Posted by William Nunnelley on 2000-01-14

Samford University ranks 18th nationally among master's degree institutions in the number of students studying abroad, according to the most recent annual study by the Institute of International Education.

Samford sent 264 students abroad during the 1997-98 academic year, said the study reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education in December.

Samford's London Study Centre is the keystone of an international program which carries students to four continents. More than 3,000 have studied in England and other parts of Europe since Samford purchased its London Centre--now known as Daniel House--in 1984.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.