,200 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Birmingham Southern College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Birmingham Southern College seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Birmingham Southern College Location and Maps



Post Address: Birmingham Southern College, 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35254, USA
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