University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM)

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University of Louisiana-Monroe can be found in Monroe, LA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 9,700 students are enrolled at ULM.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 940 (25th percentile) to 1220 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 20 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the ULM average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.33 for accepted students. Approximately 80 percent of all applicant were admitted at University of Louisiana-Monroe, and from those that were granted acceptance about 50 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall ULM Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Louisiana-Monroe was reported as 77.2% in Fall 2013 with over 3,450 applications submitted to ULM. 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

  • ULM ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • ULM Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Louisiana-Monroe?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into ULM, 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for ULM has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 74.1%
  • 2010-2011: 72.9%
  • 2011-2012: 91.9%
  • 2012-2013: 91.4%
  • 2013-2014: 77.2%
  • Projected ULM Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 82.8%

How Does ULM Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Louisiana-Monroe is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Grambling State University43.6%
Alcorn State University82.9%
Northwestern State University of Louisiana84.0%
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus60.8%
Louisiana College74.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to ULM (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math18 - 24
Composite Score20 - 25
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