Samford University is the 87th-oldest university in the United State that offers various undergraduate and graduate programs in different areas of subjects which includes 70 graduate majors, minors, concentrations as well. The institute is highly renowned in the US Education System for its gradite courses like MBA, Masters of Law and Accountancy, among others and welcomes students from 28 Countries and 47 States across the globe.
In the fall intake of 2018, a total of 3,884 students applied for admissions at the organization. The institute offered admissions at an acceptance rate of 82%. Out of the total students admitted, 1,326 were males while 2,558 were females.
Some of the salient points to be considered when applying for admission at Samford University are as listed below.
|Application Portal||Common Application or Apply using a printable or online application|
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||Application fee USD 40 (for UG Course)|
Application fee -USD 35 (for graduate Course)
|Admission intake||By deadlines|
|Minimum SAT Score||344|
|Mode of Payment||Credit/Debit card|
|Intake Seasons||Fall/Spring and summer|
|Work Experience||Required in some courses|
|Financial Aid||Loans, Grants, and Scholarships available|
|Email for international students||For International Admissions - Drew Maines|
The deadlines for various courses offered by Samford University varies depending on their level and type of program. Some of the upcoming deadlines to be observed when applying at the institute are as follows:
|Freshman Application Timeline-For UG courses|
|Application opens||August 1|
|FASA available||October 1|
|Admission notification begins||November 1|
|First scholarship deadline||December 1|
|National decision day||May 1|
|Course – Graduate courses||Deadline|
|Master of Laws||Application Open – October 15, 2019|
Priority Application Deadline - March 1, 2020
Last Application Deadline – May 1, 2020
Summer Term Begins – June 1, 2020
|M. B. A||Fall (August start date): August 1|
Spring (January start date): January 1
Summer (May start date): May 1
|Master of Accountancy||Fall (August start date): August 1|
Spring (January start date): January 1
Summer (May start date): May 1
|Master's in Elementary Education||Fall (August start date): July 15|
The international students must fulfill additional admission requirements so that they can get shortlisted for their desired course.
Application fees: USD 40 (for UG courses)
Basic academic requirements: ACT/SAT, Official transcripts. The international students are advised to apply at the earliest so that they can get a seat in the course of their choice. The students’ academic records from the institution they have attended must reach the university within the allotted time period.
Optional Requirements: Personal Essay and Letters of Recommendation. All the transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to the Samford University.
For any documents or payments that can’t be sent electronically, the international students are advised to send them in one envelope to Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240, (205) 726-2011.
All the international applicants applying at the university must show proficiency in the English language. The students need to score well in TOEFL/ IELTS for academic entry to apply at the university.
|Programs||Minimum Score Required|
|TOEFL||TOEFL(Ibt) – 90|
TOEFL (paper)- 575
The scores of the English language can be submitted digitally or as an official document in hard copy at the university. The test code for TOEFL/TOEFL iBT is 1302.
The International students planning to study at the university need to apply for a student visa to study in the USA once the application letter has been issued to them. Once the admissions application gets completed, the eligible students for the course will receive an email requesting the financial documentation necessary to issue an I-20 or DS-2020 to apply to study at the institute. To apply for an F-1 visa, the international students must complete the following steps.
The international students must arrange the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
Once all the details have been submitted, Samford University will issue I-20 form to the shortlisted students by mail. As a prospective undergraduate student, the Admissions Office will help the students during their application process. The international students can drop in their queries at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 205-726-2741; Brooks Hall, Room 221.
The university offers UG admissions in various courses; there are more than 177 Undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations that are offered to the students coming from different parts of the world. The international students need to submit transcripts directly from the institution to the Samford University within the mentioned deadline only.
Where to Apply: University Application or Common Application
Application Fee: USD 40
The university is nationally ranked for graduate education and is a favored choice among international candidates looking to study in the USA. It offers more than 30 graduate and professional degree programs. Whether the students are doing courses online or studying at the campus, they will get benefit from distinguished faculty and a close-knit community of like-minded peers. Some of the popular Masters Programs’ include Accountancy (M.Acc.), Business Administration (M.B.A.), Instructional Leadership (M.S.E.), Master of Laws, etc.
Some of the popular graduate courses with their respective requirements are as tabulated below.
|Requirements||Master of Business Administration||Master of Accountancy||Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.)||Master's in Elementary Education||Online Master of Healthcare Administration|
|Application fees||USD 35||USD 35||USD 35||USD 35||USD 35|
|Waived off the GMAT/GRE requirements amid COVID-19; applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 will be considered||Waived off the GMAT/GRE requirements amid COVID-19; applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 will be considered||Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is needed; GRE/MAT recommended but not required||Official GRE or MAT Scores required||GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a minimum 3.2 GPA is needed|
|Essay||Required||Required||Personal statement reflecting career plans and likelihood of success in graduate study||Writing sample required||Required|
|Work experience||Work experience is preferred, but not required||Work experience is preferred, but not required||Not mentioned||Not mentioned||Must have at least 3 years of prior healthcare experience|
|CV/Resume||Professional resume||Professional resume||Professional resume required||Optional||Required|
|Recommendations||Required||Three letter of references||Two (3) Letters of Recommendations||Letter of recommendation||Letters of Recommendation|
|Admission interview||By invitation only||By invitation only||By invitation only||By invitation only||By invitation only|
The Graduate Admissions Applications include application into all graduate programs; the applicants of law course have to send the official transcripts directly from the awarding institution to Cumberland School of Law, 800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham Alabama, 35229, ATTN: Grad Law
The applicants for graduate programs are required to complete an application through a common application portal. The students applying for the graduate courses can get in touch with the educational counselors. The students are supposed to contact Jennifer Beck, International Student Coordinator, for application addendum. A copy of the passport (and visa if applicable) must accompany the application and should be mailed to Samford University, Brock School of Business, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229.