Samford University

656 reviews
  1. Birmingham, AL
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Samford University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

Samford University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1010-1235
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,306/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,621/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,771/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,558/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,610/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,641/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,915Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    31%
  • Focused
    15%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Passionate
    15%
  • Sleep-deprived
    15%
  • Boring and Weird
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.39 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Community
    42%
  • Small
    42%
  • Encouraging
    8%
  • Family
    8%
  • Bad
    0%
  • Laid-back
    0%

After Samford University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

656 reviews
  • Excellent
    134
  • Very Good
    261
  • Average
    193
  • Poor
    39
  • Terrible
    17
Samford University is an outstanding college with a great Christian community that allows students to continue their education in whatever they plan to achieve.
  • Niche User
  • 18 days ago
Samford is amazing! The faculty and staff wants us as students to be successful and happy. I truly feel as if I genuinely loved and cared for by my campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I love school so much. I love learning and being immersed in a intellectual environment helps me to stay focused. The overall independence my school has led to have is something I will have with me for the rest of my life. My school is unique because it is so small. Due to that factor, the smallness of the campus really encourages community and communication with teachers. If I had to choose my school again I would choose it.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago