Samford University

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Samford University can be found in Birmingham, AL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over four thousand students are enrolled at Samford University.

The majority of students accepted into this school had an SAT score in the range of 1510 to 1850, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 23 to 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Samford University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.52. Samford University admits approximately 80 percent of applicants each year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 29 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Samford University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Samford University was reported as 77.0% in Fall 2013 with over 3,450 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1510 - 1850
  • ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Samford University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Samford University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Samford University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 83.5%
  • 2010-2011: 86.7%
  • 2011-2012: 82.6%
  • 2012-2013: 75.6%
  • 2013-2014: 77.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.2%

How Does Samford University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Samford University is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Birmingham Southern College64.2%
University of Montevallo87.3%
Stillman College43.0%
Judson College73.9%
Huntingdon College62.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Samford University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 630
Math510 - 610
Writing500 - 610
Total Score1510 - 1850
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 30
Math21 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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