800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35229 800-888-8266
http://www.samford.edu admiss@samford.edu
About Samford University
  • Year of Foundation 1841
  • Size of Campus 180 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Baptist
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Master
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 2,941
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 64%, 36%, 61%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $20,200
  • Room and Board $6,624
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 2,824
The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others. Samford University was founded as Howard College in 1841 and originally located in Marion, Alabama. Located in Birmingham since 1887, Samford is Alabama’s largest private university. Samford continues to value its historic relationship with Alabama Baptists.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Family Court, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Grace Dance Ministry, Impact Team, In His Hands, Mu Kappa, Student Ministries Choir, Son Reflectors, STARS, Student Ministries, Target Earth, Ville Crew, Word Players, Alpha @
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 7
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 37%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Heritage Association, International Club
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 7
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 4
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Step Sing, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Miss Samford Scholarship Pageant, Samford Speaker Series, Spring Fling, Welcome Back
  • Setting Suburban
  • Percent students who are frat members 24%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Lamba Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Phi Alpha, Hypatia, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Omicron Nu, Kappa Tau Alpha, Lambda Epsilon Chi, Lambda Pi Et
  • Number of sororities 7
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Birmingham, Alabama (10)
  • Distance to nearest train Birmingham, Alabama (6)
  • Distance to nearest bus Birmingham, Alabama (6)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 10%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 26
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 96%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms, men's dorms, special housing for disabled students, cooperative housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 64%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 26%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 96%
  • Number of students using college housing 66%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 25
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 38,513
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,700
  • Number Of Subscriptions 3,293
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Language lab, planetarium, conservatory, reflective telescope, geographic information systems lab, Global Center, Foucault Pendulum
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 260
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 766,761
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 10
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 17,110
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 135
  • Library Facilities Global Drug Information Center, Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library, Curriculum Materials and Technology Center, Global Center
  • Number Of Books in Library 644,024
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,000
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs AmSouth Bank, White Plume, Eli Lilly, Hoover School District, Homewood Schools, Mountain Brook Schools, State Farm, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 30%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
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