Samford University


Experiencing a sense of place is an important part of college life. At Samford University, place is defined in many ways - the beautiful campus, the rich traditions, the surrounding area and the people that make up this community.

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A Picturesque Campus

With more than 50 Georgian Colonial buildings set on a manicured 180-acre campus, Samford is an almost idyllic place to be your college home. The award-winning campus is often called one of the most beautiful in America.
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A Vibrant Metropolitan Area

You will enjoy the serenity provided by a suburban campus that is only minutes away from the heart of Birmingham. This metropolitan area of about one million people is rich in history and provides an extended context for experiencing all that college can be. With museums, galleries, parks, gardens, music, sports and other entertainment options, there is something for everyone. And, Birmingham is conveniently located close to the mountains for hiking and skiing and to the beach.
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Small Town Values

Samford is located in Homewood, a suburban community of about 26,000 that embraces its partnership with a nationally-recognized university. Its unique downtown features boutiques, trendy restaurants and established Birmingham restaurant traditions, and a setting that has been described as Mayberry-esque. But, you also can find major shopping outlets, a hospital and other opportunities that contribute to your Samford experience.
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Our beautiful campus

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Hidden Gems Series

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James Middleton Sizemore Chandeliers

The five chandeliers which hang elegantly in the grand foyer of the Leslie Stephen Fine Arts Center, the largest of which is made of hand-cut Czechoslovakian crystal, boast of a long history that predates their time at Samford.
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The Corts Honor Flag

The permanent flag hanging in Thomas E. and Marla H. Corts Arena has a special connection to the facility's namesake. The arena honors Samford University's late president and his wife.
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Samuel Sterling Sherman Plaque Outside Samford Hall

The first president of Samford University, then Howard College, was a 27-year old Vermont native, Samuel Sterling Sherman. Starting in 1842 with one building and one faculty member in Marion, Ala., he helped the school begin its lengthy maturation process that resulted in the Samford University of today.
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Campus Benches from Lambda Chi Alpha and Homewood Lions

Benches scattered around Samford University provide plenty of opportunities for people to relax and take in the picturesque beauty of the campus, thanks in part to a Samford Greek organization and a local civic club.
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The Flagpole

Standing centerfield at Joe Lee Griffin Field is a flagpole with a strong Samford University history.
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