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)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 82.00% and yield is 30.02%. 1,326 men and 2,558 women applied to Samford University and 1,048 men and 2,149 women students were accepted. Among them, 314 men and 645 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants3,8841,3262,558
Admitted3,1851,0482,149
Enrolled956314645
Acceptance Ratio 82.00%79.03%84.01%
Yield 30.02%29.96%30.01%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 324 students (34% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 826 students (86%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 650 and 25th percentile is 552. The SAT Math score is 620 (75th) and 520 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 88 (75th percentile) and 88 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing552650
SAT Math520620
ACT Composite2329
ACT Math2127
ACT English2432
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Samford University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,081, ACT: 63 - Private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (medium programs)).

Application Requirements

Samford University requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. Next table summarizes Samford University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Samford University online application page .
Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramConsidered but not Required
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesConsidered but not Required
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended