Samford University Samford University

Key Stats

Type Of Institution
University

Institutional Designation
Private—Religious

Tuition Costs
$30,490.00

Room And Board
$10,280.00

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Samford University

Samford University is Alabama’s top-ranked private university with nationally ranked academic programs rooted in the university’s Christian mission. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford was founded in 1841 and is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It enrolls 5,471 students from 47 states and 29 countries in 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health.

In 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranked Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford also has been nationally ranked for academic programs, value and affordability by such prestigious publications and rankings as Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction, among others.

Samford offers 30 undergraduate and graduate/professional degrees. There are 158 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations. Graduate/professional degrees are offered in business, divinity, design studies, education, health professions, environmental management, law, music, nursing, pharmacy and public health. The university’s College of Health Sciences is adding many new undergraduate and graduate/professional programs in the next few years.

The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:12, and no classes are taught by teaching assistants. Among Samford’s 49,000-plus alumni are more than 60 U.S. congressmen, seven state governors, two U.S. Supreme Court justices, four Rhodes Scholars, multiple Emmy and Grammy award-winning artists, two national championship football coaches, and recipients of the Pulitzer and Nobel Peace prizes.

The university fields 17 varsity sports—eight men’s and nine women’s—that participate at the NCAA Division I level in the Southern Conference.

Samford has an annual economic impact of $335.1 million on the state of Alabama.


Degree BACHB ASSOCA CERTC
Accountingx  
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literaturex  
Art/Art Studies, Generalx  
Asian Studies/Civilizationx  
Athletic Training/Trainerx  
Biochemistryx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Otherx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Generalx  
Computer Sciencex  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
Engineering Physics/Applied Physicsx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
English/Language Arts Teacher Educationx  
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studiesx  
Environmental Sciencex  
Finance, Generalx  
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Otherx  
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, Generalx  
Foreign Languages and Literatures, Generalx  
French Language and Literaturex  
General Studiesx  
Geographic Information Science and Cartographyx  
Geographyx  
German Language and Literaturex  
Graphic Designx  
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Generalx  
History Teacher Educationx  
History, Generalx  
Human Development and Family Studies, Generalx  
Human Services, Generalx  
Interior Designx  
International Relations and Affairsx  
International/Global Studiesx  
Journalismx  
Keyboard Instrumentsx  
Kinesiology and Exercise Sciencex  
Language and International Tradex  
Latin American Studiesx  
Latin Language and Literaturex  
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanographyx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mathematical Economicsx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Music Pedagogyx  
Music Performance, Generalx  
Music Teacher Educationx  
Music Theory and Compositionx  
Philosophyx  
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Otherx  
Physical Education Teaching and Coachingx  
Physics, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Pre-Optometryx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Public Administrationx  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Religion/Religious Studiesx  
Religious/Sacred Musicx  
Sociologyx  
Spanish Language and Literaturex  
Speech Communication and Rhetoricx  
Sport and Fitness Administration/Managementx  
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Otherx  
Teacher Education, Multiple Levelsx  
Visual and Performing Arts, Otherx  
Voice and Operax  

Academic Life

Nationally Ranked

Samford has been consistently ranked among the top colleges and universities in our peer group for three decades. We are the highest Forbes-ranked university in Alabama and U.S. News & World Report ranked us third in the South for Regional Universities and undergraduate teaching. We are also nationally ranked by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Princeton Review.

World-Class Faculty

Our faculty members are preeminent scholars with real-world experience. They have the credentials to lead a company, research hospital or school system. However, their passion is to mentor you as the next generation of leaders.

Undergraduate Research

Lisa Jean Musolf

Intellectually curious students plus faculty advisers equals creative solutions to complex problems. Samford students get hands-on experience with field-specific experts to uncover 2,000-year-old civilizations in Israel, decode critical strands of DNA or conduct interviews with survivors of the civil war in Bosnia.

Graduate Opportunities

Undergraduate coursework at Samford launches you straight into our professional schools. You can start your graduate degree as early as your traditional junior undergraduate year.
  • Cumberland School of Law 3/3 (3 years undergraduate, 3 years graduate)
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy 2/4 (2 years undergraduate, 4 years graduate)
  • Brock School of Business 5th-year M.B.A. (1 year graduate)

Campus Life

A Picturesque Campus

With more than 50 Georgian-Colonial buildings set on a manicured 247-acre campus, Samford is an idyllic place to be your college home. Our award-winning campus is often called one of the most beautiful in America.

Small Town Values

Samford is located in Homewood, a suburban community of about 26,000 that embraces its partnership with a nationally-recognized university. Its unique downtown features boutiques, trendy restaurants and established Birmingham restaurant traditions.

A Vibrant Metropolitan Area

Campus is only minutes from the heart of Birmingham. This metropolitan area of about one million people is rich in history, and is home to major engineering companies, a nationally ranked medical center, a symphony orchestra, a Triple A baseball team, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and a myriad of other institutions and organizations that make it a thriving, modern city.

Athletics / Sports

Quick Facts

Division: NCAA Division I
Conference: Southern
Mascot: Bulldog
Men's Teams: 8
Women's Teams: 9
Athletic Director: Martin Newton
Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I (FCS) varsity teams and competes in the Southern Conference. The Bulldogs have competed in NCAA Division I tournaments for baseball and softball as well as men’s and women’s basketball.

Financial Aid / Tuition

Merit-based scholarships are not the only way to pay for college. Samford University is dedicated to making education affordable for students through a variety of need-based options. Maximize your eligibility for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. Aid will be awarded on an as-available basis after this date.

Several options are available for financing your education at Samford. The university offers payment plans and student employment, while the federal government (U.S. Department of Education and the Treasury Department) and private education lenders offer long-term loans in the name of the student, the student and a co-signer and/or a parent.

Admission

Samford University is the premier private, Christian university in the South and the top-ranked university in Alabama. We offer state-of-the-art programs in every area of study. With small class sizes, students have the opportunity to engage with their professors on a deeper level and explore content unique to their individual passions. We also offer dozens of study abroad opportunities for those who wish to study outside the United States.

While studying at Samford, our students participate in a variety of organizations and activities ranging from intramural sports and athletic teams to religious organizations and academic honor societies to Greek organizations, just to name a few. Our campus is located in the suburbs of Birmingham, an area filled with boutiques and trendy restaurants. The serenity provided by a suburban campus is only minutes away from the heart of Birmingham, a place with a rich history and a plethora of museums, parks, music, sports and other entertainment options.

The community you will find here at Samford University and in Birmingham is unparalleled. At Samford, you will discover a tightly-knit community devoted to serving one another, the community and the world. After graduation, our students go on to study at the graduate level or jump straight into the workforce and become leaders in their career fields. Between our Christian values, top-notch academic programs, and the community you will experience here, there is truly no better place to spend your college years than at Samford University. What are you waiting for? Apply now!

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