Quick Facts

Established: 1841
Accrediting Body: SACSCOC
Enrollment: 5,206
Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Alumni: 47,997

The 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, Samford University is a globally-engaged teaching and research university rooted firmly in its historic Christian mission.


The Samford Bulldogs compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports as members of the tradition-rich Southern Conference.


Serving as communicators, healers, educators, entertainers and politicians, more than 47,000 Samford alumni have a local, national, and global impact across 50 states and 55 countries.