Samford University (Cumberland)
800 Lakeshore Drive
#97 in Presence of Minority Faculty
Samford Law ranks #97 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (12.5%).
#113 in Employment Rate at Graduation
#146 in Employment Rate at 10 MonthsSamford Law ranks #113 in terms of graduates employed at the time of graduation (40.6%) and #146 in terms of graduates employed ten months after graduation (68.1%).
#120 in Bar Passage Rate
Samford Law ranks #120 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (76.3%), and it outperforms by +6.7% the state of Alabama’s overall bar passage rate of 69.6%. (A national comparison on this metric should be taken in a qualified sense and with caution, because every state has a different bar passage rate.)
#122 in Private Sector Salary
Samford Law is tied for #122 in terms of the median starting salary among graduates working in private practice as law firm associates ($65,000).
#132 in Library Size
Samford Law ranks #132 in terms of library size with 327,072 volumes or equivalents.
#136 in Median Undergraduate GPA
Samford Law ranks #136 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (3.31) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.
#140 in Highest Tuition
Samford Law ranks #140 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students ($40,150). We rank from a total of 283 tuition rates from 194 law schools, ranking twice those law schools that have different in-state and out-of-state tuition rates.
#148 in Median LSAT
Samford Law is tied for #148 in terms of the median LSAT score (151) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
#161 in Public Sector Salary
Samford Law is tied for #161 in terms of median starting salary among graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level ($46,000).
#162 in Presence of Female Faculty
Samford Law is tied for #162 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (32.1%).
#175 in Student to Faculty Ratio
Samford Law is tied for #175 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (9.8:1).
#177 in Presence of Minority Students
Samford Law ranks #177 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (19.1%).
#191 in Acceptance Rate
Samford Law ranks #191 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 74.1% among those who applied for admission.
Fall 2020 Application Information
|Application Deadline:||April 15|
|LSAT Score (Median)||151||151|
|LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)||149-154||148-153|
|GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)||3.10-3.57||2.98-3.53|
Bar Exam Statistics
|State in which most graduates took bar exam:||AL||AL|
|School's bar passage rate:||76.3%||84.3%|
|State overall bar passage rate:||69.6%||78.8%|
|School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:||+6.7%||+5.5%|
|Graduates employed at graduation:||40.6%||23.5%|
|Graduates employed 10 months after graduation:||68.1%||63.2%|
Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board:||$9,850||$9,500|
|Proportion of full-time students receiving grants:||88.7%||49.3%|
|Median grant amount among full-time students:||$13,500||$15,000|
|Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt:||$121,239||$124,106|
|Proportion of graduates who incurred debt:||76.6%||96.5%|
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Students & Faculty
|Student Racial Demographics:||
|Student-to-Faculty Ratio:||9.8 : 1||N/A|
Full-Time Starting Salaries
|Private Sector (Median):||$65,000||$60,000|
|Public Sector (Median):||$46,000||$50,000|
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|Volumes and equivalents:||327,072||310,374|