A national pillar for educating with strength and purpose since 1841
Samford University is a premier nationally-ranked, private university deeply rooted to its Christian mission. We champion a liberal arts education and are committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience. With over 5,600 students from 47 states and 28 countries and a network of over 52,000 alumni across the globe, Samford is the #1 most recommended university in the nation (The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2020).
Our university offers over 180 different majors, minors and concentrations and is committed to providing an excellent education that prepares students for a positive impact on the world. No matter whether your dream is to inspire others with your words, crunch numbers in the board room or lead people in the hope you share, Samford is committed to fostering your aspirations and helping you reach your goals. We're here to equip you with the skills that lend themselves to the excellence we know you're capable of achieving.
Located in the quaint Homewood, Alabama, Samford's close access to Birmingham gives students an energetic urban hub filled with more than 1.15 million residents, 1,300 churches and hundreds of restaurants. Here, students will find opportunities to pursue their individual passions and learn along the way. From landing your dream internship to tubbing down the Cahaba River with your best friends, your college years will be full of the moments that will shape the person you're meant to become.
We know that the college experience is about more than the memorization of facts and figures, that's we seek connection all that we do. Our 166 organizations aren't just numbers we put on a page to fill your brain with another stat. These clubs, intramural teams and honors programs are your opportunity to become known. Friendships that we believe will prepare you for the future.