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Samford University

Samford University

+1 205-726-2011

800 Lakeshore Dr Homewood, AL USA 35229

Samford University is a Christian university which was founded in 1841. It is the 87th oldest university in the country. The acceptance rate is 84% and the graduation rate is 76%.

Samford University students represent 22 countries and 48 states across the country. 1.3% of the student body are international students, 19.08% are minorities, and 67% are women. There are 3,607 undergraduate students and 2,153 graduate students.

The student-faculty ratio at Samford is just 14 to 1. Student at the university have an average GPA of 3.8, an average SAT score of 1,168, and an average ACT score of 26.

There are ten academic schools at Samford University. It is also home to one of three accredited law schools in Alabama. It is also home to one of the two accredited pharmacy schools in the state. Further, it is home to the only fully accredited divinity school in Alabama.

Merit scholarships are awarded based on academic achievements and community service/engagement. All students who are admitted to the school are automatically considered for scholarships. All merit awards are guaranteed for a full eight semesters or until graduation. Tuition at Samford is $35,360.

Samford University does offer study abroad opportunities in 19 countries as well as two different honors programs. There is the University Fellows Program as well as the Micah Fellows Program for Christian Service and Community Engagement.

There are more than 166 student organizations on campus. Further, more than 300 courses incorporate community service into the curriculum.

97% of alumni are employed or furthering their education within six months of graduation. Alumni have served very notable roles. 60 members of Congress, eight governors, one U.S. Secretary of State, four Rhodes Scholars, two U.S. Supreme Court justices, and many recipients of the Emmy, Grammy, Pulitzer, and Nobel Peace prizes have been Samford graduates.

It has been ranked number one in the country for student engagement by the Wall Street Journal.

Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama. It is more than 247 acres in size and has remarkable Georgian-Colonial style architecture.

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