Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Samford University

Birmingham, AL

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Tuition & Fees

$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

3,591

undergraduate students

2,101

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 5,692
Established in 1841
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International

Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham
35229

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Greek Chapters and councils
  • Campus Ministries

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Family Weekend
  • Hanging of the Green and Lighting of the Way
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
86%

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%
30-36
22%
24-29
50%
18-23
28%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline February 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.82

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,259
Declined 653
Total Received 3,912

Admissions Factors

Important

application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $32,000
Room & board $10,980
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $3,604
Total $48,434
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Sand volleyball, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Sand volleyball, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Crew, Equestrian sports, Lacrosse

Club Sports Women

Crew, Equestrian sports

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Interior Design
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Keyboard Instruments
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Organizational Leadership
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies, Other
Religious/Sacred Music
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Voice and Opera
Youth Services/Administration
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 89%
Student 4 year graduation rate 65%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

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

85

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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