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Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Samford University

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

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management 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
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Music Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Latin Checkmark
Romance Languages Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration Checkmark
Pharmaceutical Sciences Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Public Health Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cultural Studies/critical Theory And Analysis Checkmark
International/global Studies 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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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Youth Services Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Missionary Studies And Missiology Checkmark
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Graphic Design Checkmark
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Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,884
Applied
3,188
Accepted
3,535
Enrolled
82%
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Female Admissions

2,558
Females Applied
2,144
Females Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,326
Males Applied
1,044
Males Accepted
79%
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 April 30th November 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen April 30th 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 598 552 650
SAT Math 568 520 620
ACT Composite 26 23 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

32,000
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Fees

850
Full-time student fees
10,980
Room & board
5,970
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

20,510
Avg. Financial Aid Package
20,724
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
25,426
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,901
Avg. Loan Aid
11,163
Avg. Grant Aid
16,387
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
70%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
24%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,535
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
68%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.29%
Black or African American 6.38%
White or Caucasian 85.1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 1.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 2.33%
Other 0.4%

Gender

Male (33.24%)
Female (66.76%)

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 67%

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:
Student Government Association, Greek Chapters and councils and Campus Ministries

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
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 No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse 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 Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

549
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 361
Part-time - 188
Male - 256
Female - 293