Birmingham-Southern College

country rank  1148
world rank  3991

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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 medium-sized city of Birmingham (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 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 (uniRank 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 uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 162 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.

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: 500,000-1,000,000)
35254 Alabama
United States
T +1 (800) 523 5793
F +1 (205) 226 3074

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 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 Total Enrolment Range 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 200-299
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist United Methodist Church -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Birmingham-Southern College's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Alabama State Department of Education
  • American Chemical Society


  • Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Annapolis Group of Liberal Arts Colleges (Annapolis Group)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  • Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium
  • International Association of Methodist-related Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church (NASCUMC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018