Samford University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Samford University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Samford University and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,188 out of 3,884 applicants 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, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. Samford University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Samford University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT34%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1170|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Samford University?
Samford University typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 34 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1270 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1170 to 1270||Avg +||82%-89%|
|1070 to 1170||Avg -||73%-82%|
|970 to 1070||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 970||Low||<61%|
Samford University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT86%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Samford University?
Admission data indicates that Samford University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. 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. The school ranks #5 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Samford University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>89%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||82%-89%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||73%-82%|
|20 to 23||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 20||Low||<61%|
Avg. High School GPA3.68
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #2 in Alabama for highest average GPA. 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 82% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
59% of Samford University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||35%|
|Top 25% of class||59%|
|Top 50% of class||82%|
|Bottom 50% of class||18%|
|Bottom 25% of class||7%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||30%||30%|
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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
34% of students submit their SAT scores to Samford University. 86% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
82% of those who apply are granted admission to Samford University. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1270. 34% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.