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Birmingham, AL
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$25,528
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 464 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Very hot and cold. Upwards of 90 at the hottest point and may have reached 0 at the coldest point of the winter. Prone to change unexpectedly. However, fall and spring are very beautiful times of the year when the weather is between the two extremes. Typical Southeast weather.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Having a car is nice, but not necessary. It's usually pretty easy to find a friend to ride with if you need to get somewhere. However, parking is often an issue. Tickets are issued very easily, and Samford has a very bad tendency to invite large amounts of people to campus for an event on any given day. This normally would not be an issue, but they neglect to tell students about this or provide adequate guest parking. As a result, students who pay to go to school and have paid for a parking spot are often left without one.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a lot of really talented athletes in a lot of different sports, and it shows when we consistently field very competitive teams in our conference. As an athlete myself, I was attracted to the school because of their excellent facilities and competitive Division 1 teams. However, student support is less-than-spectacular. It's disappointing, but understandable since I know a lot of people have a hometown team or big state school to support. What I would like to see more of is other students acknowledging that just because we're not athletes at an SEC school, we're still Division 1 athletes who compete and perform at a very high level.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is everything from fast food to find dining within 5 miles and just about any kind of restaurant you could possibly want.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There are plenty of restaurants and shopping very close by.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I wish there were more scholarship opportunities for adult students.

4 College Junior

Academics: As with any school, some instructors are great and some aren't so much. In the Evening College program, I have been very please with the workload given by the instructors. It seems that they really have an excellent grasp on the lack of time adults students have and they focus on the necessary information.

5 College Junior

Weather: we have great weather and the campus looks beautiful in all seasons

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: sometimes they are too strict about certain policies, but i know that it is to maintain the integrity of our school's values.

5 College Junior

Academics: i am in the nursing program. it is extremely difficult and rigorous, but they are preparing us better than any other students in the state in my opinion. our program has many hands-on experiences that other schools don't have.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: i received an academic scholarship and a nursing scholarship, but it is barely enough for me to afford tuition. it would be nice to have gotten some scholarship for my ACT score (30) or high school GPA (4.2), but samford doesn't do that

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: i took a self defense class that campus safety hosted and i thought that was great. i feel that our police do a wonderful job

3 College Junior

Athletics: only a few people really get into the sporting events

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: there are several apartment complexes nearby that are affordable and close to campus. unfortunately we cannot move off until we are 21 years old.

4 College Junior

Parking: compared to other schools, we don't have to pay much for a parking pass for the year. i think it's roughly $20. the parking is decent, depending on where you live. if you're on campus it is generally good. the people off campus have to park in commuter parking but it isn't very close to everything. you can get ticketed easily, but the tickets are easy to appeal.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: drugs are not a prevalent issue at samford. alcohol consumption is prohibited on campus, although people still do it but it is VERY minimal compared to other universities.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: the shopping and dining and coffee shops are superb. there isn't a whole lot for college students to do as far as nightlife is concerned, however. there are many parks and outdoor recreation places.

4 College Junior

Computers: the labs in the library have very nice large screen new Mac computers. the ones in other labs are PC but they are still very good. the labs are accessible and there are usually many available computers, but they have poor hours and aren't open late. the campus network reliability and speed is great and there is wireless access throughout campus. there are a few labs to print at and you can also print in the library, but as i said they have poor hours.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Samford is very strict about safety

3 College Freshman

Computers: Computers are available. Sometimes slow internet connection in dorms

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in Greek, but I am the minority.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: College students get into drugs and drinking if they really want to, no matter how strict the school it. They mostly do it off-campus though.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of off-campus options. Some pricey, but some reasonable.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All dorms are small. Samford keeps them up pretty well.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Samford baseball team is good

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Step Sing Step Sing The majority of students participate in Step Sing at least once during their time at SU. It is the most anticipated student activity each year.
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Joanna Reynolds
Hometown
Maryville, TN
Major
English
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Samford can be a wonderful experience for students. While the first semester can be extremely difficult, with students being away from their families and friends for the first time, things become easier with perseverance. Students first need to get out of their comfort zones and invest in the hilarious, wonderful people who make up the Samford population.

That being said, the people make the experience worthwhile, and there are always opportunities to meet new people, whether it's free concerts on the quad, chilling next to the fountain in Ben Brown Plaza, renting the Vail movie room for "Glee" nights, Step Sing, or worshiping at RUF (Reformed University Fellowship). These are just some of the many things students can experience at Samford. Plus, the caring professors instill in students not only knowledge, but wisdom, preparing men and women for the future every time they step into the classroom. The liberal arts aspect prompts many to draw endless comparisons and similarities between different classes, teaching students to see the "big picture." In addition, the various convo speakers shed new light on issues that matter, making students take on new points of view about things rarely given a second thought.  

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