Samford University

Birmingham, AL

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Samford University

Samford University


  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Other: Wellness housing.
Room & Board Expenses $8,250
Living On-Campus 68%
Living Off-Campus 32%

Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Samford University 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

College Life Rating

Life at Samford is like no other place I have been. The campus is absolutely gorgeous with millions spent on greenery every year, as well as jaw dropping historic architectural detail. It is great to go out and study on the quad, sit by the fountain, or simply just walk around and experience its beauty. The campus is very safe as well. Gates are open every day until midnight, and after allow only students and their visitors to enter. I even feel safe walking back to my dorm at 2 am after finishing an art project or watching a movie in a friend's dorm. There are so many different clubs and organizations available to join; way too many to count. Getting involved is so easy and fun. Samford is a great size because its big enough to where you can meet someone new every day, but small enough to where you see familiar faces often. Athletics are great at Samford with every event being free to students, and during football season there is tailgating with tons of free food. Weekends at Samford can be a lot of fun with all of the activities available in Birmingham to do. I will say that some people do go home on the weekends, but that only lasts about a month or two for freshman. After this homesick phase everyone generally stays and hangs out on the weekends. Activities students enjoy are swing dancing, movie nights, sporting events, eating out, shopping, and parties. Samford is a dry campus so all parties on campus do not allow alcohol, but there is plenty of activities off campus some students enjoy with alcohol if that's your thing too. There are so many great things about Samford, and I really recommend taking a visit to fully experience it!

Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(205) 726-2020
Medical Center Emergency Department
(205) 939-7100
Campus Police
Talbird Circle, Birmingham, AL 35229


Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Bulldogs
School Song: Samford University Alma Mater
School Colors: red and blue
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities fitness facility, tennis courts, swimming pool, gymnasium, track, alpine tower, climbing wall
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Southern Conference
Basketball: Southern Conference
Baseball: Southern Conference
Track: Southern Conference

Athletics Department at Samford University

Athletic Director Name
Martin Newton
Athletic Department Email

Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 5
Number of Sororities: 7
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 27%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 42%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services
  • Talking Books
  • Other: real-time captionists.

Other Services at Samford University

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Bobby Bowden, head football coach, Florida State University
  • Bill Stevens, president and CEO, Motion Industries
  • Donald M. Cathy, senior vice president, Chick-fil-A.

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