If you are considering submitting an applicationto Samford University, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the fee for the application costs $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Samford University by November 1.
Samford University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Samford University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Samford University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Samford University accepted 84% of all applicants., around 3,248 of the 3,867 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Samford University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult. For applicants who are not residents of Alabama, getting into Samford University is not competitive. In 2021, Samford University waitlisted 146 students. Of those, 83 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Samford University must submit the following items. Double check with Samford University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Samford University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 31% submitted a class rank. At Samford University 29% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 57% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Samford University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||24%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.2%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6.2%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2.6%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
|Samford University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Samford University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 37% of Samford University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 82% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Samford University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Samford University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Samford University student is 1150.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Samford University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Samford University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Samford University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Samford University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Samford University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Samford University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Samford University during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Samford University?
Students who are admitted to Samford University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Samford University accept transfer credits?
Samford University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Samford University accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Samford University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Samford University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsbut does not accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Samford University?
No, Samford University is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Samford University? Samford University is a somewhat selective institution. The Samford University acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Samford University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Samford University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1230 and Above
1060 to 1230
1060 and Less
The median SAT score for Samford University students is 1150. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Samford University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1060 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1060 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Samford University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Samford University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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