Samford University

country rank  513
world rank  1401

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University Overview

Founded in 1841, Samford University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Birmingham (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Alabama. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Samford University (SU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Samford University (SU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 177 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Acronym SU
Founded 1841
Motto For God, For Learning, Forever
Colours Red and blue

University Location

Address 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
35229-2240 Alabama
United States
T +1 (205) 726 2011
F +1 (205) 726 2754

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham 35229-2240
+1 (205) 726 3673
800 888 7218

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 300-399
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Southern Baptist Convention - www.sbc.net

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Samford University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation
1920


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (A

Affiliations

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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