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Samford University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

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. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,123 1,073 3,196
Accepted 1,993 989 2,982
Acceptance Rate 94% 92% 93%
Enrolled 537 289 826
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 29% 28%

Scores you need to get in

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.

ACT Requirements

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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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
SAT Composite 1090 1300
SAT Reading 560 660
SAT Math 520 630
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 23 31
ACT Math 21 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Samford University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Samford University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.