Samford University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Birmingham, AL

$34,198

Avg tuition

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About Samford University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Baptist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Samford University is a medium-sized private university located on a suburban campus in Birmingham, Alabama. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,729, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 84%. The university offers 105 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 77%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $34,198.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

84% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

87% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

77% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Considered (not required)

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 23-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1060-1240

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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6k

Students enrolled

37%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

82%

Black

8%

Hispanic

4%

Two or more races

2%

Unknown

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

67%

Socio-economic diversity

11% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

19

Total Online Enrollment

2,140

Student Location Breakout

37% 63%

Percent of Programs Online

86% On-campus

14% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 3% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 22% online

Master's Check Bold 30% online

Doctorate Check Bold 44% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

11%

State Grant Aid

24%

Institution Grant Aid

98%

Pell Grant

11%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,884
State Grant Aid $1,230
Institution Grant Aid $17,520
Pell Grant Aid $4,588

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$45k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.