Samford University Rankings

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In the World#1820 of 14178
In North America#559 of 2629
In the United States#510 of 2528
In Alabama#10 of 35
In Birmingham#2 of 4

Quick Review

Religion
Baptist
Acceptance rate
83%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$30,695 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
3,591
Graduates
2,101
Male:Female Ratio
33:67
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Samford University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate83%79%86%
Applicants3,9121,3062,606
Admissions3,2591,0282,231
Freshmen enrolled full time900278622
Freshmen enrolled part time11

1,138 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

588 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
328 or 36%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1070
or below

75% of them
had 1250
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Samford University are 1070-1250 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
758 or 84%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Samford University are 23-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White4606 (81%)
Black or African American544 (10%)
Hispanic170 (3%)
Two or more races114 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown90 (2%)
Asian87 (2%)
Nonresident Alien60 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$30,695/year
Average aid awarded
$17,168
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$21,953
$30-48K$22,866
$48-75K$26,741
$75-110K$32,175
$110K+$32,715

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$32,000$17,754
Tuition in-state$32,000$17,754
Tuition out-of-state$32,000$17,754
Fee in-district$850$610
Fee in-state$850$610
Fee out-of-state$850$610

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,375
Combined charge for room and board$10,980
Room charge$5,970
Meal charge$5,010

Samford University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Law135
Pharmaceutical Sciences124
Pharmacy123
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse118
Accounting2929
Journalism47
Business Administration and Management, General1826
Divinity & Ministry367
Finance, General42
Educational Leadership and Administration, General1129
Nursing Administration39
Physical Therapy & Therapist33
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General1317
Human Development and Family Studies, General30
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels28
Marketing & Marketing Management, General27
Social Work26
Nurse Anesthetist25
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General24
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing22
English Language and Literature, General21
Secondary Education and Teaching614
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management19
Speech Communication and Rhetoric18
Biology & Biological Sciences, General16
History, General15
Nursing Practice15
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General14
Health Law14
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist14
Public Health, General112
Elementary Education and Teaching13
Computer and Information Sciences, General12
Psychology, General11
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies10
Political Science and Government, General10
Business & Managerial Economics10
Educational & Instructional Technology10
Religion & Religious Studies9
Pre-Medicine & Pre-Medical Studies9
Athletic Training & Trainer63
Graphic Design8
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General7
Interior Design7
Health & Health Care Administration & Management51
Music, General6
Musical Theatre6
Legal Studies, General6
Environmental Studies6
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision6
Geography5
Biochemistry5
Voice and Opera41
Organizational Leadership5
International Relations and Affairs5
Keyboard Instruments32
Mathematics, General5
Sociology5
International & Global Studies5
Fine & Studio Arts, General4
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics4
Public Administration4
Religious & Sacred Music22
Education & Teaching of the Gifted and Talented4
Theology & Theological Studies4
Music Theory and Composition3
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3
Music Teacher Education21
Economics, General3
Youth Services & Administration3
Physics, General2
Music Performance, General2
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies2
Programs for Foreign Lawyers2
Medical Informatics2
Spanish Language and Literature1
Environmental Science1
Nursing Education1
Special Education and Teaching, General1
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist1
Grand Total821306381
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate76%73%78%
  • Full-time retention rate - 89%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,153
Citations
15,356

Publication count by topic

Medicine
310
Psychology
156
Business
98
Political science
97
Sociology
88
Economics
73
History
50
Chemistry
41
Philosophy
33
Biology
33
Computer science
26
Mathematics
23
Art
13
Engineering
11
Geography
8
Physics
3
Geology
2
Materials science
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business10173,414
History152834
Psychology16823,576
Sociology1750500
Political science1883201
Medicine20233,522
Economics2049525
Philosophy22178
Mathematics3076433
Biology32411,161
Art33781
Chemistry3901498
Computer science4001241
Geography402029
Engineering432751
Geology44872
Physics466413
Materials science537911

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990418
1991413
1992817
199359
1994711
1995158
1996323
1997816
19981839
19991455
20001544
20012369
20021291
200317163
200421140
200532186
200616297
200744349
200855435
200955602
201049661
201146947
201256982
2013551079
2014481170
2015471114
2016671084
201780948
201881939
2019611185
2020721317

General info

Alternative namesSU
Founded1841
WikipediaSamford University
MottoFor God, For Learning, Forever
Colorsred, blue
Academic CalendarAugust to May
Total FTE staff1,068
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama, 35229-2240
United States
City population212,000
Phone2057262011
Fax+1 (205) 726 2754

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