Samford University

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University Overview

Founded in 1841, Samford University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Birmingham (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Alabama. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Samford University (SU) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Samford University (SU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 179 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym SU
Founded 1841
Motto For God, For Learning, Forever
Colours Red and blue

University Location

Address 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham (population range: 50,000-249,999)
35229-2240 Alabama
United States
T +1 (205) 726 2011
F +1 (205) 726 2754

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham 35229-2240
+1 (205) 726 3673
800 888 7218

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Southern Baptist Convention -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ACEND
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ACPE
  • American Bar Association ABA
  • Association of Theological Schools ATS
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation CIDA
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs COA
  • National Association of Schools of Music NASM
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre NAST
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP

Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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