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Colleges / University of Louisville

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate66%
Acceptance Rate66%

University of Louisville Admissions

If you want to apply to University of Louisville, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 15 and the fee for the application is $25.

University of Louisville Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of University of Louisville's admissions stats.

University of Louisville 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 14%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 91%
Waitlist No

University of Louisville Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Louisville.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to University of Louisville?

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

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Louisville Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to University of Louisville?

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Louisville.

In 2021, University of Louisville accepted 66% of all applicants, approximately 10,910 from 16,598 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Louisville, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Engineering programs is program very difficult.

Transferring to University of Louisville

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Louisville

University of Louisville has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Louisville?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Louisville

Curious about the factors that are considered by University of Louisville during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with University of Louisville for more information on admission factors.

University of Louisville Application Requirements

To apply to University of Louisville, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with University of Louisville's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Louisville?

Students admitted to University of Louisville have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Louisville looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 14% of University of Louisville's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 91% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Louisville?

What is a Good ACT Score for University of Louisville?

To be most competitive at University of Louisville, you should strive to earn between 21 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Louisville's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Louisville students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Louisville

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Louisville. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Louisville during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Louisville Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Louisville?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Louisville.

Does University of Louisville accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Louisville accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Louisville accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does University of Louisville accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Louisville accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Louisville?

✅ University of Louisville is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is University of Louisville's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Louisville has an acceptance rate of 66%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Louisville?

❌ University of Louisville does not offer early decision.

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University of Louisville Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into University of Louisville? University of Louisville is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Louisville acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 65 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

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

University of Louisville SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

University of Louisville GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Louisville, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.64. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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