Samford University: Statistics

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#2119 of 14,131 In the World
#622 of 2,597 In North America
#568 of 2,496 In the United States
#8 of 33 In Alabama
#2 of 3 In Birmingham
#776 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

Quick Review

Religion
Baptist
Acceptance rate
84%
Average SAT
1150
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$31,322 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
3,576
Graduates
2,153
Male:Female Ratio
32:68
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.samford.edu

Samford University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 84% 81% 86%
Applicants 3,867 1,278 2,589
Admissions 3,248 1,032 2,216
Freshmen enrolled full time 971 316 655

1,605 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

535 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
356 or 37%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1060
or below

75% of them
had 1240
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Samford University are 1060-1240 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
794 or 82%
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

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

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 4712 (82%)
Black or African American 473 (8%)
Hispanic 208 (4%)
Two or more races 124 (2%)
Asian 80 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 62 (1%)
Nonresident Alien 55 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$31,322/year
Average aid awarded
$18,312
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $22,241
$30-48K $22,460
$48-75K $31,029
$75-110K $30,523
$110K+ $32,820

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $33,248$20,587
Tuition in-state $33,248$20,587
Tuition out-of-state $33,248$20,587
Fee in-district $950$640
Fee in-state $950$640
Fee out-of-state $950$640

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,375
Combined charge for room and board $11,260
Room charge $6,150
Meal charge $5,110

Samford University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Law 138
Pharmaceutical Sciences 114
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 101
Pharmacy 89
Business Administration and Management, General 22 57
Journalism 61
Accounting 23 29
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 47
Nursing Administration 47
Finance, General 43
Divinity & Ministry 37 5
Human Development and Family Studies, General 40
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 39
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 7 26
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 31
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 26 5
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 31
Physical Therapy & Therapist 30
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 28
Public Health, General 5 22
Nurse Anesthetist 26
Nursing Practice 24
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 21
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 11 9
Psychology, General 20
Computer and Information Sciences, General 20
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 20
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 19
Secondary Education and Teaching 7 11
Political Science and Government, General 16
Social Work 16
History, General 15
Interior Design 15
Health Law 15
Religion & Religious Studies 14
Pre-Medicine & Pre-Medical Studies 13
English Language and Literature, General 13
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 11
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 8 2
Musical Theatre 10
Geography 9
Organizational Leadership 9
Business & Managerial Economics 9
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 9
Educational & Instructional Technology 9
Music Teacher Education 3 5
Sociology, General 8
Special Education and Teaching, General 8
Athletic Training & Trainer 2 5
Public Administration 7
International Relations and Affairs 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 4 2
Graphic Design 6
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 6
Fine & Studio Arts, General 5
Music, General 5
Education & Teaching of the Gifted and Talented 5
Medical Informatics 4 1
Theology & Theological Studies 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 4
Biochemistry 4
Chemistry, General 4
Economics, General 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
Emergency Room & Trauma Nursing 4
Music Theory and Composition 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Music Performance, General 2 1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
Keyboard Instruments 1 2
Youth Services & Administration 3
Religious & Sacred Music 3
Environmental Studies 3
Mathematics, General 2
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2
Programs for Foreign Lawyers 2
Legal Studies 1
Latin American Studies 1
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist 1
Philosophy 1
Environmental Science 1
Religion & Religious Studies, Other 1
Grand Total 933 314 384
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 77% 75% 78%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,056
Citations
18,598

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
423 / 8,223
Medicine
358 / 4,358
Business
203 / 4,801
Psychology
156 / 7,819
Health Science
114 / 1,501
Political Science
112 / 312
Law
100 / 247
Economics
87 / 330
Chemistry
78 / 1,763
Biology
78 / 1,415
Sociology
78 / 5,675
Computer Science
62 / 1,396
Pharmacy
61 / 1,101
Marketing
58 / 2,411
Social Psychology
49 / 1,236
Demography
46 / 623
Communications and Public Relations
45 / 1,208
Nursing
44 / 804
Family medicine
42 / 551
Mathematics
38 / 540
Education Majors
37 / 5,312
Art & Design
37 / 92
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
36 / 20
Healthcare Management (MHA)
36 / 677
Physical Therapy
35 / 624
History
35 / 16
Philosophy
27 / 7
Advertising
25 / 630
Public Health
24 / 314
Pharmacology
22 / 342
Management
21 / 1,289
Anesthesiology
20 / 356
Political Economy
20 / 24
Finance
20 / 48
Surgery
20 / 257
Psychiatry
20 / 413
Human Resource Management
18 / 551
Engineering
18 / 69
Oncology and Cancer research
17 / 148
Environmental Science
17 / 805

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 13
1992 9 18
1993 5 11
1994 6 14
1995 17 5
1996 5 24
1997 8 28
1998 18 43
1999 11 89
2000 18 90
2001 24 159
2002 12 215
2003 17 253
2004 24 310
2005 33 333
2006 17 449
2007 49 542
2008 60 743
2009 59 865
2010 52 971
2011 53 1288
2012 66 1342
2013 57 1490
2014 51 1627
2015 48 1494
2016 67 1470
2017 87 1267
2018 88 1283
2019 69 1568
2020 87 1709
2021 79 2126

Samford University alumni

  1. Tony Hale

    Tony Hale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    television actorcomedianvoice actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Anthony Russell Hale is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his role in the Fox comedy series Arrested Development as Buster Bluth. Hale played Gary Walsh on the HBO comedy Veep from 2012 until its conclusion in 2019, for which he won the 2013 and 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

  2. Doug Jones

    Doug Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in Samford University
    In 1979 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianprosecutor
    Biography

    Gordon Douglas Jones is an American attorney, lobbyist, and politician serving as the White House SCOTUS Nomination Advisor for Legislative Affairs. Jones served as a United States senator from Alabama from 2018 to 2021. A Democrat, he was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 1997 to 2001.

  3. Bobby Bowden

    Bobby Bowden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-2021 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    head coachjournalistAmerican football player
    Biography

    Robert Cleckler Bowden was an American college football coach. Bowden coached the Florida State Seminoles of Florida State University (FSU) from 1976 to 2009 and is considered one of the greatest college football coaches of all time for his accomplishments with the Seminoles.

  4. R. G. Armstrong

    R. G. Armstrong
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1917-2012 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Robert Golden Armstrong Jr. was an American character actor and playwright. A veteran performer who appeared in dozens of Westerns during his 40-year career, he may be best remembered for his work with director Sam Peckinpah.

General info

Alternative names SU
Founded 1841
Motto For God, For Learning, Forever
Colors red, blue
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 1,030
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama, 35229-2240
United States
City population 201,000
Phone 2057262011
Fax +1 (205) 726 2754

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