Samford University

Institution Location

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama

Accrediting Agency

Samford University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. The appropriate professional schools and programs at Samford are accredited by:

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • For more information, see:

Institution Type

  • Baccalaureate University/College (4 year)
  • Masters University/College


Contact Info

Lauren Doss, Director of Global Engagement
Phone: 01-205-726-2915
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With more than 50 Georgian-Colonial buildings set on a manicured 247-acre campus, Samford University is an idyllic place to be your college home. Our award-winning campus is often called one of the most beautiful in America.  There are many great institutions of higher education, but there is only one Samford University. Here, a dedicated faculty and energetic students join to create a community of learning and faith like no other. The beauty of Samford’s campus is virtually matchless, but it pales in comparison to the quality of our people. From the classrooms and laboratories to the artistic stages and athletic venues, the minds and souls of Samford people make the real difference. Samford people bring the best, they are demanding and compassionate, they know the importance of engaging the world with a faith that calls them to serve.


Specialized Programs

  • Cumberland School of Law 3/3 (3 years undergraduate, 3 years graduate)
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy 2/4 (2 years undergraduate, 4 years graduate)
  • Brock School of Business 5th-year M.B.A. (1 year graduate)

Carnegie Classifications

  • Master’s Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
  • Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence

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Research Programs

Does your institution have a Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Program for students?

Overview of the research emphasis of our institution/faculty/students

Intellectually curious students plus faculty advisers equals creative solutions to complex problems. Samford students get hands-on experience with field-specific experts to uncover 2,000-year-old civilizations in Israel, decode critical strands of DNA or conduct interviews with survivors of the civil war in Bosnia.

Education Abroad

Does your institution offer education abroad opportunities for all students?

  • Faculty led abroad
  • Short term abroad
  • Semester abroad
  • Exchange abroad
  • Professional abroad (clinical rotations, etc.)
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Campus Life


Does your institution have a service learning/community service outreach program?


Student Organization Information

International Student/Faculty Organizations


  • Single Sex Housing
  • Double Occupancy
  • Suite Single Occupancy
  • Suite Double Occupancy
  • Housing for Disabled Students

US Immigration Compliance Information

Does your institution issue I20 for F1 visa status and/or DS2019 for J1 visa status?

Does your institution offer US Immigration advising?


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Stories Within the State Lines

"I am confident that my education here has more than prepared me to be a successful member of society."

- Tanner Hinson

"Samford University, and especially the business school, made a significant impact on my life."

- Patrick Wells

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