Samford University

Institution Details

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Samford University

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham
AL
35229-2240
School Setting Suburb: Large: Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more.
Geographic RegionSoutheast AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC SC TN VA WV
PresidentAndrew Westmoreland
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is NOT part of a system or corporate entity
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPrivate not-for-profit (religious affiliation) - Baptist
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Four-one-four plan
The 4-1-4 calendar consists of 4 courses taken for 4 months, 1 course taken for 1 month, and 4 courses taken for 4 months. There may be an additional summer session.
Admission test scores Required

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 4,758
Number of Men 1,849
Number of Women 2,909
Percentage Women61%
Percentage Men39 %
Full-time Students 4282
Part-time Students 476
Number of Applicants 3,217
Number of Admitted 2,433
Admissions Rate 76%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 87%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 11 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
In-state Tuition $24,570
Books and Supplies $1,000
On Campus Room and Board $8,250
In-state Fees $580
Out of State Tuition $580
Application Fee $35
Estimated Total$35,015

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 85%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$12,492
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 13%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,958
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 16%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $3,909
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 38%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $7,273
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Degrees

The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yes1 but Less Than 2 Yr Certificate
yesBachelor’s Degree
yesMaster’s Degree
yesPost-Master’s Degree
yesDoctor’s Degree – research/scholarship
yesDoctor’s Degree – professional practice

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Law163
Pharmacy129
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse95
Business Administration and Management, General62
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing59
Accounting56
Journalism37
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels34
Divinity/Ministry30
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision27
English Language and Literature, General23
Finance, General23
Nurse Anesthetist22
Educational Leadership and Administration, General22
Kinesiology and Exercise Science22

Degrees Awarded by Level

Bachelor's Degree616
Master's Degree229
Doctor's Dgree - professional practice (new degree classification)156
Post-master's certificate2

Additional Services

yesWeekend/evening college
yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students
yesPlacement services for completers

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for football - Southern Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Southern Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Southern Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Southern Conference

Tel / Fax (205) 726-2738
Institution’s internet website address http://www.samford.edu
Disclaimer
All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.