Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama

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At A Glance:

SAT/ACT – Considered but not required
SAT Range – 1070-1250
ACT Range – 23-29
High School GPA – Required
Accepts Common App – Yes
Athletic Division – NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference – Southern Conference

Samford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.

The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility and service to others.

Anchored in Christian understanding, Samford University will be a diverse community, stressing vigorous learning and personal faith, in the Baptist tradition. Within that commonality, the community will be innovative in teaching, learning and research; sensitive to global issues; aggressive in self-assessment and continuous improvement. Faithful to its mission, Samford will be known and acknowledged worldwide by holding to its core values. The world will be better for it.

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