Samford University

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6 / 10
3,535 Undergrads / 5,619 Students
9 / 10
$30,594 Net Price
2 / 10
82% Admitted
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  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
64% / 76%
Calendar System
Four-one-four plan
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Birmingham Alabama Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Nashville Area
  • Huntsville Alabama Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Mobile Alabama Area
  • Montgomery Alabama Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Orlando Florida Area
  • Chattanooga Tennessee Area
  • Greater Memphis Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Knoxville Tennessee Area
  • Tuscaloosa Alabama Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
Where Grads Work
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • AT&T
  • Southern Company
  • UAB Medicine
  • BBVA Compass
  • Alabama Power Company
  • PwC
  • CVS Caremark Corporation
  • Walmart
  • Walgreens
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • US Army
  • Wells Fargo
What Grads Do
  • Healthcare Services
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Social Services
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Media and Communication
  • Legal
  • Arts and Design
  • Marketing
  • Administrative
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Accounting
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Student Life
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Test Scores
Critical Reading
520 - 620
520 - 620
1120 - 1340
24 - 32
21 - 27
23 - 29

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 500 - 610 for SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 3,884 1,326 2,558
% Admitted 82% 79% 84%
% Admits That Enroll 30% 30% 30%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.64
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (18%)
    Theology (16%)
    Communication & Journalism (14%)
    Psychology (13%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (10%)
    Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (9%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (6%)
    Transportation & Materials Moving (5%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (3%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (2%)
    English Language & Literature (1%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (1%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (1%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$31,650
    Books & Supplies$1,000
    Cost of Living$10,500
    Personal Expenses$4,713
    Sticker Price$47,863

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    98% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship97%$15,880
    Federal Grants14%$5,419
    Pell Grants14%$4,681
    Other Federal12%$846
    State & Local Grants20%$996
    Institutional Grants97%$14,905
    Student Loans38%$8,448
    Federal Loans37%$5,638
    Other Loans6%$17,922

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $345 Million $61,457

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $20,702.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $15,832 $220

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 2.3%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 907 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $49,900

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.79 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 64% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 1 1
    Fondling 1 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 -
    Burglary 15 3
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Single program-Education
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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