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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About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.