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.

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.