Samford University

Acceptance Rate 83.01 %
SAT Average 1,170
2023 Tuition & Fees $36,725
Student Population 5,758
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $17,676

Academic Overview

Samford University Campus, Birmingham, AL
Samford University is a private (not-for-profit), four-years institute located in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a Doctoral/Research University by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
Samford University is affiliated with Baptist.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $36,725 for undergraduate students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $21,921.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 5,758 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 83.01% and the graduation rate is 79% last year.
The salary after graduation from Samford University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $59,800. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Samford's tuition & fees is $36,725. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees is $21,921.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Samford. The acceptance rate of Samford is 83.01% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 27.00%. The average graduation rate is 79% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $17,676 and 95% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 5,758 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Samford University is 83.01 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Samford University is 79 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Samford University is 89 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Samford University is 5,758
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Samford University is 12 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $17,676 at Samford University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229-2240
Online Applicationwww.samford.edu/admission/apply
Financial Aidwww.samford.edu/departments/financial-services/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.samford.edu/admission/net-price-calculator
Veterans Tuitionwww.samford.edu/departments/financial-services/veterans
Disability Servicewww.samford.edu/departments/disability-resources/

Offered Degrees

Samford offers 120 major programs through online and on-site education where 21 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Doctorate (Research)10
Doctorate (Practical)127
Post-Bachelor's Certificate31
Post-Master's Certificate41

Special Learning Opportunities

Samford University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:2,375)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,110)

Veterans Benefits

Samford University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges