Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Samford University, founded in 1841, is a private, church-affiliated (Baptist) university. Programs are offered through the schools of arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Its 247-acre campus is located in suburban Birmingham.

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Samford University

Birmingham, AL

A national pillar for educating with strength and purpose since 1841


Samford by the numbers

#1 nationally ranked university in Alabama, according to the Wall Street Journal (2019)

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170 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations

#4 in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report (2019)

Samford is #1 in Alabama
We’re over 175 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 (2019).

Brock School of Business
Brock School of Business equips students to influence through excellence. Experiential education doesn’t get more impressive than managing a$2.3 million portfolio as a student or securing an internship at ESPN. Since 1965, Brock School of Business has actively prioritized the firsthand involvement of students in their respective fields of business. The classroom provides a strong foundation, but current students will tell you how muchthe real world matters—97% of undergraduate Business students complete an internship program during their four years.

The annual Regions New Venture Challenge business plan competition allows students to create and present business plans for a chance to win cash to start or enhance their business. The business plans are judged by apanel of community business partners. Regions Bank sponsors the eventand provides a total of $20,000 in prize money that is divided among the first-, second-, and third-place winners across two divisions.

In addition to the opportunities students have on campus, 99% of May 2018 undergraduate alumni were employed, attending graduate school, or in a postgraduate internship within six months of graduation.