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Louisville, Kentucky

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Chances of getting into University of Louisville

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Louisville
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Louisville and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,032 out of 13,851 applicants were admitted making Louisville a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. University of Louisville typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Louisville SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
17%
SAT Scores for University of Louisville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for University of Louisville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1180

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

University of Louisville typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Louisville admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >81%
1180 to 1290 Avg + 72%-81%
1070 to 1180 Avg - 60%-72%
960 to 1070 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 960 Low <47%
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Louisville ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
99%
ACT Scores for University of Louisville
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Louisville
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Louisville admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >83%
25 to 29 Avg + 72%-83%
22 to 25 Avg - 62%-72%
19 to 22 Reach 51%-62%
Less than 19 Low <51%
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Louisville GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.53
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 3.53 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 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Louisville students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 41% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

University of Louisville admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,881 5,970 13,851
Accepted 5,665 4,367 10,032
Acceptance Rate 72% 73% 72%
Enrolled 1,471 1,461 2,932
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 33% 29%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
214

Applicants have 214 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

University of Louisville Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to Louisville. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult 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 1070 and 1290. 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 22 and 29. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.