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Can I get into Birmingham Southern College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,952 out of 3,679 applicants or 53% were admitted making Birmingham Southern College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Birmingham Southern College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||25%||23%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Birmingham Southern College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Birmingham Southern College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Birmingham Southern College.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 955. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1165 out of 1600. 22 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>66%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||53%-66%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||40%-53%|
|20 to 23||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 20||Low||<28%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1270 and Above||Good||>66%|
|1165 to 1270||Avg +||53%-66%|
|1060 to 1165||Avg -||40%-53%|
|955 to 1060||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 955||Low||<28%|
You will need above average high school grades to get into Birmingham Southern College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Birmingham Southern College was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Birmingham Southern College accepts 53% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||14%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||11%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||17%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||5%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Birmingham Southern College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100937 IPEDS survey data for Birmingham Southern College.