Study at Samford UniversitySamford University was founded in 1841 as Howard College. Its first classes were held on January 3, 1842. The college moved to its present campus in 1957. It gained university status on November 9, 1965, and was renamed Samford University in honor of Frank Park Samford. The university campus is spread across an area of around 180 acres in Homewood, Alabama. Samford University offers an array of degrees and programs through the following schools and colleges:
Samford University competes in the Southern Conference and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I. Its sports teams are known as the Samford Bulldogs. Among the famous graduates of Samford University are Deidre Downs, the winner of Miss America 2005; R. Albert Mohler, Jr. , the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Charles Crist, the Governor of Florida.
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School of the Arts
Profile of Samford UniversityStudents attend Samford University in Birmingham, AL, a large suburb. The school is proud of its Baptist status. Samford University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.
Samford University has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in medicine and law.
Samford University Selectivity
Samford University is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 630. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.
The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Samford University has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.
There are 4, 485 students at Samford University .
The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Samford University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Ohio Valley Conference.
Samford University Programs and Degrees
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|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
|Law||165||law, pre-law, foreign lawyers|
|Education and Teaching||135||early childhood education, educational administration, elementary school teaching, teacher education, education, student Counselling, music teaching, physical education teaching, . . . |
|Business and Management||132||business management, accounting, managerial economics, human resources, international business|
|Medicine||122||pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-med|
|Liberal Arts||115||history, English, political science, international relations, Spanish language, sociology, general studies, Classical languages, . . . |
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||98||registered nursing, nurse anesthetist|
|Religion and Philosophy||80||ministry, religion, theology, theological and ministerial studies, religious music, philosophy, philosophy and religious studies|
|Science||53||biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry|
|Family and Social Work||53||family studies, social service professions, food and related services, public administration|
|Media||52||journalism, communication studies|
|Nutrition and Exercise Therapy||30||exercise science, athletic trainer, health and physical Education|
|Therapy and Counselling||28||psychology|
|Design||20||interior design, graphic design|
|Music||11||music performance, piano, voice, music theory and composition|
|Engineering Technician||10||environmental control tech|
|Computer Science and Engineering||8||computer science|
|Drama and Performing Arts||6||drama, various performing arts|
|Art Studies||3||art studies|
|Conservation and Resource Management||3||environmental studies|
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