About Samford University

Samford University is a leading, nationally ranked, Christian university. Samford University was founded in 1841 and is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the USA. It is located in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Homewood, with a campus that covers approximately 247 acres. It is also renowned for its beauty and Georgian-Colonial style architecture.

The university currently enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries. Samford’s 55,923 alumni have included more than 60 members of the U.S. Congress, eight state governors, two U.S. Supreme Court justices, one U.S. Secretary of State, four Rhodes Scholars, multiple Emmy and Grammy award-winning artists, two national championship football coaches, and recipients of the Pulitzer and Nobel Peace prizes. Samford is the top-ranked university in Alabama in national rankings published by The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st in the nation for student engagement. The university is classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a doctoral/professional institution and the student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1.

Samford University has 17 intercollegiate sports which include basketball (eight men’s and nine women’s) that participate at the NCAA Division 1 level. The Samford Bulldogs have won 57 conference championships since joining the Southern Conference in 2008. Samford’s athletic teams are among the top schools in the nation in the NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR). The university received an overall score of 98%, ranking 6th place among all Division 1 universities in the nation!

Samford’s mission to nurture student development intellectually, ethically, and spiritually is fostered through an array of opportunities which include: 129 student organizations, global engagement in more than 19 different countries, and nearly 300 courses that incorporate community service. Additionally, undergraduate students complete Samford’s core curriculum, providing a well-rounded foundation in the liberal arts. The result is an educational experience that results in 97% of undergraduate alumni being employed or in further study within six months of graduation.

Samford is regularly recognized as one of the best Christian universities in the United States and has received high marks for academic quality and value.

Samford offers undergraduate programs through 10 academic schools in: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. The university has one of three accredited law schools and one of only two accredited pharmacy schools in Alabama. Also, Samford’s Beeson Divinity School is the only fully accredited graduate divinity school based in Alabama.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”VISIT THIS SCHOOLS WEBSITE” color=”success” i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-user-graduate” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.samford.edu%2F”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Samford University Location

Samford University is built in the Georgian Colonial style, now located approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of downtown Birmingham in Homewood, Alabama’s Shades Valley along Lakeshore Drive in Homewood, just 2 miles (3 km) from Interstate 65.

Homewood is a city in southeastern Jefferson County of Alabama. It is a suburb of Birmingham, located on the other side of Red Mountain. As of 2019, the estimated population was 25,377. Homewood is also home to more fast food restaurants per capita than any other town in the United States.

Homewood is all and with the U.S. Census Bureau stating the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21 km2). Shades Creek, which is part of the Cahaba River system, runs through Homewood. It has a feel of a small town southern life meets vibrant. It has contemporary retail, dining and entertainment options. It is an easy-to-find, easier-to-get-around neighborhood.

In Homewood, the summers are long, hot, and muggy. The winters are short, cold, and wet and, it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 90°F and is rarely below 21°F or above 96°F.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Samford Degree Programs

Here you can find the degree programs offered by Samford University for you to choose from. Take a look below to see if this school offers the area of study you wish to pursue.



Samford University Tuition

Here are the tuition fees and costs to attend Samford University. Listed below are the tuition & fees, mandatory fees, and room and board costs for in state and out of state prospective students.

Cost figures assume that the student is dependent and are based on a full-time, undergraduate student taking 12–18 credit hours per semester during the day, living on campus in Pittman, Smith or Vail Hall, and holding a carte blanche meal plan. Students taking less than 12 hours will pay per credit hour. Students taking more than 18 credit hours will pay the tuition for full-time students as well as an additional per credit hour rate for each credit hour above 18 hours.

Undergraduate Tuition 
12-18 Credit Hours 17,875 per semester
Less Than 12, More Than 18 Credit Hours 1,196 per credit
Summer (all credits) 900 per credit
Audit – Degree or Non-degree Seeking 1,196 per credit
Study Abroad 324 per credit
Professional Studies 382 per credit

Undergraduate Fees
University-Level Fees varies – see University-Level Fee schedule
Program Fees (if applicable) varies – see Undergraduate School Program Fee schedule
Course Fees (if applicable) varies – see Undergraduate Course Fee schedule

Residence Halls (based upon double occupancy)
West Village 4,866 per semester
West Campus 3,783 per semester
Beeson Woods 3,506 per semester
Evergreen, Mountain View 3,168 per semester
Vail, Smith, Pittman 3,168 per semester
Student Apartments 2,636 per semester
Summer Housing 930 per term

Meal Plans 
19 Meals + $200 Dining Dollars 2,645 per semester
12 Meals/week + $250 Dining Dollars 2,025 per semester
7 Meals/week + $300 Dining Dollars 1,371 per semester
80 Meal Block + $400 Dining Dollars 1,371 per semester
19 Meals/week – Summer 648 per term
12 Meals/week – Summer 519 per term
19 Meals/week – May Term 374 per term
12 Meals/week – May Term 320 per term

Freshman are required to live on campus and hold a 19-meals/week plan regardless of earned credit hours.Transfer students and upperclassmen who have earned at least 32 credit hours or are in the second year of residency are required to hold a 12 meals/week plan or higher. Students who have earned at least 64 credit hours or are in third year of residency have their choice of any of the meal plans. All on-campus residents are required to purchase a meal plan. Commuters may choose to purchase any meal plan. Except for entering freshmen, students may change their meal plan selection through the end of the first week of a semester, if

Tuition and Fees – $36,724
Room* and Board  – $11,626
Total Cost for 2022-2023** – $48,350

*Based on double occupancy room in Vail, Smith, Pittman, Evergreen, or Mountain View Halls
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Samford University Basketball Information

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