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

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,188
Declined + 696
Total Received 3,884
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Private (nonprofit)

3,535

undergraduate students

2,084

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Pharmacy Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Management
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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 5,619
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: 25,476), 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
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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 33% of male students
 
9 sororities 55% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
44%
500-599
43%
400-499
6%
700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
52%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
49%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
30-36
37%
24-29
39%
18-23
23%
12-17
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
33%
12-17
7%
30-36
23%
24-29
50%
18-23
26%
12-17
1%

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

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,188
Declined + 696
Total Received 3,884

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,862

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 - $20,862
Total with Avg. Aid $20,554

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,015,251
State $492,613
Institutional $16,398,522
Other external $681,025
Total $19,587,411

Non-need-based

Federal
State $397,585
Institutional $21,867,707
Other external $815,165
Total $23,080,457
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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

Club Sports - Women's

crew, equestrian sports, golf, lacrosse, outdoor

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball (indoor/outdoor), billiards, corn hole, dodgeball, flag football, soccer, 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
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business/Accounting
Business/Environmental Management
Chemistry
Christian Ministry
Church Music
Classics
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Comparative Law
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
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 Music
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 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/Informatics/Analytics
Nutrition
Nutrition/Dietetics
Organ
Organizational Leadership
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Studies
Philosophy
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Education
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 Science
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Language Pathology
Sports Administration
Sports Medicine
Studies in Law
Theatre
Theatre for Youth
Theological Studies
Vocal Performance
Voice
World Languages/Literature
Worship/the Arts
Youth Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Pharmacy Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Management

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

5,619

total students

32%

in-state

68%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

3,535
students

Female
67%
2,360

Male
33%
1,175

37%

2,084
students

Female
65%
1,346

Male
35%
738

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

3,453
students

Female
67%
2,308

Male
33%
1,145

3%

82
students

Female
64%
52

Male
36%
30

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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
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

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: 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 24
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
Nigeria
Panama
The Bahamas
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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