Samford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It enrolls 5,692 students from 47 states and 28 countries.
Samford is the top-ranked university in Alabama in national rankings by The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford offers undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools through 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1.