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Can I get into Samford University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,982 out of 3,196 applicants or 93% were admitted making Samford University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Samford University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||29%||28%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Samford University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Samford University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Samford University.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 985. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1195 out of 1600. 35 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>96%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||93%-96%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||89%-93%|
|20 to 23||Reach||82%-89%|
|Less than 20||Low||<82%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1300 and Above||Good||>96%|
|1195 to 1300||Avg +||93%-96%|
|1090 to 1195||Avg -||89%-93%|
|985 to 1090||Reach||82%-89%|
|Less than 985||Low||<82%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Samford University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Samford University was 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.68 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Samford University accepts 93% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||22%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||13%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||8%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||7%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
What are the requirements for admission to Samford University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102049 IPEDS survey data for Samford University.