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- Valuegrade A
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Find your strength and purpose at Alabama's #1 university in rankings by Forbes Inc. and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.
Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 86th nationally in its annual ranking of Best Value Schools. In its 2021 higher education rankings, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Samford 2nd in the country for student engagement and Niche identifies Samford as the top private school in the state of Alabama.
Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health.
Samford University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Will You Get In?
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 55 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 55 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences124 Graduates
- Nursing118 Graduates
- Finance51 Graduates
- Journalism47 Graduates
- Marketing41 Graduates
- Health Service Preparatory Studies34 Graduates
- Business33 Graduates
- Accounting30 Graduates
- Human Development30 Graduates
- Education28 Graduates
- Boring and Weird6%
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 57 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 71 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 34 responses