Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Tuition & Fees

$34,198

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,248
Declined 619
Total Received 3,867
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Private

3,687

undergraduate students

2,440

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,127
Established in 1841
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist

247-acre, suburban campus in Homewood (population: 25,476), about five miles from Birmingham. Major airport, bus, and train serve Birmingham.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
540
75th
600
25th
520
75th
32
25th
23
75th
27
25th
21
75th
29
25th
23

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Other application fee (fee waivers)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,248
Declined 619
Total Received 3,867

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Completion of college-prepatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

95%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$17,676

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,248
Room $6,150
Board $5,110
Additional fees $950
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $46,458
Average Financial Aid - $17,676
Total with Avg. Aid $28,782

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 Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 205 726-2905
onestop@samford.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Southern Conference (I-AA Football)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Architecture and Related Services, Other.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Divinity/Ministry.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Geography.
German Language and Literature.
Graphic Design.
Health Law.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Human Resources Development.
Interior Design.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Journalism.
Keyboard Instruments.
Latin American Studies.
Latin Language and Literature.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Medical Informatics.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musical Theatre.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Education.
Organizational Leadership.
Pharmacy.
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies, Other.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Religious/Sacred Music.
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
Voice and Opera.
Youth Services/Administration.
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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

6,127

total students

24%

in-state

76%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

60%

3,687
students

Female
66%
2,447

Male
34%
1,240

40%

2,440
students

Female
66%
1,620

Male
34%
820

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

3,561
students

Female
67%
2,369

Male
33%
1,192

3%

126
students

Female
62%
78

Male
38%
48

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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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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
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