Samford University is one of the oldest and top tier National Universities located in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is a private doctoral/research university as classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

Samford is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Other accreditations include the American Bar Association, American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, American Dietetic Association, Association of Theological Schools, AACSB, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Foundation for Interior Design Education Research, National Association of Schools of Music, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The University has the following divisions: Arts and Sciences; Arts; Business; Divinity; Education and Professional Studies; Law; Nursing; and Pharmacy. The Brock School of Business offers the degree of bachelor of science in business administration with majors in accounting,  finance, economics, entrepreneurship, management, and marketing. It is fully accredited by AACSB International.


- Placed among the Tier 1 National Universities in the country (U.S. News & World Report 2010). In addition it is one of 25 national universities recognized by U.S. News for having students with the least amount of debt at graduation.

- Listed as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education (The Princeton Review 2010). Only about 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book.

- McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University is placed 51st in the US News Ranking of Best Graduate Pharmacy Schools (2009).

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