1841
Samford University is established as Howard College. We are the 87th-oldest university in the United States.
47
States and 28 Countries Represented by Student Body
 
#1
in Alabama
The Economist (2016) and The Wall Street Journal  (2019)
#3
Nationally for Student Engagement
The Wall Street Journal 
 
15th
Cumberland School of Law national ranking in trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report.
 
34th
Best Value Private Universities in the U.S. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (2019)
170+
Undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations offered by 10 schools (arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health)
 
5,692
Total Student Enrollment
13:1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
 
7th
Most Innovative in the South U.S. News & World Report (2019)
96%
of undergraduate alumni are working or in further study within six months of graduation.

All numbers are for the most recent academic year unless otherwise noted.