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Chances of getting into University of Louisville

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
65%
Admission Difficulty for University of Louisville
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Louisville and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Louisville is 65%.  It ranks #8 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Louisville is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 11,243 out of 17,265 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent (SAT 1050/1270 ACT 21/28). University of Louisville typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.64. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Louisville application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Louisville. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 17% of students submitted SAT scores and 99% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Louisville SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1050-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT 
17%
SAT Scores for University of Louisville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for University of Louisville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Louisville?

University of Louisville typically prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. Louisville ranks #5 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Louisville admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1270 and Above Good >78%
1160 to 1270 Avg + 65%-78%
1050 to 1160 Avg - 49%-65%
940 to 1050 Reach 34%-49%
Less than 940 Low <34%
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Louisville ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
99%
ACT Scores for University of Louisville
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Louisville
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Louisville?

Admission data indicates that Louisville regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 99 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Louisville.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Louisville admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >79%
24 to 28 Avg + 65%-79%
21 to 24 Avg - 52%-65%
18 to 21 Reach 38%-52%
Less than 18 Low <38%
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Louisville GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.64
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Louisville?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Louisville. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Louisville was 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Louisville accepts 65% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Louisville students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 35.62% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.98% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.39% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.48% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.44% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.87% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.21% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of Louisville admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,906 7,359 17,265
Accepted 6,416 4,827 11,243
Acceptance Rate 65% 66% 65%
Enrolled 1,493 1,373 2,866
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 28% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
152

Applicants have 152 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Louisville is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Louisville and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Louisville Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Louisville
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157289 IPEDS survey data for University of Louisville.

FAQs

Does University of Louisville prefer SAT or ACT?

17% of students submit their SAT scores to Louisville. 99% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Louisville?

65% of those who apply are granted admission to Louisville. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Louisville?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1270. 17% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Louisville?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.