Samford University

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Size
6 / 10
3,373 Undergrads / 5,509 Students
Cost
9 / 10
$30,017 Net Price
Selectivity
1 / 10
83% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Independent

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
Enrollment
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
Geography
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
Ethnicity
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
87%
Overall Graduation Rate
76%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
65% / 76%
Calendar System
Four-one-four plan
Religious Affiliation
Christ and Missionary Alliance Church
Housing
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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Location
800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35229, Birmingham, AL, 35229 See Directions
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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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Niche Grades
Overall
Student Life
Professors
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
520 - 620
Math
530 - 630
Total
1120 - 1340
ACT
English
24 - 31
Math
22 - 27
Composite
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

GPA
SAT Math
SAT Reading
ACT

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

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Admissions
 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants 3,808 1,262 2,546
% Admitted 83% 81% 84%
% Admits That Enroll 27% 27% 27%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.64
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Health Professions (32%)
    Business (19%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (7%)
    Communication & Journalism (7%)
    Education (6%)
    Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (5%)
    Social Sciences (4%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (4%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (3%)
    English Language & Literature (3%)
    History (2%)
    Psychology (2%)
    Legal Professions (1%)
    Engineering (1%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (1%)
    Foreign Languages
    Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Mathematics & Statistics
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Natural Resources & Conservation
    Physical Sciences
    Public Admin. & Social Services
    Theology
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
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    Financial
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

    $30,017

    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.

     
    Undergraduate
     
    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$30,490
    Books & Supplies$1,000
    Cost of Living$10,280
    Personal Expenses$4,704
     
    Sticker Price$46,474

    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%$14,879
    Federal Grants13%$4,458
    Pell Grants13%$3,946
    Other Federal7%$960
    State & Local Grants18%$1,149
    Institutional Grants97%$14,174
     
    Student Loans32%$8,544
    Federal Loans32%$6,059
    Other Loans5%$17,868

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

     
    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Endowment
    Financial Assets $335 Million $60,814

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

    Debt

    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: 2.0%

    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.

    Salary

    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.

    Payback

    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, 65% 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
    Category
    Classification
    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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