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Samford University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1841
Affiliation: Baptist
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 2,882
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $272,355,695
Admissions Address

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

Website

http://www.samford.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@samford.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Phil Kimrey
Admissions office telephone: (800) 888-7218
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
https://www.samford.edu/groups/admiss/applyonline.html  
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Very important
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 86%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 86%
Total applicants: 1,837
Total acceptances: 1,573
Total freshman enrollment: 648
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 657
Male acceptances: 546
Male freshman enrollment: 256
 
Female applicants: 1,180
Female acceptances: 1,027
Female freshman enrollment: 392
Out-of-state freshmen: 63%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 40%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 65%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 90%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 69%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 31%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 - 630
Math: 520 - 630
Combined: 1030 - 1260


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 5.5% 8.9%
600-699 30.7% 34.2%
500-599 46.0% 43.1%
400-499 16.3% 13.4%
300-399 1.5% 0.5%
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 78%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 27
Math: 22 - 29
Composite: 22 - 27


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 10.9% 22.9% 5.7%
24-29 48.3% 42.6% 45.6%
18-23 40.6% 31.3% 40.4%
12-17 0.2% 3.2% 8.4%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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