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Samford University

Birmingham, AL

At A Glance

Main Address

800 Lakeshore Dr

Birmingham, AL 35229-0001

www.samford.edu

Admission Office

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, AL 35229

(205) 726-3673

Fax : (205) 726-2171

admission@samford.edu

Contact : Jason Black

Dean of Admission

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Baptist

College Board Code: 1302

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 76.0%

Total undergraduates : 3,591

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 901

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 74.0%

Average financial aid package : $21,938.00

In-State Tuition : $34,198.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $34,198.00

School Calendar

4-1-4

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : 4-1-4

Student-faculty ratio : 13 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 76.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 89.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 35.0%
Business/Marketing : 21.0%
Communications/Journalism : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 6.0%
Family and Consumer Sciences : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Interior Architecture M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Latin American Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Organizational Leadership B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B

Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching D
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented C M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision C D M
Educational/Instructional Technology M
Elementary Education and Teaching C D M
Music Teacher Education B M
Secondary Education and Teaching B M
Special Education and Teaching, General M
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B M

Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General B M
Human Development and Family Studies, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature B
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Latin Language and Literature B
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer M
Audiology/Audiologist D
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B
Dietetics/Dietitian C
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing C D
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing D M
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator B
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B M
Medical Informatics M
Nurse Anesthetist D M
Nursing Administration D
Nursing Education M
Nursing Practice D
Pharmaceutical Sciences B
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Physician Assistant M
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies B
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing C D M
Public Health, General B D M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist M

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Studies B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis B
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration B
Social Work M
Youth Services/Administration B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Geography B
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies B
Missions/Missionary Studies B C
Religious/Sacred Music B M
Theology/Theological Studies M

Visual & Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Keyboard Instruments B M
Music Performance, General B M
Music Theory and Composition B
Music, General B
Musical Theatre B
Voice and Opera B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

330 Public computers, available in: Student Center, Computer Center, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : global center, prayer room, drug information center, human simulation center, medicinal plant conservatory, planetarium, Center for Science and Religion, Law School Moot Courtroom, eDiscovery Institute and Review Center, Business School Investment Trading Room

Geographic Location : 5 miles from downtown.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,591

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 901

Degree-seeking undergrads : 3,585

Graduate enrollment : 2,101

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 32.0%

Out of state students : 68.0%

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 33.0%

Percentage of females : 67.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 2.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 1.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 3.0%

White : 85.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Students are expected to know regulations and policies found in the current catalog and Student Handbook; A Student Code of Values (Samford Community Preamble) is also enforced.

35.0% Men who Join Fraternities

56.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : Crimson

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 96.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 65.0%

Housing Options

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $250.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bulldogs

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

NCAA Division IAA

NCAA Division I

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Tutoring

Writing center

Pre-admission summer program

Learning center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Other Sports : spikeball (intramural); cornhole (intramural); wiffleball (intramural); sand volleyball (intramural); outdoor club


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: Not reported

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 3,912

Admitted : 3,259

Enrolled : 901

Less selective 83.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Offered place on waitlist : 165

Number accepting place : 91

Accepted from list : 29



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Character/Personal Qualities

Level of Applicant's Interest

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

AP

CLEP

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Rigor of high school record, academic GPA, standardized test scores, application essay, and recommendations considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 33.0%

Top Quarter : 61.0%

Top Half : 86.0%

Bottom Half : 14.0%

Bottom Quarter : 3.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 18.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 10.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 6.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 2.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 8.0%

600 - 699 : 39.0%

500 - 599 : 45.0%

400 - 499 : 8.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 28.0%

500 - 599 : 53.0%

400 - 499 : 13.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 23.0%

24 - 29 : 49.0%

18 - 23 : 28.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 10.0%

24 - 29 : 50.0%

18 - 23 : 31.0%

12 - 17 : 9.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 36.0%

24 - 29 : 36.0%

18 - 23 : 26.0%

12 - 17 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students can receive up to 30 credits.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

2

3

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

2

3

Science Lab

2

3

Social Studies

0

0

Foreign Language

2

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 36.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 84.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

520 - 610

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

550 - 640

ACT Composite

23 - 29


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

3

--

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL 105

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH 240

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MATH 240, MATH 260

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

4

MATH 240

All

Chemistry

4

5

CHEM 205, CHEM 206

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

4

CHIN 102

All

4

8

CHIN 201, 202

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

4

--

All

Computer Science A

4

4

COSC 110

All

Computer Science Principles

4

4

COSC 107

All

Drawing

3

3

ART 221

All

English Language and Composition

4

4

UCCA 101

All

English Literature and Composition

4

4

UCCA 101

All

Environmental Science

3

4

BIOL 107

All

European History

4

4

HIST 200

All

French Language and Culture

3

4

FREN 102

All

4

8

FREN 201, FREN 202

All

German Language and Culture

3

4

GER 102

All

4

8

GER 201, GER 202

All

Human Geography

4

4

GEOG 101

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

4

ITAL 102

All

4

8

ITAL 201, ITAL 202

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

4

JAPN 102

All

4

8

JAPN 201, JAPN 202

All

Latin

3

4

LATN 102

All

4

4

LATN 201

All

5

8

LATN 201, LATN 202

All

Macroeconomics

3

4

ECON 201

All

Microeconomics

3

4

ECON 202

All

Music Theory

3

3*

MUSC 1510

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 100, PHYS 101

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHYS 102

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

5

PHYS 204

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

5

PHYS 203

All

Psychology

4

4

PSYC 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4

SPAN 102

All

4

8

SPAN 201, SPAN 202

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

4

SPAN 301

All

Statistics

3

4

MATH 210

All

United States Government and Politics

4

4

POLS 205

All

United States History

4

4

HIST 218

All

World History: Modern

5

4

HIST 200

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

5

College Algebra

50

4

College Mathematics

50

4

French I

50

4

French II

62

8

German I

50

4

German II

63

8

Humanities

50

4

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Natural Science

50

4

Pre Calculus

50

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

4

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

4

Spanish II

63

8

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 69.0%

% of loans / jobs : 31.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 59.0%

% Judged to have need : 70.0%

% that were offered aid : 70.0%

% that had need fully met : 25.0%

% of need met : 74.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $21,938.00

Avg non need-based aid : $13,966.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $17,510.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,239.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $29,676.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Lane Smith

Financial aid office phone : (205) 726-2905

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,112.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered at a cooperating institution

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$34,198.00

$34,198.00

$34,198.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$34,198.00

$34,198.00

$34,198.00

Room and board:

$11,260.00

$11,250.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,656.00

$3,702.00

$3,552.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,200.00

$1,750.00

$1,750.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$51,314.00

$51,900.00

$40,500.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$51,314.00

$51,900.00

$40,500.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.5

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1.7

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 64

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 64

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 249

Transfers admitted percentage: 77.0%

Transfers admitted: 192

Transfers enrolled percentage: 34.0%

Transfers enrolled: 85

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 54.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 46.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $34,198.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,260.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,250.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,112.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $878,677.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 35

Tests for International Students

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 90

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser