In my first months at Samford, a student—a freshman—stopped me on the campus to relate a brief story.  She said that a few days following her first exam in one of her courses, she received a telephone call from the professor in the course.  The professor told her that he had graded her exam, that he knew of her strong academic record in high school, and that he was certain she would be a bit disappointed in her grade on the exam.  However, the professor concluded, there was plenty of time remaining in the semester for her to reach her goals for the class.  He offered suggestions for preparing for future exams.  She said, “That’s one of the great things about Samford.” 


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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.