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Samford University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationD+
Individual ValueC University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeF
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsB
SafetyA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Unhelpful

Female
ACT:26
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Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
University Resource Use
F
Highest Rating
Academic Success
A
She cares more about University Resource Use than the average student.
Date: Sep 10 2013
Major: Education (This Major's Salary over time)
The atmosphere at Samford is quite strange. The only type of people who like Samford are a very specific group of people. If you are an evangelical christian from a small town who is afraid to grow up, you will probably love it. The school completely babies you and social events are scarce besides praise and worship. Most social events are things that I would have been exited about in junior high, for example roller skating and watching "Monster's Inc" in the quad. The campus feels isolated from Birmingham and only has 1 library, caf, and workout center that are all quite small. Besides the caf, your only dining options are Chik fil a and crappy overpriced sandwiches and Mexican food. You have to live on campus until you are 21 and currently only 1 residence building is apartment style; so you will prob be eating in that crappy caf for most of your time living on campus. Samford is more like a boarding school rather than a place where on grows into an adult. Most of the kids here are label obsessed, so be prepared to shell out $50 so you can flaunt a Vineyard Vines T shirt around campus. All of the kids here are carbon copies of each other. Preppy Southern Baptists who don't think about much. The girls are all husband hunters too. On a personal note, I am not a liberal atheist hipster. I am actually a upper middle class conservative Christian from the South, but sometimes I feel like an alien in the Samford universe. If you are thinking of attending Samford I STRONGLY recommend many visits and definitely an overnight. Get to know some students and the campus and see if it is for you.
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