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.

1841

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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#1

Alabama's Top Nationally Ranked Private University

#3

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

6th

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

#40

Best Value Private Universities in the U.S. Kiplinger’s
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13th

National Ranking for Graduate Online Nursing

168

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

13:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

5509

Total Student Enrollment
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97%

undergraduate alumni were employed, in internships or pursuing continuing education within six months of graduation (2017)
Students volunteering

45

States and 30 Countries Represented by Student Body

#5

In the South
Most Innovative U.S. News & World Report
All numbers are for the most recent academic year unless otherwise noted.