Application Fee
$40
Graduate Application Fee
$35
Acceptance Rate
83%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
28%
Freshmen Enrollment
901
SAT Scores
1,160
ACT Scores
26

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 3,912 students have applied and 3,259 students have allowed to admit to Samford University (Acceptance rate: 83.31%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 27.65 % where 901 students have finally enrolled out of 3,259 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is higher (easier to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Seattle University and Loyola University Chicago, its acceptance rate is higher (easy to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 70.60%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 21.10%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,160 and the average ACT score is 26 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Samford University is average than the schools (average score is 1,238). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Samford University1,16026
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,21226
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama109262

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Samford University, 328 students submitted SAT scores (36% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,160 and it is average than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550640
Mathematics520610
Total1,0701,250
At Samford University, 758 students submitted ACT scores (84% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 26 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2329
English2332
Mathematics2127
Total6788

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Samford University. The school requires 2 items to submit - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school record.
Admission Requirements for Applying to Samford University
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
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
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended