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Colleges / Samford University

Samford University

Birmingham, AL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

About Samford University

Samford University is a private, religious college in the suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. Samford University was founded in 1841. The college currently enrolls around 5,760 students per year, including 3,607 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Samford University

It is moderately difficult to get into Samford University. In 2022, Samford University accepted 84% of applicants. In 2022, 3,537 out of 4,217 total applicants were accepted.

Samford University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%

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Samford University is locatedin the town of Birmingham, Alabama,.

If you are interested in seeing Samford University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 65 to Birmingham, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International.

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College Info

800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35229

Campus Setting: Suburban

Samford University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Samford University is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Samford University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Samford University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1097 - 1300


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1300 and Above


1097 to 1300


1097 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Samford University students is 1190. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Samford University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1097 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1097 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Samford University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Samford University is like? There are approximately 5,760 students enrolled at Samford University, including 3,607 undergraduate students and 2,153 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 29% percent are from AL and 71% percent of students are from other states.


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