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Chances of getting into University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56%
Admission Difficulty for University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into UL Lafayette and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,301 out of 9,468 applicants were admitted making UL Lafayette a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. University of Louisiana at Lafayette typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 52% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

UL Lafayette SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1140

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

University of Louisiana at Lafayette typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 3 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 Louisiana at Lafayette admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >68%
1140 to 1250 Avg + 56%-68%
1030 to 1140 Avg - 43%-56%
920 to 1030 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 920 Low <31%
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UL Lafayette ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
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 UL Lafayette?

Admission data indicates that UL Lafayette 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 Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Louisiana at Lafayette admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >70%
24 to 28 Avg + 56%-70%
21 to 24 Avg - 45%-56%
18 to 21 Reach 34%-45%
Less than 18 Low <34%
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UL Lafayette GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into UL Lafayette. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UL Lafayette accepts 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Louisiana at Lafayette students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

73% of University of Louisiana at Lafayette freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Louisiana at Lafayette students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Louisiana at Lafayette admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,726 3,741 9,468
Accepted 3,066 2,235 5,301
Acceptance Rate 54% 60% 56%
Enrolled 1,488 1,245 2,733
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 49% 56% 52%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
221

Applicants have 221 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160658 IPEDS survey data for University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

FAQs

Does University of Louisiana at Lafayette prefer SAT or ACT?

3% of students submit their SAT scores to UL Lafayette. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

56% of those who apply are granted admission to UL Lafayette. 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 Louisiana at Lafayette?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1250. 3% 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 Louisiana at Lafayette?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.