Samford University

Men's MCLA Contact: Nick Wagner
6 / 10
3,535 Undergrads / 5,619 Students
9 / 10
$30,695 Net Price
1 / 10
83% Admitted
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  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
65% / 76%
Calendar System
Four-one-four plan
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Birmingham Alabama Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Nashville Area
  • Huntsville Alabama Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Mobile Alabama Area
  • Montgomery Alabama Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Orlando Florida Area
  • Chattanooga Tennessee Area
  • Greater Memphis Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Knoxville Tennessee Area
  • Tuscaloosa Alabama Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
Where Grads Work
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • AT&T
  • Southern Company
  • UAB Medicine
  • BBVA Compass
  • Alabama Power Company
  • PwC
  • CVS Caremark Corporation
  • Walmart
  • Walgreens
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • US Army
  • Wells Fargo
What Grads Do
  • Healthcare Services
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Social Services
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Media and Communication
  • Legal
  • Arts and Design
  • Marketing
  • Administrative
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Accounting
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
520 - 620
520 - 610
1120 - 1340
23 - 32
21 - 27
23 - 29

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 500 - 610 for SAT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 3,912 1,306 2,606
% Admitted 83% 79% 86%
% Admits That Enroll 28% 27% 28%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.64
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (36%)
    Business (17%)
    Pharmaceutical Sciences (15%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (15%)
    Communication & Journalism (8%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (6%)
    Journalism (6%)
    Work and Family Studies (5%)
    Finance, General (5%)
    Education (4%)
    Human Development and Family Studies, General (3%)
    Accounting (3%)
    Teacher Education, Multiple Levels (3%)
    Social Sciences (3%)
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General (3%)
    English Language and Literature, General (2%)
    English Language & Literature (2%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$32,850
    Books & Supplies$1,000
    Cost of Living$10,980
    Personal Expenses$4,804
    Sticker Price$49,634

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship99%$17,168
    Federal Grants12%$5,597
    Pell Grants12%$4,528
    Other Federal10%$1,294
    State & Local Grants24%$1,113
    Institutional Grants99%$16,260
    Student Loans34%$9,064
    Federal Loans33%$5,274
    Other Loans7%$18,569

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $345 Million $61,457

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $20,702.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $15,832 $220

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 2.5%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 907 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $49,900

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.79 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 65% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 2 2
    Fondling 2 2
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary 15 14
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Single program-Education
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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