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Colleges / University of Louisville

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate82%

About University of Louisville

Founded in 1798 as one of the nation’s first city-owned, public universities, the University of Louisville (UofL) is a vital ecosystem that creates thriving futures for students, our community and society.

As one of only 79 universities in the United States to earn recognition by the Carnegie Foundation as both a Research 1 and a Community Engaged university, we are uniquely positioned to impact lives in areas of student success and research and innovation, while our dynamic connection with our local and global communities provides unparalleled opportunities for students and citizens both.

We prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders, whatever their passions may be. UofL’s more than 23,000 students study in 12 schools and colleges offering undergraduate degrees in more than 50 fields, master’s degrees in over 75 areas, and doctoral and professional degrees in more than 35 disciplines.

Beyond academics, UofL invests in the whole student, providing support and resources that allow for transformative, purpose-driven and engaged learning. We are committed to ensuring access to higher education for all, including increasing the availability of financial aid for low-income and first-generation college students and providing additional support and resources for underrepresented populations. UofL is recognized among the nation’s best institutions for African American, LatinX and LGBTQ+ students. We have also been repeatedly designated a military friendly school. By striving for a more equitable and accessible campus community, UofL aims to change the course of future generations while preparing students for the careers, workplaces and complex challenges of tomorrow.

University of Louisville is a public, state university in the city of Louisville, KY. University of Louisville was founded in 1798. The college currently enrolls around 22,017 students per year, including 15,921 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Louisville

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Louisville. Around 82% of applicants get into University of Louisville each year. In 2022, 12,608 out of 15,462 total applicants were accepted.

University of Louisville Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 13%

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College Info

2301 S. 3rd St. Louisville, KY 40292

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Louisville Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Louisville is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Louisville is Continuous processing.

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University of Louisville SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1055 - 1245


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1245 and Above


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1055 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Louisville students is 1169. Applicants with SAT scores of 1245 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Louisville, while applicants with SAT scores between 1055 to 1245 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1055 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Louisville.

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Wondering what life at University of Louisville is like? There are approximately 22,017 students enrolled at University of Louisville, including 15,921 undergraduate students and 6,096 graduate students. 71% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from KY and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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