Samford University

Address:
800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229-2240
Phone:
205-726-2011
Website:
http://www.samford.edu
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About Samford University

Samford University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. 80% or more of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrad students reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in education. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,908
 Graduate1,750
 Total4,658
GenderFemale64%
 Male36%
Student Age% Under 2574%
 % 25 and Over26%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time89%
 % Part-time11%
Race/Ethnicity% White84.6%
 % Black7.5%
 % Asian1.2%
 % Latino1.1%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown4.3%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyGraphic Design
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal2,435
 % Admitted87%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled34%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT45%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT84%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800640 / 800
 SAT Math515 / 800620 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite23 / 3629 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$35
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$21,942
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$21,942
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid78%
 % Undergraduates with Loans43%
 % Undergraduates with Grants73%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,024
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,205
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Birmingham Area

Median Age36
Median Household Income$31,898
Total Population214,348
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.4% 53.6%
 Age 0-948.7%51.3%
 Age 10-1751.9%48.1%
 Age 18-2447.0%53.0%
 Age 25-2945.7%54.3%
 Age 30-3948.4%51.6%
 40+44.9%55.1%
Race/Ethnicity% White23.2%
 % Black73.8%
 % Asian0.9%
 % Latino2.8%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,024
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$499
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50042.5%33.5%14.4%
 $500 to $74947.8%44.8%0.0%
 $750 to $9998.9%17.5%28.3%
 Over $10000.8%4.2%14.3%
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