Samford University by the Numbers

From distinguished faculty taking a genuine interest in students' success, to offering some of the smallest class sizes of colleges and universities in the country, Samford University offers a collegial, scholarly environment that continues to receive high ratings for quality of life and instruction.


Samford University is established as Howard College. We are the 87th oldest university in the United States and 6th oldest in Alabama.
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Alabama's Top Nationally Ranked Private University


In the South
Among Regional Universities U.S. News & World Report


Samford University's Cumberland School of Law is ranked 6th nationally in trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report.


Best Value Private Universities in the U.S. Kiplinger’s 2017
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National Ranking for Graduate Online Nursing 2016


Undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations offered by 10 schools (Arts, Arts & Sciences, Business, Divinity, Education, Health Professions, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health)


Student-to-Faculty Ratio


Total Student Enrollment
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May undergraduate alumni were employed, in internships or pursuing continuing education within six months of graduation. (2016)
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States and 29 Countries Represented by Student Body


National Ranking for Study Abroad, IIE 2015
All numbers are for the most recent academic year unless otherwise noted.