Published on November 4, 2019
On Friday and Saturday we’ll welcome thousands of alums and their family members and friends back to campus. I’m reminded this morning of a recent conversation with one of those alums, chatting with me about his college experience. He recounted his most difficult course at Samford, taught by a faculty member with high expectations. “I never worked harder in college than in that course, and I learned more in that course than in any other,” the graduate said to me.
The world is better because of the high expectations of the Samford faculty.
About Samford University—Samford 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.