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 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 (1,180) than Samford University (1,160).
  • Samford University has higher submitted ACT score (25) 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 - Virginia Military Institute and Samford University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
VMISamford University
VMIvs.Samford University
Lexington, VirginiaLocationBirmingham, Alabama
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
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$19,210
Out-Of-State$47,220
Tuition & Fees$34,198
71% ($14,188)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)92% ($15,760)
$14,188Average Amount of Financial Aid$15,760
53.14 %Acceptance Rates83.19 %
48.96 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.05 %
1,180SAT Score1,160
25ACT Score26
79 %Graduation Rate76 %
19 %Transfer-out Rate-
89 %Retention Rate90 %
1,685Student Population5,619
143Number of Faculties361
10 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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