The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • VMI is a public and Samford University is a private (not-for-profit) 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 (1,190) than VMI (1,190).
  • Samford University has higher submitted ACT score (25) 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 - Virginia Military Institute and Samford University.
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VMIvs.Samford University
Lexington, VirginiaLocationBirmingham, Alabama
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Bachelor's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Baccalaureate College - Arts & SciencesCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$19,670
Out-Of-State$48,324
Tuition & Fees$35,360
85% ($12,299)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)95% ($17,676)
$12,299Average Amount of Financial Aid$17,676
53.14 %Acceptance Rates83.19 %
48.96 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.05 %
1,190SAT Score1,195
25ACT Score26
74 %Graduation Rate79 %
22 %Transfer-out Rate-
80 %Retention Rate87 %
1,698Student Population5,729
142Number of Faculties362
11 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio12 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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