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Is the stereotype of students at Samford University accurate?


Without question, with the exception that some of the "doves" might actually be bats.


Basically. We don't have that much diversity in the school, and the boy population is null. You can find the smaller, diverse groups on campus -- if you look hard enough.


Academically, students truly are pushed to excel and rise to the occasion, for the most part. In reference to the stereotype that we are all sheltered and baptist, that is no necessarily true. The majority of the campus is definitely protestant but there are a diverse range of Christian beliefs.


I've graduated from Samford, and I have to say that most of my friends were very different. Some of them were very rich, and some of them were on scholarships. About people being religious, I would say that I met more people that were struggling with their faith or had nothing to do with the Gospel than religious ones. It is true that Samford girls are beautiful in general =) . . . and well, about the diversity, we are still working on that. But the fact that I am from Nicaragua, and that I had friends from Croatia, Jordan, Lebannon, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, England, and Scotland and all of them went to Samford shows that Samford is moving in a positive direction.


More so than I could have imagined. Samford is a great school but no one understands that college should be a time were you get away from your parents and begine to think for your self, and samford does not do this. If you go to samford you will go from the protective atmosphere of your parents home to a more productive atmosphere of this gates school. Everything is regulated with rules ang regulations far more strict than any other school in this area.






A lot of them, yes.


Not entirely. Although most students have a suburban background from a Southeastern state, the scholarship commitees have made efforts to expand diversity. In fact, I have known many classmates with inner city, rural, and community college backgrounds who have recieved generous scholarships. Most students come in with an understandably conservative worldview. Most of our faculty are relatively liberal but this works out well because many students leave the school with a more open-minded moderate worldview. While Greek Life does play a dominant role on this campus, there are many other ways to get involved. I was an independent and my senior year I was elected to class office. 75{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the student body is independent.


I don't think stereotypes are ever accurate... you can't judge thousands of kids by one phrase.