Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Performing Arts Profile


Pursue Your Calling and Prepare for a Fulfilling Career

Samford University is a premier, nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. We champion a liberal arts education and are committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience. With more than 5,600 students from 47 states and 28 countries and a global network of over 52,000 alumni, Samford is the #1 most recommended university in the nation, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2020.

The University offers more than 180 majors, minors, and concentrations and is committed to providing an excellent education that prepares students to make a positive impact on the world. Whether your dream is to inspire others with your words, crunch numbers in the boardroom, 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 you need for the excellence we know you’re capable of achieving.

Located in the quaint suburban community of Homewood, Alabama, Samford’s close access to downtown Birmingham gives students an energetic urban hub filled with more than one million residents, 1,300 churches, and hundreds of restaurants. Here, students find opportunities to pursue their individual passions and learn along the way. From landing your dream internship to tubing down the Cahaba River with your best friends, your college years will be full of 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 why we seek connection in all that we do. Our 166 student organizations aren’t just a statistic we put on a page to impress you. These clubs, intramural teams, and honors programs are your opportunity to become known and develop friendships that will prepare you for the future.

ACCOLADES

 

#2 nationally for student engagement | The Wall Street Journal, 2021

 

Samford is the top-ranked university in Alabama in national rankings | Wall Street Journal, 2021

 

Samford is ranked 1st in Alabama and 32nd nationally by LendEdu in its list of best colleges for financial aid (2020).

 

Samford’s 17 NCAA Division I teams have won 56 championships since joining their conference in 2008.

 

Despite pandemic, 95% of students employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation (2020)

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Samford gave me the confidence to know that I may not have all the answers, but I can get them, and with that mindset, I can learn to do anything.”

    • Whitney O’Steen-Loehr
      Producer and Creative Director, Loehr Productions
  • “I left Samford with more than an education. I left with wisdom. Character can get you in doors that your achievements never will.”

    • Jeremy Towns, MD
      Emergency Medicine Resident, Former NFL Player
  • "When I came to Samford, I was impressed by the creativity and work ethic of everyone in the theatre and dance program.

    • Cody Sparks '17
      Theatre
  • “My professors at Samford believed in me before I believed in myself.”

    • Jon Acuff
      New York Times Bestselling Author