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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.

Website: www.samford.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,591
Undergraduate
Students
(66.6%) 2,392 Women
(33.4%) 1,199 Men
2,101
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
83% of 3,912 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.82
SAT Math
565 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,634
Tuition and Fees
$32,850
Room and Board
$10,980
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$21,938
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$29,676
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
368
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
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Campus Life

Birmingham Population
212,413
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
56% of women participate
Fraternities
35% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.0% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
3.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.0% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
1.2% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
59%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
39.0%
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