A national pillar for educating with strength and purpose since 1841

AT A GLANCE

Samford
by the numbers

#1 nationally ranked university in Alabama, according to the Wall Street Journal (2018)

A favorable student-faculty ratio of 13:1

Average class size of 19

170 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations

#4 in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report

Minority Organizations

• African Students’ Club

• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 

• Black Student Union

• Chinese Students & Scholars Association

• Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

• Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. 

• Gospel Choir

• International Club

• Latino Student Organization 

• National Pan-Hellenic Council 

• R.A.N.S.O.M. College Ministry

Samford is #1 in Alabama
We’re over 170 years old. That’s over 175 years of consistency, persistence, and growth. We’ve had time to create 170 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations and time to refine those offerings into the #1 nationally ranked university in Alabama, according to the Wall Street Journal (2018).

We’re substantially connected 
Devoted to our faith, academic competency, and social responsibility, Samford is known for holding tightly to these core values. The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives assists minority students in achieving the highest scholarship possible by providing resources through our mentoring program, IMPACT (Inspiring Minorities to Pursue Academics and Community Together). IMPACT promotes a successful social and academic experience to underrepresented groups. Our goal is to increase the academic, career, and social success of first-year minority students by helping develop a sense of being connected to the larger Samford community.

Beginning with the University’s leadership, you will experience a community that cares deeply. Professors are able to build relationships with their students and understand their specific needs. Our faculty members teach 100% of our classes and have open-door policies to ensure your success. Samford prepares youfor a legacy grounded in Christian mission so you might impact the world for Christ. 

With a campus-wide commitment to serving and learning, your passions have a home here. Discover your place as you experience growth in a Bible study, cultivate a legacy of community in Greek life, or step up and lead through student government. With decades-long traditions, you’ll find your home at Samford. Samford’s beauty inspires students from within and empowers them to deliver beauty beyond. Invest your next four years in the education that will prepare you for your success.  

“I’ve never before experienced the type of love and respect I received on the Samford campus—it’s just a special place. The core Christian value system keeps our community intentional and genuine, from the president to the student body.” 

Micah Green-Holloway
Class of 2017