Samford University

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Samford University is Alabama’s largest private educational institution including schools of law and pharmacy, as well as the only divinity school in the state. Its additional schools: education, business, performing arts, arts and sciences, and nursing—offer 26 degree programs to more than 4,600 students.

Founded as Howard College by Baptists in 1841, it was originally located in Marion, Alabama. Needing to expand its campus, the college moved to its present location in 1957 on nearly 300 acres in the valley between Red and Shades Mountains. Its Georgian Colonial-style architecture and verdant landscape make it one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. In 1965, the school was renamed to honor longtime Trustee Frank Park Samford and his family.

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