Samford University Admissions

The application fee is $40 for applying undergraduate school and $35 for graduate school at Samford University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$35
Admission Informationwww.samford.edu/admission
Online Applicationwww.samford.edu/admission/apply
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered2 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 83.31% and the yield is 27.65%. 1,306 men and 2,606 women applied to Samford University and 1,028 men and 2,231 women students were accepted. Among them, 279 men and 622 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and the yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants3,9121,3062,606
Admitted3,2591,0282,231
Enrolled901279622
Acceptance Ratio 83.31%78.71%85.61%
Yield 27.65%27.14%27.88%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 328 students (36% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 758 students (84%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 640 and the 25th percentile is 550. The SAT Math score is 610 (75th) and 520 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 29 (75th percentile) and 23 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550640
SAT Math520610
ACT Composite2329
ACT Math2127
ACT English2332
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Samford University are relatively high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,115, ACT: 65 - Private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

Samford University requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Samford University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see Samford University online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramConsidered but not Required
RecommendationsConsidered but not Required
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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