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Samford University

School Profile

  • Samford UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Birmingham, AL
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Southern Baptist Convention

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,848
First-year Undergraduate Students: 708
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,824
Graduate Students: 489

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business - General
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Cartography
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Counseling Psychology
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Engineering Physics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Greek, Ancient
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of History Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Human Development/Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Development
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Marine/Aquatic Biology
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano/Organ
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music Pedagogy
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Musical theater
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Religious/Sacred Music
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Certificate of Early Childhood Education
  • Certificate of Paralegal/Legal Assistance

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $20,420
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $20,420

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • Required for Some: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213


Member: NCAA
Team name: Bulldogs


  • Ranked #4 Regional Universities (South)
  • Ranked #222 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #6 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #140 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #127 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #81 Law Firms Rank Schools
  • Ranked #5 Trial Advocacy
  • Ranked #234 Nursing
  • Ranked #32 Nursing-Anesthesia
  • Ranked #51 Pharmacy
  • Ranked #31 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #36 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #56 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
(205) 726-3673
(800) 888-7218
Fax: (205) 726-2171
Contact: R. Philip Kimrey
Dean of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 87%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 87%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 2,435
Female applicants 1,608
Male applicants 827
Applicants accepted 2,111
Female applicants accepted 1,406
Male applicants accepted 705
Freshman enrollment 715
Female freshman enrollment 458
Male freshman enrollment 257
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 52%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.3-4

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 45%
SAT Critical Reading average score 580
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 520-640
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 570
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 515-620
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 84%
Average ACT Composite score 26
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 23-29
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 23-30
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 22-27

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