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Tuition & Fees

$30,490

$30,490

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

35%

65%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,149
Declined + 297
Total Received 3,446
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Private (nonprofit)

3,341

undergraduate students

2,130

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
31%
500-599
45%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
28%
500-599
44%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
49%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
30-36
35%
24-29
41%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
52%
18-23
32%
12-17
8%
30-36
18%
24-29
54%
18-23
27%
12-17
1%
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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 5,471
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)

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Birmingham, AL

247-acre, suburban campus in Homewood (population: 25,802), 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
70%
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 36% of male students
 
9 sororities 57% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
31%
500-599
45%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
28%
500-599
44%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
49%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
30-36
35%
24-29
41%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
52%
18-23
32%
12-17
8%
30-36
18%
24-29
54%
18-23
27%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(fee waivers)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,149
Declined + 297
Total Received 3,446

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jason Black
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 888-7218

Cost

Tuition $29,640
Room $4,594
Board $2,268
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $38,352
Average Financial Aid - $19,005
Total with Avg. Aid $19,347

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$19,005

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,722,696
State $124,123
Institutional $13,174,977
Other external $582,166
Total $15,603,962

Non-need-based

Federal
State $165,077
Institutional $17,408,975
Other external $805,518
Total $18,379,570

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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
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 Education
Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Early Childhood/Elementary/Special Education/Collaborative Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Management
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
Foods/Nutrition
French
Geography
German
Gifted Education
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Greek
Health Informatics/Analytics
Health Law/Policy
Health Sciences
Health Systems Management/Leadership
Healthcare Administration
History
Human Development/Family Science
Instructional Design/Technology
Instructional Leadership
Instrumental Music
Interior Design
International Relations
Journalism/Mass Communications
K-12 Collaborative Special Education
Language/World Trade
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law
Law/Politics/Society
Liberal Studies
Management
Marine Science
Marketing
Mathematics
Ministry
Music
Music Education
Music Theatre
Music/Worship
Nurse Anesthesia
Nursing
Nursing/Administration
Nursing/Advanced Practice
Nursing/Education Track
Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Family Nursing Practice Track
Nursing/Health Systems/Administration
Nursing/Informatics
Nursing/Transformation of Care
Nutrition
Nutrition/Dietetics
Organ
Organizational Leadership
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Studies
Philosophy
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano
Piano Pedagogy
Piano Performance/Pedagogy
Policy/Organizations/Leadership
Political Science
Professional Accountancy
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Religion
Respiratory Care
Science/Religion
Secondary Collaborative
Secondary Education
Secondary Education Teacher Certification
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Language Pathology
Sports Administration
Sports Medicine
Theatre
Theatre for Youth
Theological Studies
Theory/Composition
Vocal Performance
Voice
World Languages/Literature
Youth Studies
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Undergraduate

61%

3,341
students

Female
65%
2,181

Male
35%
1,160

Graduate

39%

2,130
students

Female
62%
1,310

Male
38%
820

undergraduateFull-time

95%

3,207
students

Female
66%
2,093

Male
34%
1,114

undergraduatePart-time

5%

134
students

Female
66%
88

Male
34%
46

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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