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Samford University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Birmingham, AL

$34,410

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 small private university located on a suburban campus in Birmingham, Alabama. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,607, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 84%. The university offers 68 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 79%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $34,410.

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 2021-2022 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

89% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

79% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. 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.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

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

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 23-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1100-1290

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

29%

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

81%

Black

9%

Hispanic

4%

Two or more races

2%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

67%

Socio-economic diversity

10% 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

21

Total Online Enrollment

1,684

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

82% On-campus

18% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 1% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 29% online

Master's Check Bold 34% online

Doctorate Check Bold 54% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $34,410 $34,410
Graduate $20,935 $20,935

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $11,260
On-campus other expenses $4,894
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $11,250
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,490
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,340

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $51,564 $51,564
Off-campus without family $52,150 $52,150
Off-campus with family $40,750 $40,750

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

10%

State Grant Aid

18%

Institution Grant Aid

99%

Pell Grant

10%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,887
State Grant Aid $1,398
Institution Grant Aid $18,614
Pell Grant Aid $4,588

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$45k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FCS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Architecture And Related Services

BA

MA

DOC

2

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

3

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies

BA

MA

DOC

4

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC