Samford University

Samford University

Homewood , United States
  • 82
    Acceptance Rate
  • 5692
  • 97
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Samford University is a premier 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 5,692 students from 47 states and 28 countries.

Samford offers undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools through 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. The university has one of three accredited law schools and one of only two accredited pharmacy schools in Alabama. Samford’s Beeson Divinity School is the only fully accredited graduate divinity school based in Alabama. The university is classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a doctoral/professional institution.

Entry requirements

  • Translated and notarized transcript
  • A "Course by Course Evaluation" by either WES or ECE)
  • English proficiency tests:
    • TOEFL/TOEFL iBT (Test Code 1302). Competitive admission will be offered to students with the following minimum scores: iBT: 90 or Paper: 575
    • IELTS: Favorable admission will be offered to students with a minimum score of 6.5.
  • ACT/SAT scores (student may request waiver)

Scholarship & funding

Samford University awards undergraduate scholarships to students who have distinguished records of achievement and are intentionally seeking to impact their community. Article Arrow IconFor more information


Student life

The Samford women's soccer team won the Southern Conference Tournament and will face South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament.