Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Samford University (Birmingham, AL)


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Samford University is ranked 50 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 166 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 33%
Applicants who took ACT 86%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+8%
600-69931%
600+39%

SAT Math Score

700+5%
600-69928%
600+33%

ACT Score

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

Students applied3,446
Students admitted3,149
Admission rate91%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate59%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$29,640
Fees$850
Room and board$10,280
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$41,770

Cost after need-based aid$26,698
Cost after non-need-based aid$31,548

Average debt at graduation$29,292

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$46,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met70%
Average need-based aid$15,072
Average non-need-based aid$10,222

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,341

Full-Time

Men1,114
Women2,093

Part-Time

Men46
Women88

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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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