Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama
4-year Private university

Overview

Samford University is a private institution established in 1841 with suburban setting located at Birmingham. It is ranked 3 in Regional Universities South in 2018 edition of Best Colleges.It practices 4-1-4 based academic calender. Students complete a core curriculum that includes courses in communication arts, cultural perspectives and biblical perspectives.

#3 in Regional Universities South
Setting
Suburban
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1841
Selectivity Unselective
Size Small
3,373 Undergraduates

Learning

12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Health Professions
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$47,913
Cost of Attendance
$27,065
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $31,650
Outstate Tuition Fee $31,650
Room and Board Fees $10,550
$46,300 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

91% (Unselective) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$40 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.68 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

90 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
May
01
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
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Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
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Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Mar
01
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
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Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$19,156 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$15,638 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $47,913
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
75% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Feb 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Available
Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth --
Eligibility Undergraduate
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance a cumulative 3.0 Samford GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
University Fellows Scholarship
Total Worth --
Eligibility Undergraduate
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance a cumulative 3.0 Samford GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Academic Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility Undergraduate
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00(B)
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Legacy Scholarships
Total Worth --
Details For students who indicate on their admission application that they have a relative who attended Samford University. In order to be considered for the Legacy Scholarship, students must submit their admission application by February 15.
Minister Dependent Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Available to any student whose parent has been ordained by, and is actively serving in a full-time, paid position in a church, parachurch, or missions organization that teaches the gospel of Jesus Christ and affirms the core values of Samford University. The church or agency where the parent works must provide the principle part of the minister’s income. Such employment must be indicated on student’s competitive application for admission by December 1. Submission of the Minister Dependent Scholarship Application is also required by December 1. This award is four-year renewable.

Students

3,373 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
87% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
76% Students graduate within 6 years