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Applicant Status At Samford University

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:3,217
Male Applicants:1,140
Female Applicants:2,077
Total Acceptances:2,433
Male Acceptances:804
Female Acceptances:1,629
Acceptance Rate:76%
Yield: ? 29%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(800) 888-7218
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$40
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Regular Decision Rolling Rolling beginning October 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:717
Full-Time Male Enrollment:247
Full-Time Female Enrollment:454
Part-Time Male Enrollment:5
Part-Time Female Enrollment:2
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? Not Reported
Applicants Accepting: ? Not Reported
Students Enrolled: ? Not Reported
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:255
Applicants Accepted:163
Students Enrolled:120

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 520 - 630 510 - 630 510 - 620 1540 - 1880 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 23 - 31 21 - 27 Not Reported 23 - 29 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:44%
SAT/ACT Required:Not Reported
Students Submitting SAT:40%
Students Submitting ACT:82%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Get involved in leadership and extracurricular activities.
  • Improve your ACT score (aim for a 28 or higher).
  • Maintain a good GPA.
  • Volunteer at a non-profit organization.
  • Write a good admission essay.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Girls think it's okay to wear shorts over leggings, and sometimes even leggings as pants.
  • Rain boots are absolutely necessary.
  • Some boys do not know how to laugh at themselves or just be friends.
  • There is not much diversity at Samford.
  • Too many people expect to get an engagement ring before a diploma.
Campus Tours
Tours are offered at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays. There are also Saturday tours at 9:30 a.m. Each tour lasts about 75 minutes, and Samford students drive visiting families around the scenic campus in golf carts. One can schedule a visit online or by calling the Office of Admissions at (800) 888-7218 or (205) 726-3673.
Overnight Visits
Overnight visits can be scheduled for high school juniors and seniors for Monday through Thursday nights. To book such a visit, go online or call the Office of Admissions at (800) 888-7218 or (205) 726-3673. For parents, certain nearby hotels offer discounts for Samford visitors.
Virtual Tour of Campus
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