University of Louisville (U of L)

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University of Louisville can be found in Louisville, KY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at U of L number about twenty four thousand each year, and is one of the largest schools in the state.

Many of the students that got into U of L earned an SAT score between 1070 - 1290, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 22 - 29. We were able to estimate the U of L average GPA (3.23 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 69% of all students that apply are granted admission to University of Louisville, from which 27 percent choose to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the U of L acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 67%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall U of L Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Louisville was reported as 69.3% in Fall 2020 with over 14,800 college applications submitted to this school. 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

  • U of L ACT Scores: 22 - 29
  • U of L Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Louisville?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Louisville is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

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 University of Louisville has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 72.6%
  • 2017-2018: 75.3%
  • 2018-2019: 72.4%
  • 2019-2020: 69.3%
  • Projected U of L Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 66.7%

How Does U of L Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Louisville is twenty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Campbellsville University70.1%
University of Kentucky95.9%
Indiana University-Bloomington77.9%
Eastern Kentucky University93.8%
Northern Kentucky University90.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • 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 U of L (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math530 - 650
Total Score1070 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 31
Math21 - 28
Composite Score22 - 29
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