Birmingham-Southern College

country rank  1199
world rank  3647

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University Overview

Founded in 1856, Birmingham-Southern College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Birmingham (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Alabama. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 164 years old 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.

University Identity

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 (population range: 50,000-249,999)
35254 Alabama
United States
T +1 (800) 523 5793
F +1 (205) 226 3074

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 900 Arkadelphia Road Box 549008
Birmingham 35254
+1 (205) 226 4696
800 523 5793

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 -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Birmingham-Southern College's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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

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 Collegiate Athletic Association

Academic Structure

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