Tuition & Fees

$31,650

$31,650

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,168
Declined + 640
Total Received 3,808
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Private (nonprofit)

3,373

undergraduate students

2,136

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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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 212-acre campus is located in suburban Birmingham.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,509
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)
•  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

212-acre, suburban campus in Homewood (population: 25,613), 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
68%
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 56% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
45%
500-599
39%
400-499
5%
700-800
4%
600-699
36%
500-599
49%
400-499
11%
700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
49%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
30-36
37%
24-29
40%
18-23
20%
12-17
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
53%
18-23
31%
12-17
6%
30-36
20%
24-29
55%
18-23
25%

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 3,168
Declined + 640
Total Received 3,808

Admissions Factors

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jason Black
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 888-7218

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$19,523

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $30,800
Room $4,824
Board $2,268
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $39,742
Average Financial Aid - $19,523
Total with Avg. Aid $20,219

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,835,050
State $337,986
Institutional $13,543,355
Other external $736,714
Total $16,453,105

Non-need-based

Federal
State $243,018
Institutional $17,411,960
Other external $994,847
Total $18,649,825
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 888-7245
ofa@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

Bass Fishing, Crew, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Bass Fishing, Crew, Golf, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball (indoor/outdoor), Billiards, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Spikeball, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand)

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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
Art
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business/Accounting
Business/Environmental Management
Chemistry
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
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 Composition
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 Education
Secondary Education Teacher Certification
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Language Pathology
Sports Administration
Sports Medicine
Theatre
Theatre for Youth
Theological Studies
Vocal Performance
Voice
World Languages/Literature
Youth Studies
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Most Popular Majors

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

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-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

5,509

total students

33%

in-state

67%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

61%

3,373
students

Female
66%
2,229

Male
34%
1,144

39%

2,136
students

Female
64%
1,362

Male
36%
774

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

3,266
students

Female
67%
2,163

Male
33%
1,103

4%

107
students

Female
62%
66

Male
38%
41

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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
3%
Hispanic/Latino
84%
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

39%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

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 Some
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
  • 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 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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Rwanda
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

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

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