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Rating

Private

Type

6,041

Students

$32,000

Tuition

83%

Acceptance

#310

Ranking

Large Suburb

Campus Setting

Birmingham, AL

800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229-2240

Samford University is a mid-sized private college located in Birmingham, AL ranked 2ndin Alabama. It has a total of 3,618 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 83.31% acceptance rate. Samford University offers 138 different majors and is best known for its pre physical therapy studies, pharmaceutical sciences, and pre medical studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 14th, and 18th respectively). With a tuition cost of $32,000 per year, Samford University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 65.98% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $49,900 per year, which is 20% greater than the national median.

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Cost

$32,850/Year
Above Average

Samford University

$32,850

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$49,634/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$32,950/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

83%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Samford University

83%

National

69%
Sat

1070 - 1250

36% of students submit

Admissions Yield

28%

ACT

21 - 27

84% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Considered but not required

Application Fee

$40

Students

3,618Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

958

Part-Time

0
Male

34%

In-state

83%

Female

66%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

2%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
10% Pharmaceutical Sciences10% Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse5% Accounting76% Others

10% Pharmaceutical Sciences

10% Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

5% Accounting

76% Others

Pharmaceutical Sciences

10%

124 Graduates

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

10%

118 Graduates

Accounting

5%

59 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

4%

54 Graduates

Finance, General

4%

51 Graduates

Journalism

4%

47 Graduates

Marketing/Marketing Management, General

3%

41 Graduates

Educational Leadership and Administration, General

3%

40 Graduates

Academics

A-
Professors
StudentsProfessors12:112:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

12

Number of Library Books

282,032

Academic Spend per Student

$15,614

Full-time Retention Rate

89%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$37,500/Year

Samford University

$37,500

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$37,500

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$49,900

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

65%