# 1 In the Nation for Student Engagement


Samford Leads the Nation for Student Engagement

For God. For Learning. Forever.

Samford students are among the nation’s most engaged according to the 2021 rankings published by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The university ranks 1st nationally for student engagement, which assesses the degree to which students feel prepared to use their education in the real world, how they immerse themselves in the intellectual and social life of their college and the quality of students’ interactions with both their peers and their faculty. According to The Wall Street Journal, student engagement is deemed to be central to exceptional teaching quality and reflects “how well a university manages to inform, inspire and challenge students.” Samford’s mission to nurture students in their development of intellect, creativity, faith and personhood is fostered through a vibrant campus community, including more than 118 student organizations, intentional spiritual formation, global engagement around the world and an array of academic and co-curricular opportunities for community service. Additionally, undergraduate students complete Samford’s core curriculum, providing a well rounded foundation in the liberal arts. The result is a highly tailored educational experience that results in 97% of undergraduate alumni employed or in further study within six months of graduation.

You might find the Core Values of interest:

The Samford community values lifelong:

Belief in God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord Engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus

Learning and responsible freedom of inquiry

Personal empowerment, accountability and responsibility

Vocational success and civic engagement

Spiritual growth and cultivation of physical well-being

Integrity, honesty and justice

Appreciation for diverse cultures and convictions

Stewardship of all resources Service to God, to family, to one another and to the community

Source: Samford University, Homewood, Alabama, 2021 Annual Report, p 10

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