Samford University

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Private Christian university in Homewood, Alabama

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About Samford University

According to Wikipedia, Samford University is a private Christian university in Homewood, Alabama. In 1841, the university was founded as Howard College. Samford University describes itself as the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It will become the 86th when its sister school, Judson College, completes its planned closing. The university enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries.

Samford University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
3,867 84% 77% 1160 26

How Much Does Samford University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $21,953
30K - 48K $22,866
48K - 75K $26,741
75K - 110K $32,175
110K+ $32,715

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Samford University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Samford University, then you can expect to earn an average of $59,800 per year. You also have a 89% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Samford University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
4,630 3,761 869

Where is Samford University?

Samford University is located at 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham AL 35229-2240

How Safe is Samford University?

Samford University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Samford University Known For?

Samford University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Samford University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Samford University's Most Influential Alumni?

Samford University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Nursing, Law, and Religious Studies. Here are some of Samford University's most famous alumni:

Albert Mohler
Albert Mohler
An American theologian.
Deidre Downs
Deidre Downs
An American physician.
Wayne Flynt
Wayne Flynt
An American historian.
Bobby Bowden
Bobby Bowden
An American football player and coach.
Ed Stetzer
Ed Stetzer
An American Christian writer.
Fred L. Lowery
A Retired Louisiana Baptist clergyman.
Janie Shores
An American judge .
W. Eugene Davis
A United States federal judge.
Kevin Newsom
A United States federal circuit judge.
Karon O. Bowdre
A United States federal judge.
Harold E. Martin
An American newspaper publisher and editor .
Amie Beth Dickinson
An American beauty pageant titleholder.