Published on September 6, 2023  
samford 2023 freshman record class

Samford University announced its largest total enrollment in the history of the institution with 5,791 students. It also set new records for the largest class of first year students and the largest number of undergraduate students. This fall, 1,080 first year students enrolled at Samford, which is an increase from last year’s record number of 972. The total number of undergraduate students is 3,832.

The students represent 49 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, Puerto Rico and 16 countries.

“We are thrilled to report our largest total enrollment in university history. This is a testament to the hard work of our entire campus and the strong desire our students have for a Samford education,” said Jason Black, Samford’s vice president for enrollment management.

The university also set a record for the total number of new students with 1,163 matriculating this fall. Samford has enjoyed 15 years of consecutive enrollment records, continuing to grow at a time when many universities across the nation are experiencing enrollment declines.

For more information about how to apply to Samford, visit its Admissions website.

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.