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Colleges / Samford University

Samford University

Birmingham, AL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

Samford University Student Life

Samford University Student Activities

Interested in Greek life?

Samford University has the SGA. In fact, more students participate in the SGA than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Samford University include Latino Club, International Club, International Justice Mission and League of Women Voters.

Samford University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Family Weekend and Hanging of the Green and Lighting of the Way.

Does Samford University Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Samford University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus 63%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing 2,375
Number of Students Living On-Campus 2,214
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus

Samford University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Samford University students live on campus. In 2023, 63% of undergrads at Samford University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 37% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Samford University. There are 2,375 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,672 undergraduates. In the 2022-2023 school year, 2,214 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Samford University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Samford University Athletics

At Samford University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Samford University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at Samford University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Samford University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Samford University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Samford University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to Samford University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Samford University, take Interstate 65 to Birmingham, AL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Alabama you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Samford University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About Samford University

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Samford University Students

68%

Women

32%

Men

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

28%

In State

72%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

85%

5%

4%

2%

1%

1%

1%

0.16%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

3,672

Graduate Students

2,011

Non-Resident / International Students

34

Samford University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,683

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

83%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$38,144

Out-of-State

$38,144

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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