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Tuition & Fees

$29,402

$29,402

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

35%

65%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,982
Declined + 214
Total Received 3,196
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Private (nonprofit)

3,168

undergraduate students

2,038

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Pharmacy Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Journalism/mass Communication
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Codes

SAT 1302
ACT 0016

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
27%
500-599
45%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
42%
400-499
27%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
27%
500-599
43%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
34%
24-29
40%
18-23
24%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
33%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
18%
24-29
54%
18-23
28%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Samford University, founded in 1841, is a private, church-affiliated (Baptist) university. Programs are offered through the schools of arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Its 247-acre campus is located in suburban Birmingham.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,206
Established in 1841
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Birmingham, AL

247-acre, suburban campus in Homewood (population: 25,750), about five miles from Birmingham. Major airport, bus, and train serve Birmingham.

Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
72%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 35% of male students
 
8 sororities 53% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
27%
500-599
45%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
42%
400-499
27%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
27%
500-599
43%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
34%
24-29
40%
18-23
24%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
33%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
18%
24-29
54%
18-23
28%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
June 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,982
Declined + 214
Total Received 3,196

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jason Black
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 888-7218
F: 205 726-2171

Cost

Tuition $28,552
Room $4,234
Board $2,268
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $36,904
Average Financial Aid - $18,262
Total with Avg. Aid $18,642

Financial Aid

65%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,262

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,001,724
State $159,040
Institutional $11,048,222
Other external $695,667
Total $13,904,653

Non-need-based

Federal
State $96,727
Institutional $13,620,022
Other external $706,029
Total $14,422,778

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Southern Conference (I-AA football)
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
red and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Administration/Nursing
Advanced Practice/Nursing
Art
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business/Accounting
Business/Environmental Management
Chemistry
Church Music
Classics
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Comparative Law
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Design Studies
Divinity
Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Early Childhood/Elementary/Special Education/Collaborative Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
English Teacher Certification
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Management
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
Foods/Nutrition
French
Geography
German
Gifted Education
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Greek
Health Law/Policy
Health Sciences
Health Systems Management/Leadership
History
History/Teaching
Human Development/Family Science
Instructional Leadership
Instrumental Music
Interior Design
International Relations
Journalism/Mass Communications
K-12 Collaborative Special Education
Language/World Trade
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law
Liberal Studies
Management
Marine Science
Marketing
Mathematics
Ministry
Music
Music Education
Music Theatre
Music/Worship
Nurse Anesthesia
Nursing
Nursing/Education Track
Nursing/Family Nursing Practice Track
Nutrition/Dietetics
Organ
Organizational Leadership
Paralegal Studies
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Studies
Philosophy
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano
Piano Pedagogy
Piano Performance/Pedagogy
Policy/Organizations/Leadership
Political Science
Politics/Society
Professional Accountancy
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Religion
Science/Religion
Secondary Collaborative
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Language Pathology
Sports Administration
Sports Medicine
Theatre
Theological Studies
Theory/Composition
Vocal Performance
Voice
World Languages/Literature
Youth Studies
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Undergraduate

61%

3,168
students

Female
65%
2,045

Male
35%
1,123

Graduate

39%

2,038
students

Female
60%
1,215

Male
40%
823

undergraduateFull-time

95%

3,040
students

Female
65%
1,952

Male
35%
1,088

undergraduatePart-time

5%

128
students

Female
73%
93

Male
27%
35

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

40%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 21
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Nigeria
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kristi Griem
Director of International Recruitment
205 726-4637
kgriem@samford.edu

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