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Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama

 9 reviews

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Samford University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

About Samford University

Samford University is a private, coeducational, Christian university located in Homewood, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham. In 1841, the university was founded as Howard College. Samford University is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford University is Alabama's top-ranked private university. The university enrolls 5,471 students from 47 states and 29 countries. Samford University has been nationally ranked for academic programs, value and affordability by Kiplinger's Personal Finance and The Princeton Review.


Located in Birmingham, Alabama.

800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35229-2240, Jefferson County

Samford University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#196 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Alabama

#5 of 89

2022 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

#1 of 48

Most Popular Majors

Out of 26 majors categories at Samford University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Samford University within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni