Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama

Overview

Address800 Lakeshore Drive
School Websitewww.samford.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Samford University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Birmingham, Alabama that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 3,884 students applied to Samford University. Of those students, 3,188 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Samford University was $30,800, in addition to fees of $850. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Samford University.

Samford University has a 76% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Samford University acceptance rate is 82%. To put this into perspective, 3,188 of the 3,884 students who applied to Samford University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Samford University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Samford University had an SAT score between the range of 1,072 and 1,270. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Samford University was between 23 and 29 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Samford University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Samford University, the tuition for in-state residents is $30,800. Combined with fees of $850, room and board costs of $10,500, other expenses of $4,713 and the $1,000 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $47,863.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $31,650 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Samford University to $47,863 for out-of-state students.

Students at Samford University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Samford University was $5,419 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 14%.

Samford University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio12:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Samford University.

Samford University has a good gender split, with 67% of undergraduates being female and 33% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 68% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 31% of students come from in-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Samford University is 12:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Samford University to thrive in your studies.

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