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Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama

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Overview

Student Population
5,619
Samford University overview
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Online samford.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Baptist
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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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 3,912 prospective students applied, and 3,259 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 901 enrolled in the school.  5,292 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 327 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $32,000 plus fees of $850. Samford University is ranked 158 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

8/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
7/10
Value

Samford University is rated within the top 27% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1070/1250
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.68
Applications Accepted
83.3% 
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Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$32,000
Costs for Samford University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$850
Room and Board $10,980
Budget for Other Expenses$4,804
Total One Year Cost$49,634

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$57,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
70% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Samford University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Health Professions 14%
Education 11%
Work and Family Studies 8%
Communication 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102049 IPEDS survey data for Samford University.

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