Samford University: Ranking & Review

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Birmingham
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United States
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World
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25451845
Top 11%

Samford University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate83%81%84%
Applicants3,8081,2622,546
Admissions3,1681,0202,148
Enrolled undergraduates857277580
Enrolled total (including graduate students)5,5091,9183,591

1,572 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

757 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores286
Percent of students submitting SAT scores33%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
600
Math
580

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores738
Percent of students submitting ACT scores86%
ACT Composite
26
ACT English
27
ACT Math
24

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $35.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programConsidered but not required
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesConsidered but not required
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Samford University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$46,474$46,474
Off-campus$46,590$46,590
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,280 and other expenses per full academic year.

Samford University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,375 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$29,640$29,640
Fees for full-time undergraduates$850$850
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$991$991
Tuition for Full-time graduates$19,058$19,058
Fees for full-time graduates$550$550
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$813$813

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs265142165572
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services15975234
Education518935175
Legal Professions and Studies1864138166
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5757
Visual and Performing Arts5555
Theology and Religious Vocations3401053
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences4242
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3636
Social Sciences2929
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2727
English Language and Literature & Letters2323
Psychology2020
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1414
History1313
Public Administration and Social Service Professions4812
Philosophy and Religious Studies99
Engineering88
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services77
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics44
Mathematics and Statistics44
Physical Sciences33
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities22
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Grand Total188283723481,566

A total of 846 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Samford University.

At the master's and doctor's level 720 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate76%69%80%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

General info

Alternative namesSU
Founded1841
MottoFor God, For Learning, Forever
Religious affiliationBaptist
Colorsred, blue
Academic CalendarFour-one-four plan
Total FTE staff1,076
Instructional FTE417
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.samford.edu
Address800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama, 35229-2240
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population212,000
Phone2057262011
Fax+1 (205) 726 2754

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