University of Louisville: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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The University of Louisville is a public university with an acceptance rate of 72%. Located three miles from downtown Louisville, the University of Louisville's mission is to be Kentucky's "premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university." With 12 schools and colleges, and over 200 degree programs, Louisville enrolls students from all 50 states and over 94 countries. In athletics, the Louisville Cardinals compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. The men's and women's basketball teams have met with particular success.

Considering applying to the University of Louisville? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, the University of Louisville had an acceptance rate of 72%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 72 students were admitted, making Louisville's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 13,851
Percent Admitted 72%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 29%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The University of Louisville requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 17% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 540 640
Math 530 650
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Louisville's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to the University of Louisville scored between 540 and 640, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 650, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 650. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1290 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at the University of Louisville.

Requirements

The University of Louisville does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Louisville does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Louisville requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 99% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 22 31
Math 21 28
Composite 22 29

This admissions data tells us that most of Louisville's admitted students fall within the top 37% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to the University of Louisville received a composite ACT score between 22 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

Note that Louisville does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Louisville does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of University of Louisville's incoming freshman class was 3.62, and over 50% of admitted students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Louisville have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Louisville Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Louisville Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to the University of Louisville. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

The University of Louisville, which accepts nearly three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind that the school is also interested in the rigor of your high school courses, not grades alone. They will want to see the successful completion of challenging college preparatory classes. Note that admissions standards vary among Louisville's colleges and programs.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had ACT scores of 20 or higher and a combined SAT score of 1000 or higher. Most accepted students had a "B" or higher high school average.

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