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Samford University Admission Chances


Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
93.3%
Admission Difficulty for Samford University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

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.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1090-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
35%
SAT Scores for Samford University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Samford University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1300
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Samford University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (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%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-29
Applicants Submitting ACT
86%
ACT Scores for Samford University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Samford University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
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. 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Samford University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Samford University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Samford University admission statistics
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%

Admission Requirements

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

Samford University Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at Samford University
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.



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