Samford University


Student Population
Best Colleges National Rank
 Location Birmingham, Alabama
 Online samford.edu 
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Size Mid-size
Profit Status Non-profit
On campus housing Yes
Degrees Offered Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Samford University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 3,196 prospective students applied, and 2,982 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 826 enrolled in the school.  4,885 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 321 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2016/2017, excluding room and board, is $28,552 plus fees of $850. Samford University is ranked 345 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2018 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


Getting In

Admission Standards
Test Scores
Applications Accepted
Applications Due-
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Cost to Attend

Costs for Samford University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$850
Room and Board $9,830
Budget for Other Expenses$4,664
Total One Year Cost$44,896


Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
70% within 6 years
Graduation Rates for Samford University
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
in 4 years 51% earned a bachelor degree
in 5 years 66% earned a bachelor degree
in 6 years 70% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Samford University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Samford University is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.