• Samford University By the Numbers

    From distinguished faculty taking a genuine interest in students' success, to offering some of the smallest class sizes of colleges and universities in the country, Samford University offers a collegial, scholarly environment that continues to receive high ratings for quality of life and instruction.

  • 1841

    Samford University is established as Howard College. We are the 87th oldest university in the United States and 6th oldest in Alabama.
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    #1

    Alabama's Top Nationally Ranked Private University

    #4

    In the South
    Among Regional Universities U.S. News & World Report

    6th

    Samford University's Cumberland School of Law is ranked 6th nationally in trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report.

    #67

    Best Value Private Universities in the U.S. Kiplinger’s 2014
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    24th

    National Ranking for Online Nursing Graduate Education

    155

    Undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations offered by 10 schools (Arts, Arts & Sciences, Business, Divinity, Education, Health Professions, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health)

    13:1

    University Student-to-Faculty Ratio

    5206

    Total Student Enrollment
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    94%

    Samford University students employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
    Students volunteering

    46

    States and 32 Countries Represented by Student Body

    #22

    National Ranking for Study Abroad, IIE 2014
    All numbers are for 2015 unless otherwise noted.