2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 4,217 students have applied and 3,537 students have allowed to admit to Samford University (Acceptance rate: 83.87%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 26.01 % where 920 students have finally enrolled out of 3,537 admitted students.
Samford acceptance rate is higher (easier to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Alabama A & M University and Auburn University at Montgomery, its acceptance rate is average (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 84.05%).
Samford enrollment rate (yield) 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 26.70%).
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)

How to Apply to Samford University

The following table summarizes the contact and directory information to apply Samford. Samford offers benefits for veterans, service member, or qualified family members. You may need to prepare certificate of eligibility (COE ) from the Veterans Affairs .
Admissionwww.samford.edu/admission
Online Applicationwww.samford.edu/admission/apply
Financial Aidwww.samford.edu/departments/financial-services/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.samford.edu/admission/net-price-calculator
Veterans Tuitionwww.samford.edu/departments/financial-services/veterans
Athleticwww.samford.edu/athletics/
Disability Servicewww.samford.edu/departments/disability-resources/

Admission Statistics Charts

2022 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average SAT score is 1,195 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 around average than the schools (average score is 1,037). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Samford University1,19526
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,01820
All U.S. Colleges1,12368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges1,13269
4-Years Colleges1,12468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama1,09262

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Samford University, 202 students submitted SAT scores (22% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,195 and it is around 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 Writing570660
Mathematics530630
Total1,1001,290
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)
At Samford University, 605 students submitted ACT scores (66% 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
Composite2329
English2331
Mathematics2027

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Samford University. The school requires 3 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Samford University
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordConsidered but not required
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
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