Posted by William Nunnelley on 2003-04-07

Samford University has been named to a list of 100 "Colleges Worth Considering" compiled by Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews.

The list of "colleges and universities that deserve bigger reputations" appeared in the April 1 edition of The Post.

"I called them hidden gems," said Mathews, who enlisted the help of high school guidance counselors in compiling the list.

Samford "offers a range of opportunities in education, nursing, pharmacy, the performing arts and pre-professional courses for future doctors and lawyers," said Mathews' story.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.