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SAMFORD UNIVERSITY, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Birmingham, AlabamaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1841Established Year
  5619Enrollment

Samford University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Samford University Founded in 1841, Samford University currently enrols around 5,692 students from 47 states and 28 countries. 

Samford offers programs through ten academic schools for arts, sciences, business, divinity, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).

Samford University Rankings

Ranked #1 Alabama’s Top Ranked University by The Wall Street Journal.

Ranked #3 Best Christian colleges and universities in the nation by College Consensus.

Ranked #34 Best Value Private University in the U.S. by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Ranked #40 Best Undergraduate Education in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1841
Campus SettingSuburban
Total Enrollment5,692
Acceptance Rate83.2%
Programs OfferedUndergraduate and Graduate

Samford University Campus

Samford University Campus

Samford University laid its foundation in the year 1841 and opened its gates for students in the year 1887.

  • The campus stretches up to 247 acres.
  • Located in Homewood, a suburban community has unique downtown features like boutique, trendy restaurants, and established Birmingham restaurant traditions.
  • Samford has 166 student organisations at present and organises 200 annual arts events.

Residence Facilities at Samford University

Samford University presents its students with nine different housing options including traditional-style, suite-style, singles, doubles, independent housing, etc.

  • Students below 20 years of age are necessarily required to live on campus if they’re not living with their parents in the city.
  • Three different meal plans are offered to students based on their preference.

Program offered at Samford University

University offers more than 177 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations, and around 70 graduate majors, minors and concentrations.

  • Samford has no minimum scores requirement for admission or scholarship.
  • Special orientation seminars are organised for students enrolled in UG programs
  • Samford has been ranked #1 for an online MBA program in the nation.

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at Samford University can follow the below-mentioned application details:

Application portal- Apply through Undergraduate Application Form or  Graduate admission portal.

Application Fee:The application fee is 40 USD

Supporting Documents: copy of passport, visa, financial support documents, personal essay, letter of recommendation, official high school transcripts, proof of English proficiency, optional ACT/SAT scores.

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study in the USA are mentioned-below”

Budget ItemAmount (USD)
Tuition32,850
Room and Board10,980
Total43,830

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

The university offers international students scholarships to study in the USA. The various scholarships offered are:

Scholarship NameAmount (USD)QualificationApplication
Crossland Scholarship15,000Minimum required GPA- 3.5; ACT score of 26 or higher & SAT score of 1240 or higherNo additional application required
Davis Scholarship2,000Minimum GPA of 2.5Application to be submitted by December 1
Marion Scholarship11,000Minimum GPA of 3.0No additional application required
Need Based AidvariableBased on result of FAFSA and financial need documents submittedFAFSA by February 15

Alumni Network

Alumni association has an entire building called the Dwight and Lucile Beeson Alumni Centre on campus for them, which houses the Rotunda Club.

  • Other benefits include Season’s Magazine, Step Sing Tickets, study abroad opportunities, Bulldog Club’s membership, and many other discounts as well.
  • Some notable alumni: Martha Roy- American attorney and politician; Karen Fairchild- singer, Little Big Town music group; Tony Hale- American actor and comedian; Robert Aderholt- U.S. Representative for Alabama’s 4th congressional district.

Placements

The office of Placement Services assists its students and alumni in vocational counselling, ministry resume development, interview preparations, hosting campus visits, providing information regarding ministry organisation, etc. 99% of Samford’s graduates get employed within three months of graduation.

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Samford University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population5956
FAFSA Code001036
Application Cost$40
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$28,552 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-90- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score118010801280 33%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600550650-
Mathematics580530630-
ACTCheck Detailed Score262329 86%
English282431-
Mathematics252227-

Samford University Acceptance Rate

83.2%

Acceptance Rate

3808

Total Applicants

5956

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

35.6%

Male

64.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program83.2%
Total Applicants4143
Total Enrolled3446
Graduate
Graduate Programs83.2%
Total Applicants3018
Total Enrolled2510

Samford University Enrollment

Enrollment
Samford University Enrollment5956
Undergraduate Enrollment3446
Graduate Enrollment2510
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate74.8%

Attendance Cost

$28,552

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$28,552 / Year
Post Graduate Program$13,078 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,280 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$4,704 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,850 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,250 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,798 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$5,170 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsCouncil on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Pharmacy ProgramsAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
Theology ProgramsCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
4682461666-
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