Student Population
National Rank
Samford University overview
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Online samford.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Samford University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation 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 3,808 prospective students applied, and 3,168 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 857 enrolled in the school.  5,190 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 319 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $29,640 plus fees of $850. Samford University is ranked 315 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1150/1340
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.68
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Samford University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$850
Room and Board $10,280
Budget for Other Expenses$4,704
Total One Year Cost$46,474


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

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%

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