Samford University (Birmingham, AL) – Best Values in Colleges
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Overall Ranking: 115
Private Colleges Ranking: 34

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 33%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 86%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+11%
600-69945%
600+56%

SAT Math Score

700+4%
600-69936%
600+40%

ACT Score

30-3620%
24-2955%
24+75%

Students applied3,808
Students admitted3,168
Admission rate83%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate65%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$30,800
Fees$—
Room and board$10,550
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$43,200

Cost after need-based aid$27,341
Cost after non-need-based aid$32,352

Average debt at graduation$27,539

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met69%
Average need-based aid$15,859
Average non-need-based aid$10,848

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,373

Full-Time

Men1,103
Women2,163

Part-Time

Men41
Women66

Freshmen retained87%


# - 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.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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