Published on August 14, 2015 by Brad Radice
Watch as more than 800 freshman arrive at Samford University Friday, Aug. 14, filled with excitement about beginning a new chapter in their lives.
They are already making history as part of the largest-ever freshman class at Samford. With transfers, the university will have more than 1,000 new students this fall, and total enrollment is expected to exceed 5,000 for the first time in Samford history.
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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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.