Samford U

Samford University

800 Lakeshore Dr, Homewood, United States
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  • Total Documents
    41
  • Class Notes
    31
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    10
  • Currently Enrolled
    22
  • Previously Enrolled
    31

Overview of Samford University (Samford U)

About this school

Samford, founded in 1841, is a private, church-affiliated university. Programs are offered through the Howard College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Business, Divinity, Education, Law, Music, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Its 180-acre campus, of Georgian Colonial architectural style, is located in Birmingham.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,373
    • Men:1,144 (33.9%)
    • Women:2,229 (66.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (Samford U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Samford University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
May 1
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
May 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
May 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 Lakeshore Drive
City, State, Zip
Birmingham, AL  35229
Phone
(205) 726-3673
Fax
(205) 726-2171
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 3,808 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 2,546 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 1,262 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,042 (33%) of 3,168 admitted students enrolled
Women
672 (31%) of 2,148 admitted students enrolled
Men
370 (36%) of 1,020 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.71
375 And Above
50%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
578 average |530-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
606 average |550-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
39%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
55%
• Score 18 - 23
25%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Samford U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $31,650 (66.05722872706781%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,550 (22.019076242355936%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (2.0871162315029324%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,713 (9.83657879907332%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Samford University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001036
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
695 (75.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
427 (61.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
427 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
104 (24.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$19,155
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 424 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,638
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 271 (63.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,384
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 103 (24.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
420 (45.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,527

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,828 (57.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,282 (70.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,282 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
271 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$19,523
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,235 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,859
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 887 (69.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,954
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 256 (20.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,504 (46.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,848

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
34%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,539
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,091

Academics & Instruction (Samford U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


354

Part-Time Faculty


193

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
966,623

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
330
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Samford University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


65.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


75.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


76.0%

Programs & Majors (Samford U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (69)


  • Accounting
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Voice and Opera
  • Youth Services/Administration

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Athletic Training, Master of Music Education, Master of Accountancy, Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Comparative Law, Master of Science in Environmental Management, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (36)


  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health--General
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Campus Life (Samford U)

Location & Geography

Population


212,413

Nearest Metropolitan Area


212 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
31.3 average low in January, 87.4 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Birmingham
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Birmingham
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Birmingham

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


68% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


32%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Navy and red

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Samford University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, greek chapters and councils, campus ministries

Sororities


56% of women participate

Fraternities


36% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,266

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,373
Women
2,229
Men
1,144

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 7.0% Black/African-American
  • 3.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 85.7% White
  • 0.6% Unknown

International Students


1.7% from 26 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


2,136

Student Resources (Samford U)