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Louisville, Kentucky

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Your chances of getting into University of Louisville

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

74.7%
Admission Difficulty for University of Louisville
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Louisville is 74.7%.  Its admission rate is the 12th lowest in Kentucky.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Louisville and can you get accepted?

Louisville is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 11,544 out of the 15,455 who applied were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 50 percent on standardized admission tests. University of Louisville typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.64. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Louisville?

75% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Louisville you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.64 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1160 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT

Louisville GPA

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?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Louisville are to have around a 3.64 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Louisville accepts 75% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Louisville is 3.64 on the 4.0 scale. 36% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #4 in Kentucky for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Louisville is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

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

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Louisville SAT Scores

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. 13% of students submitted SAT scores and 91% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1050-1270

Applicants Submitting SAT 

13%
SAT Scores for University of Louisville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 530
Math 25th Percentile 520
Composite 25th Percentile 1050
SAT Scores for University of Louisville
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 630
Math 75th Percentile 640
Composite 75th Percentile 1270
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Louisville is 1160 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1050-1270. Students who get into University of Louisville score in the top 51 percent of all SAT test takers..  Louisville ranks #6 in the state of Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1160 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Louisville regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1050, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 940, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Louisville is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1160 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1160, you have around a 75% chance of being admitted. A 1270 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 85% chance of getting in.

University of Louisville admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1270 and Above Good >85%
1160 to 1270 Avg + 75%-85%
1050 to 1160 Avg - 61%-75%
940 to 1050 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 940 Low <45%
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Louisville ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

20-28 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

91%
ACT Scores for University of Louisville
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for University of Louisville
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 29
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Louisville is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 28.  The school ranks #6 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Louisville.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Louisville is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Louisville for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 75% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 85% with a 28 ACT score.

University of Louisville admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >85%
24 to 28 Avg + 75%-85%
20 to 24 Avg - 61%-75%
16 to 20 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 16 Low <45%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Louisville admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,996 6,459 15,455
Accepted 6,712 4,832 11,544
Acceptance Rate 75% 75% 75%
Enrolled 1,499 1,196 2,695
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 25% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Feb 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

141

Applicants have 141 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2024.

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Louisville is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.64 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1160 on the SAT and 24 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to University of Louisville often consider these colleges

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?

13% of students submit their SAT scores to Louisville. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Louisville?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Louisville. Admission competition is 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. The average SAT score is 1160. 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 20 and 28. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.