University of Louisville Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Louisville Admissions Overview:

To apply to the University of Louisville, interested students will need to submit an application, along with high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. Students with high grades and test scores above average have a better chance of being admitted. In 2015, the school had an acceptance rate of 73%, making it accessible to most applicants. For more information about applying, be sure to visit the school's website.

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Admissions Data (2016):

University of Louisville Description:

With 13 schools and colleges, the University of Louisville's mission is to be Kentucky's "premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university." The university's red brick main campus, located just three miles from downtown Louisville, features a planetarium, art gallery, field-house, and numerous stadiums.

The university enrolls students from all 50 states and over 100 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. Track and field, volleyball, and baseball are also strong.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 21,578 (15,826 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 79% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,264 (in-state); $26,286 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,130
  • Other Expenses: $5,432
  • Total Cost: $26,026 (in-state); $41,048 (out-of-state)

University of Louisville Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,487
    • Loans: $6,353

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Rowing, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Track and Field, Field Hockey, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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