Samford University

country rank  497
world rank  1488

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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 178 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.

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

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
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)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type 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

Accreditations

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 (AACSB)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019