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).
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.
|Type of University||Private|
|Year of Establishment||1841|
|Programs Offered||Undergraduate and Graduate|
Samford University laid its foundation in the year 1841 and opened its gates for students in the year 1887.
Samford University presents its students with nine different housing options including traditional-style, suite-style, singles, doubles, independent housing, etc.
University offers more than 177 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations, and around 70 graduate majors, minors and concentrations.
International students who want to seek admissions at Samford University can follow the below-mentioned application details:
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.
The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study in the USA are mentioned-below”
|Budget Item||Amount (USD)|
|Room and Board||10,980|
The university offers international students scholarships to study in the USA. The various scholarships offered are:
|Scholarship Name||Amount (USD)||Qualification||Application|
|Crossland Scholarship||15,000||Minimum required GPA- 3.5; ACT score of 26 or higher & SAT score of 1240 or higher||No additional application required|
|Davis Scholarship||2,000||Minimum GPA of 2.5||Application to be submitted by December 1|
|Marion Scholarship||11,000||Minimum GPA of 3.0||No additional application required|
|Need Based Aid||variable||Based on result of FAFSA and financial need documents submitted||FAFSA by February 15|
Alumni association has an entire building called the Dwight and Lucile Beeson Alumni Centre on campus for them, which houses the Rotunda Club.
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.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$28,552 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Samford University Enrollment||5956|
|Average Graduation Rate||74.8%|
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
|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|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Law Programs||American Bar Association|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Nursing Programs||Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs|
|Pharmacy Programs||Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education|
|Physiotherapy Programs||American Physical Therapy Association|
|Theology Programs||Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary