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Monroe, Louisiana

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Chances of getting into University of Louisiana Monroe

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for University of Louisiana Monroe
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Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into ULM and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,164 out of 3,953 applicants were admitted making University of Louisiana Monroe an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. University of Louisiana Monroe typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

ULM SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for University of Louisiana Monroe
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for University of Louisiana Monroe
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

ULM ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for University of Louisiana Monroe
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Louisiana Monroe
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that ULM regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Louisiana 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 Louisiana Monroe.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Louisiana Monroe admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >88%
21 to 24 Avg + 80%-88%
19 to 21 Avg - 72%-80%
17 to 19 Reach 63%-72%
Less than 17 Low <63%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into ULM. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Louisiana Monroe was 3.35 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.35 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ULM accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Louisiana Monroe students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 22% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% 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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Admission Statistics

University of Louisiana Monroe admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,373 1,580 3,953
Accepted 1,921 1,243 3,164
Acceptance Rate 81% 79% 80%
Enrolled 734 378 1,112
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 30% 35%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply

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

Admission Requirements

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

University of Louisiana Monroe Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
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 Monroe
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=159993 IPEDS survey data for University of Louisiana Monroe.


Does University of Louisiana Monroe prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to ULM. 99% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Louisiana Monroe?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to ULM. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Louisiana Monroe?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.