Samford University

Birmingham, AL

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.

School Profiles: Undergrad Diversity Health & Medicine Christian Life Business

Tuition & Fees

$32,850

$32,850

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,259
Declined + 653
Total Received 3,912
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Private (nonprofit)

3,591

undergraduate students

2,101

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Pharmacy Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Finance
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Codes

SAT 1302
ACT 0016

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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 5,692
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)
•  ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)
•  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: 25,476), about five miles from Birmingham. Major airport, bus, and train serve Birmingham.

Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
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
 
9 sororities 56% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
39%
500-599
45%
400-499
8%
700-800
5%
600-699
28%
500-599
53%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
49%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
30-36
36%
24-29
36%
18-23
26%
12-17
2%
30-36
10%
24-29
50%
18-23
31%
12-17
9%
30-36
22%
24-29
50%
18-23
28%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(fee waivers)
Common application accepted yes
Application 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

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,259
Declined + 653
Total Received 3,912

Admissions Factors

Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jason Black
Dean of Admissions
P: 205 726-3673
admission@samford.edu

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,884

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,000
Room $4,968
Board $2,598
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $41,416
Average Financial Aid - $21,884
Total with Avg. Aid $19,532

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,066,055
State $319,459
Institutional $17,675,799
Other external $602,777
Total $20,664,090

Non-need-based

Federal
State $474,228
Institutional $24,696,944
Other external $730,412
Total $25,901,584
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Financial Aid Deadline

Institution's own financial aid form
February 15

State aid form
February 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 205 726-2905
onestop@samford.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Lane Smith
Director of Financial Aid
lsmith1@samford.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

crew, equestrian sports, golf, lacrosse, outdoor, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

crew, equestrian sports, golf, outdoor, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

ballroom dance, basketball (indoor/outdoor), corn hole, flag football, soccer, spikeball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), Wiffle ball

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Athletic Directors

Martin Newton (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business/Accounting
Business/Environmental Management
Chemistry
Christian Ministry
Church Music
Classics
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Comparative Law
Composition
Computer Science
Design Studies
Divinity
Divinity/Business Administration
Divinity/Education
Divinity/Music
Divinity/Social Work
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood/Elementary/Special Education/Collaborative Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
English/Language Arts
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Health/Policy/Management
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Financial Services Regulatory Compliance
Foods/Nutrition
French
General Science
Geography
German
Gifted Education
Global/Cultural Studies
Graphic Design
Greek
Health Informatics/Analytics
Health Information Management
Health Law/Policy
Health Sciences
Healthcare Administration
Higher Education Law/Compliance
History
Human Development/Family Science
Instructional Design/Technology
Instructional Leadership
Instrumental Performance
Interior Design
International Relations
Journalism/Mass Communications
K-12 Collaborative Special Education
Language/World Trade
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law
Law/Politics/Society
Legal Project Management
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/Informatics/Analytics
Nutrition
Nutrition/Dietetics
Organ
Organizational Leadership
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Studies
Philosophy
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Piano
Piano Pedagogy
Piano Performance/Pedagogy
Policy/Organizations/Leadership
Political Science
Professional Accountancy
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Religion
Science/Religion
Secondary Education
Secondary Education Teacher Certification
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Language Pathology
Sports Administration
Sports Medicine
Studies in Law
Studio Art
Teacher Leader
Theatre
Theatre for Youth
Theological Studies
Vocal Performance
Voice
World Languages/Literature
Worship Leadership
Youth Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Pharmacy Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Finance

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-pharmacy

5,692

total students

32%

in-state

68%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

3,591
students

Female
67%
2,392

Male
33%
1,199

37%

2,101
students

Female
66%
1,378

Male
34%
723

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

3,509
students

Female
67%
2,341

Male
33%
1,168

3%

82
students

Female
63%
51

Male
37%
31

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
85%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

77%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

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) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • 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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • 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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Nigeria
South Africa
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Drew Maines
Admission Counselor, Transfer and International Students
205 726-4637
amaines@samford.edu

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