Samford champions a liberal arts education and is committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience. The University is classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a doctoral/professional institution, and the student-faculty ratio is 14:1.
With 3,576 undergraduate and 2,153 graduate students from 47 states and 28 countries, plus 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 2020 College Rankings. The University is also ranked first in Alabama and among the best private universities nationally for its return on investment for students, according to a recent report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).
Samford University offers numerous graduate and professional degrees through 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Within these 10 academic schools, Samford has nearly 50 graduate degree programs that you can choose from. Additionally, many of our master’s and doctoral programs offer online course options.
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.