|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||7%|
|Student to faculty ratio||12:1|
|Dormitory capacity||2,315 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Samford University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,446 applications and 3,149 students were granted admission. Samford University is at the #89 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 86% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 33% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1020 to 1238|
|ACT||23 to 29|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Samford University's tuition was $28,552 for all students regardless of residency (6.6% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Samford University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 11% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,308 (which is 2.1% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Samford University in 2016-2017, was 284, which is 34% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,836 (which is 1% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Samford University has enrolled a total of 5,471 students (5,148 students full-time and 323 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,471 students, 113 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 36% men and 64% women and 3,341 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,130 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 698 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 9%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Samford University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||39%||1,229||259|
|Legal Professions And Studies||16%||506|
|Theology And Religious Vocations||5%||151|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||3%||104|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies||3%||88|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||1%||29|
|Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields||1%||28|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||1%||18|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Samford University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Samford University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,900. Last year, out of the total 568 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 528 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 804 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 708 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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