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 4 or more years schools.
  • VMI has more expensive tuition & fees ($47,220) than Samford University ($34,198).
  • It is harder to admit to VMI than Samford University.
  • VMI has a higher submitted SAT score (1,160) than Samford University (1,160).
  • Samford University has higher submitted ACT score (26) than VMI (25).
  • Samford University has more students with 5,619 students while VMI has 1,685 students.
  • Samford University has more full-time faculties with 361 faculties while VMI has 143 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
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedBachelor's degree
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
$34,198Tuition & Fees
In-State$19,210
Out-Of-State$47,220
92% ($15,760)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($14,188)
$15,760Average Amount of Financial Aid$14,188
83.19 %Acceptance Rates53.14 %
27.05 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)48.96 %
1,160SAT Score1,180
26ACT Score25
76 %Graduation Rate79 %
-Transfer-out Rate19 %
90 %Retention Rate89 %
5,619Student Population1,685
361Number of Faculties143
12 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio10 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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