- Class: Alum
- Major: Biology
- Gender: M
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Samford is that it actually IS a real Christian university. There are many colleges in this country that are Christian in name only and allow their students to engage in open debauchery. Samford is different. If you want to know what I mean, spend a weeknight at Samford and then spend a weeknight at another campus. There is a world of difference. The administration here means business when it says no drugs, no alcohol, and no sex. Some students may go off campus or sneak around to do these things but it's not something that you have to see if you don't want to. Futhermore, Samford has an unusually high concentration of genuinely good people that I have never seen at any institution. The faculty is nice, the student body is friendly and there is real Christian atmosphere here. It is the kind of place where if you see someone and say, "Hi," he or she says "Hi" back and smiles. Oh, and by the way, we have one of the most beautiful campuses in the entire Southeast.
Samford has a wonderful academic environment. Class sizes are good (30 students give or take a few) and are tought by qualified professors who speak English as a first language. Professors care about their students and most of my professors knew me by name. The curriculum was challenging enough to prepare us for graduate school but it wasn't like the professors were trying to fail everyone in order to make themselves look good. I was a Biology major and I felt that my department did a good job of preparing me. I had plenty of opportunities to participate in research projects and my professors were always easy to contact. Lectures were enjoyable and the professors made the students love Biology as much as they did. One of my professors helped me apply to an internship program at the University of Rochester. That summer I had the chance to work on a cancer research project with a Nobel Prize nominee. In the Fall I will be returning there to begin graduate school.
As I said earlier, the student body here has a friendly conservative Christian atmosphere. 65% of the student body is female so it would be a great place for a Christian guy to find a wife. Most students wear preppy clothes to class. You can find Emo people and the nerds of nerds if you look for them but that's not the norm. The Cafeteria is split into three main sections: left rows, center round tables, and right rows. The left rows are dominated by athletes and fraternities and there is one table where the band people sit. Center round tables are kind of a free for all for freshmen, sorority girls, and people who don't mind sitting somewhere new every once in a while. The right rows are mostly where the independents sit, as well as the occasional sorority table, the pharmacy table and the theater table. Keep in mind though that the college Caf is much more flexible than the average high school Caf.
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It is a genuine Christian university.