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Samford University

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Visiting And Contact Information

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, AL 35229

United States

Phone: 205-726-3673

Fax: 205-726-2171

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 77
SAT:
% Submitting Score:36%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:500 - 630
     Math Middle 50%:510 - 610
     Writing Middle 50%:500 - 610
ACT:
% Submitting Score:84%
     ACT Middle 50%:23 - 28
     Math Middle 50%:21 - 27
     English Middle 50%:23 - 30
Average High School GPA:3.68
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:49%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:22%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:13%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:8%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:7%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:1%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:35%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:59%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:82%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:54%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 3,447
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,653
Total of accepted students who enroll: 755
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 87%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $40.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Regular Application Deadline: 07/01
Priority Application Date: 12/15
Notification Begins: 11/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $250.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:13
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     History:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    77
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    500 - 630
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    510 - 610
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    500 - 610
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    23 - 28
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    21 - 27
  •      English Middle 50%:
    23 - 30
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.68
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    07/01
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