From distinguished faculty taking a genuine interest in students' success, to offering some of the smallest class sizes of colleges and universities in the country, Samford University offers a collegial, scholarly environment that continues to receive high ratings for quality of life and instruction. 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.

Academic Programs

  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Christian Ministry
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Fast Track
  • Early Assurance Pharmacy Fast Track
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Exercise Science
  • Fast Track Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Performing Arts
  • Public Health
  • Religion
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Sports Marketing
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Christian
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Division 1 Athletics
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Missions
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Religious Affiliation
  • SGA
  • Spiritual Life
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Samford University seeks students who have demonstrated high standards of scholarship, outstanding personal character and serious educational aims. Successful freshman applicants to Samford University are encouraged to provide the following: Essay, High School Transcript(s), Academic Recommendation, Official Test Scores. Because Samford’s admission and scholarship process is holistic, we do not have set minimum scores for admission or scholarships. However, our middle 50% scores are 23-29 for the ACT, 1150-1380 for the SAT. Our first scholarship deadline is December 1.

August 1st--Application Opens
November 1st--Admission Notification Begins
December 1st--First Scholarship Deadline
December--First Scholarship Release
February 15th--Second Scholarship Deadline
March--Final Aid Release
May 1st--Samford Decision Day


Transfer students generally receive favorable admission review when they present a minimum cumulative 2.50 grade point average on all college-level course work, provided they have attempted at least 24 semester credits, or 36 quarter credits, at institutions accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies. Please contact the transfer admission counselor with questions. Students who have completed less than 24 semester credits must also submit their official high school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores.

Visit us

In addition to campus tours, the Office of Admission offers customizable options for prospective students that are available on a seasonal basis. This includes class visits, overnight visits with a student host, faculty appointments and admission appointments. Call 205-726-3673 or go to to schedule your visit today. Please keep in mind that our office needs at least one week prior notice to personalize a visit.

“Samford professors have given me opportunities I never knew about. Because of them, I’ve attended a professional conference in my field and written about it for a professional magazine. That’s been so helpful as I plan my career in social work.”

Heaven Colquiett, Human Development and Family Science, Class of 2023
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Admissions office

Visit us


Office of Admission, 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229, United States of America

Phone number

(205) 726-3673