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University of Louisville Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to University of Louisville, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application is $25.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

University of Louisville Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Louisville 2021 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

Considering Applying Early to University of Louisville?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of Louisville

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Louisville.

In 2021, University of Louisville accepted 66% of students, around 10,910 of the 16,598 students who applied.

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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does University of Louisville Look For in an Applicant?

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

Admissions Factors at University of Louisville

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

University of Louisville 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Transcript of High School Record

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.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Louisville, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 18.98%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 12.39%
3.00 and 3.24 8.48%
2.50 and 2.9 8.44%
2.00 and 2.49 0.87%

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

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.

In 2021, 14% of University of Louisville's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 91% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Louisville?

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What's 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.

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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
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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's acceptance rate is 66%.

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University of Louisville Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

66%

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.

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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

University of Louisville ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

21 to 29

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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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.

University of Louisville SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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University of Louisville GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.64

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.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

22,211

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

66%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,162

Out-of-State

$28,508

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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