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Samford University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Samford University

Samford University

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Samford University Description:

Samford University is the largest private university in Alabama. Located in Birmingham, Stamford has students from 47 states and 16 countries. The university was founded by Baptists and 1841 and maintains its identity as a Christian university. Undergraduates can choose from 138 majors; nursing and business administration are the most popular. The university has a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and despite the university's master's and doctoral programs, no classes are taught by graduate assistants. Samford's tuition and fees are less than many comparable private institutions, and the school often ranks highly among "best value" colleges. On the athletic front, the Samford University Bulldog's compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,758 (2,965 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Scholarships for Samford University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,150
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,250
  • Other Expenses: $4,435
  • Total Cost: $38,835

Samford University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 34%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,161
    • Loans: $6,827

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Family Studies, History, Journalism, Nursing, Psychology, Teacher Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Samford University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.samford.edu/about-samford/history-of-samford.aspx

"The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others."

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