Samford was ranked #10 in the recent Wall Street Journal student survey for Top U.S. Colleges for Career and Learning Related Opportunities. The ranking only included the top ten in the country, with schools such as Texas Christain University and the University of Notre Dame also on the list.
According to the article released with the ranking, “The Wall Street Journal and College Pulse surveyed over 60,000 students and grads across the country,” reviewing criteria such as satisfaction with “academic opportunities, career preparation and learning facilities.”
The school that ranked number one was Rose-Hulman Insitute of Technology, a private university located in Terra Haute, Indiana.
Samford currently ranks 338 on their top 400 colleges ranking list, scoring an overall 51.5 with cost, diversity, salary impact and career preparation among others playing a role in the ranking.
In a previous Wall Street Journal ranking, Samford ranked #1 for student engagement in the 2022 rankings, ahead of schools such as Harvard which ranked third. The category took into account areas such as how students interact with professors as well as their fellow peers.
Samford has developed several student programs like the Bulldog Fund for business students to practice investment management and the School of the Arts with its various performances and showcase opportunities in theatre, dance, instrumental performance and art. These allow students to get experience in their field of choice in order to smoothly enter their career field after graduation.
According to a recent press release from Samford, 97% of its graduates become employed or pursue graduate school upon completing their undergraduate degree at Samford.