1841; 87th oldest university in the U.S. Largest privately supported institution for higher learning in Alabama.
3rd in the South
among regional universities, U.S. News & World Report (2015). Top-ranked university in Alabama in any category.
for student participation in international study abroad, Institute of International Education (2014)
for affordability by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes, The Princeton Review and other prestigious publications and rankings
in business, education, law and nursing also have been nationally ranked by various publications and organizations.
301 full-time, 85% with terminal degrees; zero classes taught by graduate assistants (Fall 2014)
Record Fall enrollment:
4,933 (3,051 undergraduate; 1,882 graduate/professional)
44 states, District of Columbia, 25 countries
25 undergraduate and graduate/professional
17 varsity sports (8 men, 9 women) competing at NCAA Division 1 level in the historic Southern Conference
About 125 honor, service, leadership, social, ministry, missions and other cocurricular and extracurricular organizations for students.
Annual undergraduate tuition:
Estimated annual direct cost of attendance:
$36,336 (tuition, fees, room and board)
One of three American Bar Association-accredited law schools in Alabama. One of two accredited pharmacy schools in Alabama. The only accredited graduate theology program based in Alabama. Complete list of accreditations
For God, For Learning, Forever, for YOU!
Samford provides its students with a unique blend of competitive academics and opportunities for spiritual growth. This rare combination provides for a very unique and enriching college experience.