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Reviews 643 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Samford. I have attended Samford for 4 years and am now in pharmacy school at McWhorter School of Pharmacy. The professors at Samford have challenged and encouraged me over the past 4 years and I am confident they will continue to do so the next 2 years.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Samford is know for having this thing called "The Samford Bubble," essentially meaning that Samford's campus tends to be incredibly safe and secure. This also means that the campus (read: student body) can be blind to campus crime that takes place, such as sexual assault. There are almost never reportings of sexual assault, but it still exists on campus and many people have a blissful ignorance of that fact.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have been satisfied with the quality of education Samford has provided over my first two years of undergrad, however, I constantly feel my particular major is not staffed as well as it could be. Occasionally, some classes seem aimless or the curriculum is rearranged during a four-year period, creating some annoyance with the faculty. Some classes are only offered at 8 in the morning and almost none of my major requirements are available for enrollment during the summer. The ministry opportunities are fantastic and diverse, so there is a place where just about everyone can find their best fit community in order to create the home-away-from-home atmosphere Samford is known for.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you're looking for parties, Samford Greek life is not for you. Samfords Greek life is a great example of what Greek life was and is meant to be. Greek life often times gets a bad rap because of chapters at large state schools, but it is truly one of the best aspects of Samford

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Samford is a university where what happens to you really is up to you. Everything is what you make it. This sounds very cliché but if you choose not to get involved you will hate Samford. Getting involved is the best possible thing to do and getting to meet new people is what makes this school so great.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe & healthy-ish

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The teachers are very knowledgeable about their subjects and with no TAsthe professor really knows the course and their students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The CDC with work with undergrads, graduated, and alumni to help them find a job.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The buildings aren't great, but they are very reasonable as far as college campus housing goes.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek students are independent students are pretty evenly split at Samford. There is not a tension between Greeks and Indies and there is no bad blood. If someone chooses to be independent there are plenty of other campus opportunities with them. Greeks and independents are often very good friends and within the Greek community, fraternities and sororities, in general, do not restrict their social circles to just their sorority or fraternity.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: It's nowhere near the level of state schools, which is to be expected for a school of Samford's size.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Samford is an amazing school. The small class sizes and community atmosphere make it so easy to be successful here. The professors really care about how their students are doing in the class and they also know their students by name.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: My classes were very easy. The work is manageable, just time-consuming. The teachers are great, fun, laid-back, willing to help, and have a sense of humor.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The school carries weight behind its name because employers know that great-quality young adults graduate from this school. Not only are the students great academically, but socially and personally. The students are also well-prepared professionally.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: On-campus police are available 24/7. 205-726-2020

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Don't have to put quarters in for laundry. You can wash and dry as much as you want. That is the best thing!

4 College Senior

Greek Life: There are no differences in the treatment of individuals depending on if they are a Greek or non-Greek. Everyone treats each other the same. Greek life does give a stronger sense of belonging, support, and community.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great opportunities for networking with employers and professionals. Most teachers are willing to help students with anything. Teachers are approachable.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I do not know much about the athletics side of Samford University.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus safety team is extremely vigilant in taking care of students. They are always available to take you back to your dorm from the library late at night if you feel unsafe. The main gate on campus closes relatively early each night and you must enter through a gate with a guard, only if you have a campus parking pass, in order to get onto campus past the time the gates close. I have not heard of any sexual assaults or crimes on campus since I have been here.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are so wonderful here. Each is extremely invested in the individuals within their classes, which is helped by the small class sizes. I got so close with one of my professors here, that her and her family ended up taking care of me when I had to get emergency wisdom teeth surgery since my family lives 6 hours away.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career development center on campus is absolutely wonderful. They are extremely helpful in all areas pertaining to major choice, options for internships, jobs after college, applying to grad school, etc. The alumni network is especially strong here, with a large amount of alumni still involved and willing to assist graduating students in finding jobs.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are pros and cons to each housing section. Certain dorms on campus that are much worse than others. The freshman dorms are extremely cramped, yet are in a great location. The Greek houses are more spacious, yet farther away from academic buildings. The student apartments are nice, but in order to obtain a full kitchen you have to pay twice the amount, which is not ideal.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm in Greek Life on campus, Chi Omega sorority, and I love it. I have made a lot of great friends both within my own sorority, and within others. That being said, I also have made great friends who are not affiliated. As with any organization, Greek Life can foster a spirit of envy and exclusion, but this is very subdued at Samford because of the size of the campus. Since the population of Samford is small and community-centered to begin with, Greek Life contributes to this instead of taking away.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: As an avid sports fan, the support for the athletics here is bad. Very few people attend games for multiple reasons including the large state schools in close proximity (Auburn and Alabama), and the overall performance of the teams which is often not that great. As students who have little money to begin with, I think it is hard to find people willing to spend money on a game they know will not be as great as a larger school's game, or will not result in a win.

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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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