In classrooms across the campus today, students will be engaged in the ancient ritual of sitting for final exams.  The tension is palpable as they prepare to demonstrate the “vigorous learning” referenced in our vision statement.  The great work of any university is in the transmission and encouragement of learning.  It is our prayer this day—and every day—that our work is worthy of the high calling of educators. 

The world is better because of Samford’s environment for teaching and learning. 

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.