The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Samford University is a private (not-for-profit) and VMI is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • VMI has more expensive tuition & fees ($48,324) than Samford University ($35,360).
  • It is harder to admit to VMI than Samford University.
  • Samford University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,195) than VMI (1,190).
  • Samford University has higher submitted ACT score (26) than VMI (25).
  • Samford University has more students with 5,729 students while VMI has 1,698 students.
  • Samford University has more full-time faculties with 362 faculties while VMI has 142 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Samford University and Virginia Military Institute.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Samford UniversityVMI
Samford Universityvs.VMI
Birmingham, AlabamaLocationLexington, Virginia
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedBachelor's degree
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
$35,360Tuition & Fees
In-State$19,670
Out-Of-State$48,324
95% ($17,676)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)85% ($12,299)
$17,676Average Amount of Financial Aid$12,299
83.19 %Acceptance Rates53.14 %
27.05 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)48.96 %
1,195SAT Score1,190
26ACT Score25
77 %Graduation Rate85 %
-Transfer-out Rate12 %
87 %Retention Rate80 %
5,729Student Population1,698
362Number of Faculties142
12 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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