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.

Things Families Should Know
Samford is unique within the world of higher education for not three, but four primary reasons:
1. It is known for quality.
2. It is large enough to offer an amazing array of academic programs and student life experiences.
3. It is small enough that relationships matter.
4. Almost 180 years after its founding, Samford is still infused with the hope we find in Christ.

Top Majors or Programs of Study
Samford has 184 majors, minors and concentrations. Some of out most poplar are: business, education, nursing, and performing arts.

Whether you already have a God-given passion or you’re undecided about a career, Samford University is here to help you make an informed decision about your future. Learn more about our programs of study.

How To Apply
Samford University seeks students who have demonstrated high standards of scholarship, outstanding personal character and serious educational aims. We offer two methods of admission to Samford: our Samford online application and the Common Application. We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in Samford.

Campus Visit Information
On-campus Visit Options: Campus visits include a 30-minute information session and a 75-minute golf cart tour of campus. Faculty and individual admission appointments are also available by request.

Virtual Visit Options: Virtual visit options provide an opportunity for prospective students and their families to virtually experience Samford. Students can select from the appointment options listed on our website.

Self-Guided Virtual Tour: The best way to experience the Samford spirit is to meet our people and walk our campus. While you might not be able to visit campus in person, we want to give you an idea of what to expect when you are able to visit.


Emma Craig, Admissions Counselor or 205-726-2875

Andrew Maines, Admissions Counselor or 205-726-4637

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