Posted by William Nunnelley on 2011-08-15

Samford University has been named one of America’s “Best 376 Colleges” by The Princeton Review in its 20th annual selection of the nation’s top institutions for undergraduate education.  Samford is profiled in The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, which includes only about 15 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

Selections to the list are based on “outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools,” institutional data, visits to schools over the years, feedback from students, and the opinions of its national college counselor advisory board, according to The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review is an education services company widely known for its test prep programs and college and graduate school guides.

Samford also recently was named to Forbes’ 2011 ranking of America’s Best Colleges.  It is included in the 100 best values among private universities by Kiplinger’s and has been ranked in the top tier of its peer group by U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings for more than two decades.

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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.