College Sophomore 2013-08-02T18:00:38Z
Even though I was offered full-ride scholarships to other universities, I chose to attend Samford University despite limited financial assistance because the school has a reputation of excellence and is home to many world-renowned professors. This reputation has proved true. I have been challenged and enriched.
College Sophomore 2013-08-02T17:58:10Z
Samford is just minutes away from downtown Birmingham where there are many activities, many restaurant choices, and a brand new baseball stadium was just built. It is also less than a mile from Brookwood Mall with great shopping options, and within driving distance of the Riverchase Galleria.
College Sophomore 2013-08-02T17:54:22Z
Athletic programs at Samford are growing yearly...so is student/fan involvement in attending sporting events and being spirited. It was exciting going to football and basketball games in my freshman year. Intramurals are also a huge deal at Samford.
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T20:59:00Z
I am not entirely aware of all of the transportation options that take place at my school. I am a local student that lives within 10 minutes of the school, so I do not require transportation services. My friends that live in other states have never spoken of any problems to me, though.
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T20:53:43Z
Samford University is located in a unique area. Homewood, Alabama is located less than a mile from Brookwood Mall, which is a great place to shop (it includes many popular stores and a brand new Target store), and it is surrounded by many restaurants that range in price from reasonable, Like Jason's Deli, to expensive restaurants like Brio and Cocina Superior. There are also many strip malls near Samford that contain restaurants popular with Samford students, such as Newk's and Nothing but Noodles. Conveniently, Samford is located within minutes of Mountain Brook, Hoover, and Dowtown Birmingham--all of these locations have dining options. The restaurant options near Samford are varied enough to never become repetitive.
College Senior 2013-07-08T03:11:24Z
Health & Safety:
Since I live off campus, this is great. I came onto campus late one night. They close one of the gates at night. There is a campus safety officer out there to check if you have a Samford parking decal. If you don't, you cannot be on campus.
Even if I have to stay very late when I am studying, I feel safe walking on campus at night.
College Sophomore 2013-05-31T04:12:39Z
All of my professors have been great. I don't love the way the Spanish classes are set up online but Prof. Moore was my favorite teacher! If you can take her, do it! Also Dr. Bolden gives a lot of homework but it's not hard and she is so nice about late work. Talk to your advisor, but also look at your schedule and try to keep yourself on track if you want to graduate in 4. They mean well but not all the advisors give the best advice all the time.
College Sophomore 2013-05-31T04:06:44Z
It seems like there are a lot of majors and a lot of really good programs. I'm here for interior design which not a lot of schools have around here. I haven't heard bad things about any of the departments and Samford keeps adding new majors.
College Sophomore 2013-05-31T04:01:05Z
The freshman dorms are ok, they just got new washers so that's nice. Upperclassmen have a bit farther to walk to their classes but it's not too bad. Some upperclassmen decide to stay in Pittman, which I really don't understand.
College Sophomore 2013-05-23T18:53:16Z
Its a conservative private university, so people aren't there for the "crazy night party life"
College Sophomore 2013-05-23T18:50:34Z
Its rare for athletes to be able to eat what is served as the main courses for the meals, we usually have to stick with the salad bar and grilled chicken options
College Senior 2013-05-12T01:11:05Z
Samford is a dry campus, but alcohol is very common (at least in the Greek community).
While most people will tell you there isn't much of a drug presence, I have to disagree. The majority of people I hang around do drugs, but this is just the group of people I am around. For the most part people [who do drugs] just smoke weed, but every once in awhile there's people who do acid, molly and coke. If drugs are your thing, you'll be most likely to find them around the frats... just not pi kapp.
College Student 2013-05-11T00:52:22Z
From what I've observed so far, in terms of race, religious beliefs, and political beliefs, Samford has a pretty well maintained balance. Everyone gives the impression of respecting the other.
College Junior 2013-04-23T20:21:48Z
The baseball, softball, and basketball teams are all great teams. The football team could use some work, but the athletes here are dedicated and work crazy hard to improve.
College Junior 2013-04-23T20:14:19Z
The students involved in Greek life are also deeply involved in many other facets on campus, such as Student Government Associations, religious affiliated clubs, etc. The Greek life is also very interactive within the Greek community on campus. The fraternities and sororities frequently have mixers, and support one anothers fund raisers.
College Sophomore 2013-04-07T17:16:26Z
Health & Safety:
Campus Safety can be very helpful, but also very pointless. They will help you jump-start your car, but spend too much time writing parking tickets instead of helping with actual needs.
Health services is also a waste of my tuition money. They do not help, and often are just a waste of precious time.
College Sophomore 2013-04-07T17:14:28Z
Students are required to live on-campus until the age of 21. After that, your options are limited if you want to be close to campus, because campus is in a pretty high-priced neighborhood. There are places that are cheaper, but they are of low quality. This encourages students to live in the pricey on-campus upperclassmen housing.
College Junior 2013-03-11T01:58:23Z
I am in an online adn-msn program. It is a very enjoyable program, It is unique in that the teachers are very accessible, inspirational, and helpful. I am enjoying it very much.
College Junior 2013-03-11T01:51:59Z
You must apply through the nursing cast system. online application. Very easy to do
College Junior 2013-03-10T13:50:12Z
Samford is a great place to be as far as computers go! We have many computer labs scattered throughout campus. The largest of these is in the University Library. The computers there are dual platform- meaning they can run as either a PC or a Mac. There is also free wifi all over campus, so you can use your laptop anywhere. Printers are many at the library. And printing is free! The only thing I would suggest to Samford is that they get at least another color printer. They only have one in the JMC lab, and it's primarily used by JMC students. But overall, the technological scene at SU is great.
College Junior 2013-03-10T13:43:06Z
Health & Safety:
Campus Safety does its job well-It keeps the campus safe. Samford University might not have as many "dangers" or "violations" as some other schools around it, but Campus Safety takes care of what does go on here. There are emergency phones all over campus, and maps that show where these phones are. They guard the gate so that people can't just drive in or out after 10:30 pm. They drive around campus occasionally to make sure all is going well, and when there are problems, they fix it or they address it. For example, for some reason, a couple of snakes made their way to the quad last semester. Campus Safety sent a campus-wide email informing everyone about this and advising them to avoid the quad until they took care of the problem. These are the things that convince me Samford's public safety department is a good one.
College Senior 2013-02-11T15:44:49Z
Classes at Samford University are very rigorous. You definitely have to stay on top of your schoolwork and extracurricular activities.
College Senior 2013-02-11T15:40:27Z
The weather is generally mild. I would say the average temperature is about 60. It gets very hot in the summer/spring months and not too cold in the winter/fall months. Snow is incredibly rare. When the weather is nice, people sit and study on the quad in the middle of campus.
College Senior 2013-02-11T15:37:55Z
There really isn't much drug and alcohol visibility at Samford. Drinking is a popular activity on the weekends, but this usually happens off campus.
College Senior 2013-02-09T16:49:54Z
I am not sure about transportation at samford. I am a commuter but once I drive to campus I never have to leave to go to a place because everything is in walking distance. The cafe and the fast food options are close near the library so you don't have to walk far.
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