Total Enrollment 4,658
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 12 : 1

Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240
(205) 726-2011

Samford University is a private, coeducational, Southern Baptist-affiliated university located in Homewood, Alabama, a Birmingham suburb. The campus is located in the mountainous area of Shades Valley, less than six miles south of Birmingham. The area provides many opportunities for visitors seeking vigorous outdoor activity, sometimes throwing in a touch of history for good measure. East Lake Park provides numerous outdoor opportunities, including a hike around one of Birmingham��s oldest parks. Visitors can also fish, sunbathe, or play golf at nearby Don Hawkins Golf Course. The Civil Rights Trail is a walk that visits a variety of major Civil Rights�Vera more »

Information based on 2010 data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

General Information
Institution Type 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities ROTC (Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Federal Aid Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Degrees/Certificates Offered One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student 7%
Yearly Application Deadline August 1
Admissions Office Phone 800-888-7218
Admissions Office Email [email protected]
Admissions Office Address 800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35229
Admissions Website (find financial aid info here)
Application Website
Application Fee $35

In order to be accepted to Samford University, you should have:

  • A High School GPA
  • A High School Record
  • Completed a college prep course
  • SAT and ACT test scores
Test Scores
SAT Reading (25th Percentile) 520
SAT Reading (75th Percentile) 645
SAT Math (25th Percentile) 520
SAT Math (75th Percentile) 650
ACT Composite (25th Percentile) 21
ACT Composite (75th Percentile) 28
ACT English (25th Percentile) 23
ACT English (75th Percentile) 31
ACT Math (25th Percentile) 22
ACT Math (75th Percentile) 28
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