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Reviews 528 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Have to allow more time to arrive on campus and plan ahead for what you need to have because you cannot run back to your room as quickly as on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Do not go off campus frequently to eat out since have full meal plan.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is considered a dry campus with each student signing off on this policy.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My parents did all the navigating through a variety of options.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Do not have an emphasis on where and when to party due to other more important priorities.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: While you do have the choice of the Caf or food court, sometimes when you are in a hurry to class the best option is using the flex dollars.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process is all completed online with all students under the age of 21 years old required to live and dine on campus.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus and any housing that is offered by the school is on campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I typically go for this one Mexican restaurant that's not too far from campus

3 College Freshman

Administration: usually the strictness in the dorms depends on the ra

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: my financial aid counselor worked with me and got me as much money as she could. although I could have still used more

College Freshman

Party Scene: since the campus is dry and the cops are always driving around, there aren't many parties on campus

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: the cafeteria has major issues when serving food that is edible

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: the kitchen and laundry rooms are terrible and bad ra

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is usually cold and dry. But once I find something I like (like grilled chicken, yogurt, and salad) I tend to only eat those things. They try to create new dishes, but they just don't look appetizing so I don't even try it.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus puts you so much closer to classes than living off campus. The campus is enclosed, so driving to class every day would be a pain. Why not just walk and get in extra exercise?

College Freshman

Party Scene: I have no first hand experience.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: I am indifferent because I do not have first hand knowledge of Greek life.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Football is a big deal, students are indifferent.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Birmingham has great food near campus.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus safety is rarely present at night.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Party Scene: Sorority parties are the best, especially ADPi's.

4 College Junior

Local Area: There is always somewhere to go & something to do.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's extremely outdated for what we're paying for.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is diverse in style, looks, & interests.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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