Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Samford University (Birmingham, AL)


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Samford University is ranked 40 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 130 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 35%
Applicants who took ACT 86%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+5%
600-69927%
600+32%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69927%
600+30%

ACT Score

30-3618%
24-2954%
24+72%

Students applied3,196
Students admitted2,982
Admission rate93%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate59%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$28,552
Fees$850
Room and board$9,830
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$40,232

Cost after need-based aid$25,428
Cost after non-need-based aid$30,557

Average debt at graduation$23,772

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$45,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met65%
Average need-based aid$14,804
Average non-need-based aid$9,675

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,168

Full-Time

Men1,088
Women1,952

Part-Time

Men35
Women93

Freshmen retained89%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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