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Samford University

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

Samford University is a University institution located in Birmingham, AL, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 800 Lakeshore Drive
Samford Hall
Birmingham, AL  35229-0002
United States
Contact Mr. Brian L. Kennedy
Director of Recruitment
Email: blkenned@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4176

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Romance Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Pharmaceutical Sciences Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-physical Therapy Studies Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cultural Studies/critical Theory And Analysis Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies, General Checkmark
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Religion/religious Studies, Other Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Youth Services/administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Bible/biblical Studies Checkmark
Lay Ministry Checkmark
Missions/missionary Studies Checkmark
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,867
Applied
3,248
Accepted
3,576
Enrolled
84%
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Female Admissions

2,589
Females Applied
2,216
Females Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,278
Males Applied
1,032
Males Accepted
81%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.8
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st November 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen May 1st January 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 600 540 640
SAT Math 560 620 600
ACT Composite 26 23 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

34,410
Private
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Fees

950
Full-time student fees
11,260
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

22,795
Avg. Financial Aid Package
23,055
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
26,315
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,947
Avg. Loan Aid
13,207
Avg. Grant Aid
17,936
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
77%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,576
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
70%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.83%
Black or African American 5.6%
White or Caucasian 85.75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 1.04%
Two or more races 2.43%
Other 0.06%

Gender

Male (32.19%)
Female (67.81%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 70%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Family Weekend and Hanging of the Green and Lighting of the Way

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark
More services
Amnesty International and Circle K

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Alpha Lambda Delta, Student Government Association, Student National Pharmaceutical Association, Samford Association of Nursing Students and Samford National Speech Language and Hearing Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

477
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 362
Part-time - 115
Male - 227
Female - 250
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