University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL)

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette can be found in Lafayette, LA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UL has an enrollment of nearly eighteen thousand students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score between 1020 - 1268 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UL average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.38. An estimated 70% of all students which applied were admitted at UL, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 41% continued on to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UL acceptance rate 2021 will be around 55%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UL Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Louisiana at Lafayette was reported as 67.9% in Fall 2020 with over 9,140 applications submitted to University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UL ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • UL Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into UL, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UL has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 51.9%
  • 2017-2018: 50.9%
  • 2018-2019: 56.0%
  • 2019-2020: 67.9%
  • Projected UL Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 55.1%

How Does UL Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Louisiana at Lafayette is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern University and A & M College34.9%
McNeese State University80.7%
Nicholls State University88.0%
Southeastern Louisiana University90.2%
Tulane University of Louisiana12.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UL (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 618
Math510 - 650
Total Score1020 - 1268
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math19 - 25
Composite Score21 - 26
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