Samford University is a leading nationally ranked Christian university. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Located in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Homewood, the university’s campus covers approximately 247 acres and is renowned for its beauty and Georgian-Colonial style architecture. The university currently enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 countries.
Samford is regularly recognized as one of the best Christian universities in the United States, receiving high marks for academic quality and value. Samford is the top-ranked university in Alabama in national rankings published by The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Samford 2nd in the nation for student engagement. Samford is ranked 86th nationally for best value by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only Alabama university included in the list. According to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Samford students are more likely to recommend their university than students at any other college or university in the country.