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Founded in 1841, Samford University. is a Private college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,341 full time undergraduate students, and 2,130 full time graduate students.
The Samford University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 352 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Samford University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,25% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
84% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 61% were in the top quarter, and 33% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Samford University.
74 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.
55 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
77 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
76 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
76 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.
76 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
76 Students rated local services 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.
76 Students rated academics 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
28 Students rated Samford University
I love Samford University. I feel safe on campus, Birmingham is full of activities to do, and the people are very authentic. The professors are always state available to help and they truly mean it. The students are fun, good, and intelligent. I cannot recommend the school Samford University, the people, or the environment enough. Go bulldogs!
I have enjoyed my time at Samford. The classes are small, which makes it easy to have a personal relationship with your professors. The classes are also extremely challenging, which makes it a lot different from a state school experience. You cannot expect any classes to be an easy A. Faith is definitely a huge aspect in basically everything you do, which is very nice. However, if you do not fit into a certain stereotype it can be hard to adjust here. I am not involved in Greek life, I did not attend a private school, and my family is not particularly wealthy, so it is kind of hard to "fit in" because you can tell a lot of people are materialistic and look down on you if you aren't like them. It is sad but true. However, I have been able to make some great friends here too. There is also a lack of diversity on campus, which is another sad fact about Samford...
Overall, Samford is a very good school. However, there is not enough diversity on campus. Not only racially, but also religiously and politically. Also, being LGBT here isn't terrible, but there are not many people who are out for obvious reasons. My biggest peeve with the school though was how there was how so many on campus seemed fake. Also, if you weren't part of the norm (you drank, are an atheist, etc) you know that you were silently judged by the student body.
I really enjoyed my time at Samford. My professors and classmates pushed me to be the best I could be in every area of my life. While I am going through Graduate School elsewhere, I would not trade my experience at Samford for anything. Know it is a small school but a great one at that.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Samford University is 91%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
College really has very little to do with what we gain in the classroom or lecture hall. Yes, the academics are vitally important to learning the information you will need for the fututre, the real lessons learned in college are learned outside the classroom. In my experience, I have learned many life lessons while in college, but most of them were learned in social situations or a the result of my individual choices in life or school. All of these lessons are learned outside of the textbooks and the exams. I have found that I have discovered who I am in college and it has little to do with my courseload and everything to do with my friends, choices, and experiences that I have faced while at Samford. The choices we make shape who we are and who we become, and if we sit and expect our professors and textbooks to teach us what we need to do, we would graduate without every having learned anything practical to life. At the end of the day, we need college to teach us valuable life lessons, just not the ones we sometimes think college is supposed to teach us.
No, there are many Christian people but there are also a lot of wild children around campus who party and drink a lot.
Not all girls are prissy and up tight who dress up everday and put on their best show for everyone.
A lot of girls have had their first kiss and a lot of girls are no longer virgins...STDs run around this school like every other.
Preppy, white, rich kids. Stuck up. Sheltered.
Samford is a small community and its awesome. The bad thing is that we can get "values" for things like boys in the rooms after visitation or without being signed in and we can also get in trouble for having alcohol in pictures even if its off campus. A lot of cool people go here you just have to find the click you fit. The biggest controversy was either the "gunman" on campus or one of our building's roofs collapsing. There is some school pride but no one goes to any of the games really, a select few... that needs to change.
My classmates are kind and caring and ready to learn about both school and life.
Professors know your name after the first week of class! they say hey to you on campus and i've even eaten at their house before, its awesome! Students studying varies on their major! We do have a absence policy and if you miss too many classes you can fail becaue of it, thats kind of a gay policy but it happens...trust me.
socail life is okay, if you know the right people off campus it can be SO fun!
how back stabbing the people would be. the expecation to find a husband
strong Christian base. God and religion are spoken about freely. You are considered an "odd ball" if you are not a believer in the Lord
A person who is not serious about their education or a person who does not strive to become a better and more intelligent individual.
Someone who attends this school should be intentional about getting the most out of their college experience, both in academics and social life. One would need to be able to study hard and balance all the things this school has to offer in their organizations and extracurricular activities. There are so many opportunities to meet people and form relationships, but it does take some effort to mold these relationships into life-long. In order to fully appreciate Samford, students have to be willing to work hard in all aspects of their lives.
The best thing about Samford is its environment. The campus is so different from many others--e.g., alcohol is not allowed on campus. It's not a typical party school, but we all seem to have lots of fun anyway! To me, Samford is like a breath of fresh air. We're unique; we don't just blindly follow what "everyone" does.
There is nothing to do on the weekends.
Samford honestly is not diverse enough. I don't like that people tend to hang out only with other people of their same race. People are very friendly to others of different races, but unfortunately caucasian by far the dominant race. There are too many women as well. The ratio of men to women is around 40% to 60%, which is frustrating.
It's known for it's academic prestige and religious affiliations. My school is one of the best private schools in the South, and was ranked 27th out of all national universities according to Forbes magazine. The coursework is challenging, but the emphasis on other activities - especially community outreach - is also great. There are numerous programs and organizations for students to become involved in, and many students choose to spend their time in this way. The productivity of this school through its students is truly commendable.
Samford students build strong relationships with eachother without having alcohol as the center of the relationship.
Samford is a beautiful university, offering students a great education at a discount rate (thanks to the Alabama Baptists.
When most people think Samford they think white upperclass republican baptists. For the most part this is true, however there are those of us, especially upperclassmen that have liberal views and do not fit the "typical Samford student". There are homophobes on campus but everyone I have met so far has subverted the traditional Samford image everyone thinks of. Despite what the school tells you there is a lot of underground drinking and minor weed usage. Come for the campus, stay because your credits won't transfer is the unnoficial motto!
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
97% of students
attending Samford University receive some sort of financial aid.
11% were awarded federal grants.
While 34% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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