In Birmingham Alabama, in the Homewood Area, is Samford University. All those who live in Homewood Alabama know where Samford is. Samford University started as Howard College in Marion Alabama in 1841, moved to the East Lake area of Birmingham in 1887, and in 1957 it opened in its present location. In 1965 Howard College became Samford University named after its most generous benefactor, Frank Park Samford. It has been an recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past 17 years.
Samford University is also home to Cumberland School of Law ( since 1961), McWhorter School of Pharmacy (since 1927), Brock School of Business (since 1965), Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing (since 1973), and Beeson Divinity School (since 1988).
Athletically, Samford University competes as part of the Southern Conference. Currently they have baseball, mens basketball, womens basketball, Cross Country Track, Football, men’s Golf, women’s golf, women’s Soccer, men’s Tennis, women’s tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, and Cheerleading.