Samford University

800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL
4-year
Medium
Suburban
Christian college

Samford University rankings and awards

Questions and Answers about Samford University

Nicole F.
2 months ago
Does the Samford pharmacy school allow students to participate in clinicals at a pharmacy?
Nicole F.
2 months ago
Does Samford University have a public database of previously transferred courses that have been accepted?
Nicole F.
2 months ago
What are the different clubs that Samford University offers?
Nicole F.
2 months ago
What is the cost range for the different housing that is available to freshman?
Stevens K.
3 months ago
How can I start an intramural team?
Naomi R.
5 months ago
Does Samford have a lot of student engagement in intramural sports on campus?

Majors offered at Samford University

Biggest majors
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Journalism

Academics at Samford University

1072-1270
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
23-29
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (82% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Samford University demographics

80% White
10% Black
3% Hispanic
2% Multiracial
1% Asian
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Common careers for Samford University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)150k
Finance Director130k
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)98k
Accounting Manager79k
Operations Manager65k
Physical Therapist (PT)64k
Worship Pastor45k
Based on 2,744 student responses
49.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
92.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
55%in High-Meaning careers
3%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Samford University

Samford University financial aid

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Student reviews of Samford University

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Recommended by

80% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
Beautiful campus
Safe campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Access to outdoor activities
Courtney Smith
Crocheting
Guitar
Piano
Flute + 4 others

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

The small class size and ability to talk to teachers was the best part of Samford

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Any minority is going to have a very hard time at this school. Also, the quality of academics is not great, I feel like I am learning nothing

Emily Willson
Sewing
Crafting
Embroidery And Cross Stitching
Poetry

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I loved Samford's welcoming community, commitment to serving students, and small class size. My professors were always invested in my success and are still great mentors in my life today.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Get your parking pass early!

Jaren Dildine
Biking And Cycling
Rock Climbing
Carpentry
Running + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I have had an excellent time at Samford University. The Kinesiology department faculty are incredible. All throughout campus, you can find professors that care for you as a person, know their subjects as professionals, and promote the community of Christian values.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

A lot of people leave on the weekends and all food on campus closes nightly at 8:00 pm.

Julie Khym
Singing
Songwriting
Food And Eating
Acting And Theater

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I absolutely love the faculty. Every one of my professors makes me feel supported and loved. They always ask me how I am and express genuine concern towards me. In addition, most of the students on campus are supportive and kind.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don't like the price. The residence halls are very expensive and the equipment and furniture in the rooms are not worth the price. In addition, the cafeteria is terrible. They've had undercooked chicken, hair in food, a cockroach in ice cream, and several cases of food poisoning.

Juliane Spruiell
Neuroscience
Violin
Music
STEM + 8 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really enjoy how caring the professors are and the community in general at Samford. The professors truly care to get to know you and help you when you are struggling. My advisor has been amazing at helping me create my own major that is now approved to start in the upcoming fall semester. There are tons of ways to get involved and engaged on campus, and I am truly grateful for all the opportunities this university has blessed me with!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining hall food isn’t the best, but it’s also not the worst. I have the lowest plan for meal swipes which comes with more dining dollars to use at better restraints on campus.

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