Quick Facts

Established: 1841
Accrediting Body: SACSCOC
Enrollment: 5,509
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Alumni: 49,000+

The 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, Samford University is a globally-engaged teaching and research university rooted firmly in its vibrant Christian mission.


The Samford Bulldogs compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports as members of the tradition-rich Southern Conference.


Serving as communicators, healers, educators, entertainers and politicians, more than 49,000 Samford alumni have a local, national, and global impact across 50 states and 96 countries.