Published on June 1, 2015  

A few days after commencement weekend I received a letter from the father of two Samford graduates.  One of the students graduated this May.  Pleased with the experiences of his students, he chose—through the lens of a parent—to provide five answers to the question, “Why Samford?”  Here they are:


  1. So many classes are taught by full professors.
  2. Tremendous opportunities for international studies.
  3. “No co-ed dorms.”
  4. The requirement of a senior thesis.
  5. “Most importantly, Samford has maintained a biblical world view in an intellectually rigorous environment.” 


This dad also took the time to highlight a few of the people who contributed to the success of his Samford graduates:  Larry Davenport, Dave and Robin Johnson, and Julie Steward. 

The world is better, according to this thoughtful father, because of at least five reasons, all of them found at Samford.



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.