Samford Rankings and Evaluation

Overview

Samford University is ranked 134th in National Universities and 1st in Alabama Colleges.
Next statements evaluate Samford University by comparing key academic facts to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.
  • It has very expensive tuition & fees of $34,198.
  • The acceptance rate (83%) is much higher (very easy to get in).
  • The SAT & ACT scores (1,160 SAT, 26 ACT) is average.
  • It has very large number of students of 5,619.
  • It offers very diverse area of study (134 programs).
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National Universities
#134 in National Universities
Alabama Colleges
#1 in Alabama Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of Samford are $34,198 and it is very expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University $34,198

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $26,737

4-Years Colleges $22,926

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama $17,405

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 graduate tuition & fees of Samford are $21,227 and it is expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University $21,227

All U.S. Colleges $18,842

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $18,688

4-Years Colleges $18,848

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama $12,141

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Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of Samford is 83% and it is much higher (very easy to get in) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University 83%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 66%

4-Years Colleges 68%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama 55%

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, of Samford is 28% and the yield is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University 28%

All U.S. Colleges 37%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 35%

4-Years Colleges 35%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama 32%

SAT Scores

The average SAT score submitted by enrolled students at Samford is 1,160 and it is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University 1,160

All U.S. Colleges 1,123

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 1,132

4-Years Colleges 1,124

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama 1,092

ACT Scores

The average ACT score submitted by enrolled students at Samford is 26 and it is lower compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University 26

All U.S. Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 69

4-Years Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama 62

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Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at Samford is 76% and it is extremely higher (most students completed in-time) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University 76%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 56%

4-Years Colleges 51%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama 44%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at Samford is 90% and it is extremely higher (most students continue to attend) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University 90%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 74%

4-Years Colleges 73%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama 66%

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Student Population

The total student population at Samford is 5,619 and its population very large compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University 5,619

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 2,477

4-Years Colleges 4,686

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama 1,218

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at Samford is $15,760 which is 46.08% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is lower compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University $15,760

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $16,488

4-Years Colleges $12,161

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama $10,572

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at Samford is 12 to 1 and the ratio is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University 12 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 12 to 1

4-Years Colleges 14 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama 13 to 1

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Number of Programs

Samford offers 134 programs and it means very diverse area of study compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University 134

All U.S. Colleges 37

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 45

4-Years Colleges 58

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama 35

Number of Online Programs

Samford offers 11 online programs and it means average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama.

Samford University 11

All U.S. Colleges 13

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 12

4-Years Colleges 15

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama 11

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