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Chances of getting into University of Louisiana Monroe

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
78%
Admission Difficulty for University of Louisiana Monroe
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into ULM and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at ULM is 78%.  It ranks #15 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Louisiana Monroe is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,772 out of 4,837 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent (SAT 950/1170 ACT 20/24). University of Louisiana Monroe typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The ULM application fee is $20 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Louisiana Monroe is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

ULM SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
950-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT 
1%
SAT Scores for University of Louisiana Monroe
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for University of Louisiana Monroe
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Louisiana Monroe typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 840. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. ULM ranks #12 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 1 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 Louisiana Monroe admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1170 and Above Good >87%
1060 to 1170 Avg + 78%-87%
950 to 1060 Avg - 65%-78%
840 to 950 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 840 Low <50%
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ULM ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
99%
ACT Scores for University of Louisiana Monroe
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
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 22

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #9 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >87%
22 to 24 Avg + 78%-87%
20 to 22 Avg - 65%-78%
18 to 20 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 18 Low <50%
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ULM GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.5
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into ULM. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Louisiana Monroe was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ULM accepts 78% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Louisiana Monroe students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 10.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 27.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 22.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 19.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 9.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

78% of University of Louisiana Monroe freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Louisiana Monroe students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 78%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Louisiana Monroe admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,090 1,747 4,837
Accepted 2,423 1,349 3,772
Acceptance Rate 78% 77% 78%
Enrolled 736 372 1,108
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 28% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
32

Applicants have 32 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Louisiana Monroe is $20.

Application 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 Application 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.

FAQs

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?

78% 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 SAT score is required for University of Louisiana Monroe?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1170. 1% 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 Monroe?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 24. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.