Posted by William Nunnelley on 2000-01-14

Samford University ranks 18th nationally among master's degree institutions in the number of students studying abroad, according to the most recent annual study by the Institute of International Education.

Samford sent 264 students abroad during the 1997-98 academic year, said the study reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education in December.

Samford's London Study Centre is the keystone of an international program which carries students to four continents. More than 3,000 have studied in England and other parts of Europe since Samford purchased its London Centre--now known as Daniel House--in 1984.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.