1841
Samford University is established as Howard College. We are the 87th-oldest university in the United States.
45
States and 30 Countries Represented by Student Body
 
#1
in Alabama
The Economist and The Wall Street Journal
#3
In the South Among Regional Universities
U.S. News & World Report
 
10th
Cumberland School of Law national ranking in trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report.
 
50th
Best Value Private Universities in the U.S. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
168
Undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations offered by 10 schools (arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health)
 
5,619
Total Student Enrollment
13:1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
 
5th
Most Innovative in the South U.S. News & World Report
97%
Undergraduate alumni employed, in internships or pursuing continuing education within six months of graduation (2017)

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