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
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 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 83.00% and yield is 28.00%. 1,306 men and 2,606 women applied to Samford University and 1,032 men and 2,241 women students were accepted. Among them, 279 men and 627 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 83.00%79.02%85.99%
Yield 28.00%27.03%27.98%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For 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 25th percentile is 550. The SAT Math score is 610 (75th) and 520 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 88 (75th percentile) and 88 (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, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, 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 ProgramRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesConsidered but not Required
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Considered but not Required

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