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Samford has been consistently ranked among the top colleges and universities in our peer group for three decades. We are the highest Forbes-ranked university in Alabama and U.S. News & World Report ranked us third in the South for Regional Universities and undergraduate teaching. We are also nationally ranked by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Princeton Review.
Our faculty members are preeminent scholars with real-world experience. They have the credentials to lead a company, research hospital or school system. However, their passion is to mentor you as the next generation of leaders.
Intellectually curious students plus faculty advisers equals creative solutions to complex problems. Samford students get hands-on experience with field-specific experts to uncover 2,000-year-old civilizations in Israel, decode critical strands of DNA or conduct interviews with survivors of the civil war in Bosnia.
Undergraduate coursework at Samford launches you straight into our professional schools. You can start your graduate degree as early as your traditional junior undergraduate year.
- Cumberland School of Law 3/3 (3 years undergraduate, 3 years graduate)
- McWhorter School of Pharmacy 2/4 (2 years undergraduate, 4 years graduate)
- Brock School of Business 5th-year M.B.A. (1 year graduate)
A Picturesque Campus
With more than 50 Georgian-Colonial buildings set on a manicured 247-acre campus, Samford is an idyllic place to be your college home. Our award-winning campus is often called one of the most beautiful in America.
Small Town Values
Samford is located in Homewood, a suburban community of about 26,000 that embraces its partnership with a nationally-recognized university. Its unique downtown features boutiques, trendy restaurants and established Birmingham restaurant traditions.
A Vibrant Metropolitan Area
Campus is only minutes from the heart of Birmingham. This metropolitan area of about one million people is rich in history, and is home to major engineering companies, a nationally ranked medical center, a symphony orchestra, a Triple A baseball team, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and a myriad of other institutions and organizations that make it a thriving, modern city.
Athletics / Sports
Division: NCAA Division I
Men's Teams: 8
Women's Teams: 9
Athletic Director: Martin Newton
Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I (FCS) varsity teams and competes in the Southern Conference. The Bulldogs have competed in NCAA Division I tournaments for baseball and softball as well as men’s and women’s basketball.
Financial Aid / Tuition
Merit-based scholarships are not the only way to pay for college. Samford University is dedicated to making education affordable for students through a variety of need-based options. Maximize your eligibility for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. Aid will be awarded on an as-available basis after this date.
Several options are available for financing your education at Samford. The university offers payment plans and student employment, while the federal government (U.S. Department of Education and the Treasury Department) and private education lenders offer long-term loans in the name of the student, the student and a co-signer and/or a parent.
Samford University is the premier private, Christian university in the South and the top-ranked university in Alabama. We offer state-of-the-art programs in every area of study. With small class sizes, students have the opportunity to engage with their professors on a deeper level and explore content unique to their individual passions. We also offer dozens of study abroad opportunities for those who wish to study outside the United States.
While studying at Samford, our students participate in a variety of organizations and activities ranging from intramural sports and athletic teams to religious organizations and academic honor societies to Greek organizations, just to name a few. Our campus is located in the suburbs of Birmingham, an area filled with boutiques and trendy restaurants. The serenity provided by a suburban campus is only minutes away from the heart of Birmingham, a place with a rich history and a plethora of museums, parks, music, sports and other entertainment options.
The community you will find here at Samford University and in Birmingham is unparalleled. At Samford, you will discover a tightly-knit community devoted to serving one another, the community and the world. After graduation, our students go on to study at the graduate level or jump straight into the workforce and become leaders in their career fields. Between our Christian values, top-notch academic programs, and the community you will experience here, there is truly no better place to spend your college years than at Samford University. What are you waiting for? Apply now!