Birmingham Southern College Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

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.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,154 1,525 3,679
Accepted 1,079 873 1,952
Acceptance Rate 50% 57% 53%
Enrolled 221 220 441
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 25% 23%

Scores you need to get in

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.

ACT Requirements

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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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
SAT Composite 1060 1270
SAT Reading 530 640
SAT Math 530 630
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 22 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
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

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Birmingham Southern College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

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