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About University of Louisville

University of Louisville is a public, state school in an urban setting in Louisville, KY. University of Louisville was founded in 1798 and now enrolls around 22,211 students a year, including 15,927 undergrads.

University of Louisville offers housing for up to 3,508 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of University of Louisville's endowment was $707.458 million For each full-time student, University of Louisville spends about $18,169. There are 13.49 University of Louisville undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 University of Louisville Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 66%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 25
In-State Tuition $11,966
Out-of-State $28,312

2022 University of Louisville Regular Decision Application Deadline

University of Louisville Early Admission

University of Louisville does not offer early decision or early action.

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University of Louisville Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Louisville. The acceptance rate at University of Louisville is 66%. Last year, 16,598 students applied to University of Louisville and 10,910 were admitted.

University of Louisville Waitlist

University of Louisville reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of Louisville?

University of Louisville is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Louisville, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Louisville Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
Transcript of High School Record

University of Louisville Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 /4.0. The mean ACT score for University of Louisville students is 25.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Louisville.

Does University of Louisville Require Test Scores?

University of Louisville does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 14% submitted the SAT. 91% submitted the ACT.

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Does University of Louisville Offer Student Housing?

Yes! University of Louisville provides on-campus housing for up to 3,508 students.

University of Louisville students are active in the school's Baptist Campus Ministry, Society of Porter Scholars and Association of Black Students. Homecoming Events, Fryberger Sing, and and Welcome Weekend are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Louisville.

Financial Aid at University of Louisville

University of Louisville meets 56% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Louisville full-time are awarded $13,255 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is University of Louisville a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Louisville

About 81% of students who start at University of Louisville return for their second year of college. Out of the 2,830 students who started at University of Louisville as first-time freshman, 1,028 graduate within four years.

University of Louisville's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 60%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 46% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $37,500 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,324 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Louisville sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Louisville a good school for you?

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Where is University of Louisville?

University of Louisville is located in the urban setting of Louisville, KY, less than an hour from Louisville.

If you want to see University of Louisville for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 65 to Louisville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Louisville International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Louisville and Louisville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2301 South Third Street Louisville, KY 40292-0001

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Louisville Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Louisville is Aug 1.

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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University of Louisville ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Louisville is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Louisville. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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University of Louisville Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Louisville is like? There are approximately 22,211 students enrolled at University of Louisville, including 15,927 undergraduate students and 6,284 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from KY and 20% percent of students are from other states.


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