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Samford University SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into Samford University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Samford University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1150

The average composite SAT score for admitted Samford University freshman is 1150 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1150 is in the 68th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1060 to 1240

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1060 to 1240. The 75th percentile score is 1240 while the 25th percentile score is 1060.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Samford University but we estimate it to be around a 970 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 560

The average score for Samford University students on the math portion of the SAT is 560 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 520 and the 75th percentile score 600.

Average SAT Reading Score 590

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 540 to 640 and the average score for Samford University students is 590.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

34 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Samford University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Samford University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 84%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.8.

Can I get into Samford University with a 1240 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1240 or higher is very competitive at Samford University and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an almost certain chance of acceptance with the probability 91% or higher.

Can I get into Samford University with a 1150 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1150 to 1230 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 84% to 90%.

Can I get into Samford University with a 1060 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1060 to 1140 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 73% to 83% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Samford University with a 970 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 970 to 1050 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 72% chance of admission to Samford University. SAT scores below 970 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Samford University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 99%
1590 99%
1580 99%
1570 99%
1560 99%
1550 99%
1540 99%
1530 99%
1520 99%
1510 99%
1500 98%
1490 98%
1480 98%
1470 98%
1460 98%
1450 98%
1440 98%
1430 97%
1420 97%
1410 97%
1400 97%
1390 97%
1380 96%
1370 96%
1360 96%
1350 96%
1340 95%
1330 95%
1320 95%
1310 94%
1300 94%
1290 93%
1280 93%
1270 93%
1260 92%
1250 91%
1240 91%
1230 90%
1220 90%
1210 89%
1200 88%
1190 87%
1180 87%
1170 86%
1160 85%
1150 84%
1140 83%
1130 82%
1120 81%
1110 80%
1100 79%
1090 77%
1080 76%
1070 75%
1060 73%
1050 72%
1040 71%
1030 69%
1020 68%
1010 66%
1000 64%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102049 IPEDS survey data for Samford University.