Birmingham-Southern College

Undergraduates: 1305
Setting: Urban
In-state Tuition: $29,600.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $29,600.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1129 / 26 / 3.48
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 51:49
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 64%

Birmingham�Southern College (BSC) is a private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Founded in 1856, the college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). More than 1300 students from 33 states and 16 foreign countries attend the college Birmingham�Southern has a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, and 96% of full-time faculty hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field

Birmingham-Southern College prepares men and women for lives of significance. The College fosters intellectual and personal development through excellence in teaching and scholarship and by challenging students to engage their community and the greater world, to examine diverse perspectives, and to live with integrity. A residential, baccalaureate liberal arts institution, Birmingham-Southern honors its Methodist heritage of informed inquiry and meaningful service.

Birmingham�Southern College is the result of a merger of Southern University, founded in Greensboro, Alabama, in 1856, with Birmingham College, opened in 1898 in Birmingham, Alabama. These two institutions were consolidated on May 30, 1918, under the name of Birmingham�Southern College. Phi Beta Kappa recognized Birmingham�Southern in 1937, establishing the Alabama Beta chapter. Only ten percent of the nation's institutions of higher education shelter Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and Birmingham�Southern College is one of only three sheltering institutions in the state of Alabama. On March 21, 2011, General Charles Krulak was named the 13th president of Birmingham�Southern College

192 acres (0.78 km2)


Morgan Smith Goodwin - Actress, Spokesperson for Wendy's Robert Aderholt - United States Congressman from Alabama (1997- ) Dr. Harvie Branscomb - Chancellor, Vanderbilt University (1946�1963) Pat Buttram - Actor (sidekick of Gene Autry in films, and Mr. Haney in the TV series Green Acres) Howard Cruse - Cartoonist Charles Gaines - Author, journalist, screenwriter, editor; Cine Gold Eagle Awards, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award Alexander Gelman - Theatre Director, Organic Theater Company, Chicago Rebecca Gilman - American playwright Howell Heflin - U.S. Senator from Alabama(1978�1997) Perry O. Hooper, Sr. - 27th Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Hugh Martin - Broadway and film composer and arranger, including movie musical Meet Me In St. Louis, starring Judy Garland. Bishop Robert C. (Bob) Morgan - Bishop of the Mississippi and Kentucky Annual (regional) Conferences of the United Methodist Church (1984-2000), Presiding Bishop of the worldwide United Methodist Church (2000-2001) Sena Jeter Naslund - Author Howell Raines - Executive editor, The New York Times (2001�2004); Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, 1992 Ray Reach - Jazz pianist, vocalist, arranger, composer, producer and educator. Director of Student Jazz Programs at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Luther Leonidas Terry - Surgeon General of the United States (1961�1965) Martin Waldron (1925�1981) - Winner of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize Ray Wedgeworth - Jacksonville State University head coach: basketball (1951�1953), football (1953), and baseball (1964�1970) Frederick Palmer Whiddon - President, University of South Alabama (1963�1998) Robert Lee Williams - 3rd Governor of Oklahoma (1915�1919) John H. Yardley - Pathologist


Website: www.bsc.edu/
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Graduate application fee: $0.00
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