Samford University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - OustandingQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Very GoodCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Samford University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 4,760 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1841 and is one of the 11 colleges located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Samford University is affiliated with Baptist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
77
At Samford University you can receive your 1-year certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Samford University deploys a continuous curriculum calendar system and provides 77 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Law, Pharmacy, Education, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
87%
The student retention rate at Samford University is high at 87% (well above Alabama average). Considering this statistic, apparently students love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Samford University is good: 74%.

Student to faculty ratio at Samford University is good -- 11:1. Read more information regarding instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$25,200
Average tuition pricing is very high - $24,600 a year. The additional fees at Samford University (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $600; which comes to a total of $25,200 a year.

Read the details about Samford University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
76%
As reported in recent government data, 3,217 applications were submitted and 2,433 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

Samford University will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Samford University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,300
Samford University offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Samford University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
B
Samford University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 2,100 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low - roughly $4,300 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Samford University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Samford University appears to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Samford University Location and Maps



Post Address: Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240, USA
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