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University of Louisville Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Sugandhi Sood

With an acceptance rate of 72% (fall 2018), the University of Louisville is moderately easy to get into. In the academic year of 2018, 8,273 applicants were accepted out of 10,987 total applications, out of which 2,813 students chose to enroll in the university.

The average high school GPAof the admitted freshman class at the University of Louisvillewas 3.53 on the 4.0 scale, indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The university offers applications during fall and spring semesters and summer term.

UofL accepts either ACT or SAT score. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600.

  • Application for undergraduate courses is made through an online portal.
  • Separate portal for domestic and international students.
  • Application for graduate courses is made online by filling the online application form.
  • The option of a priority early registration is available to both undergraduate and graduate applicants.
  • Most graduate courses require GRE scores.
  • Baccalaureate/undergraduate degree is required to enroll for graduate courses.


Application PortalUG/PG: applyweb online application
Application FeeUG: 25 USD
PG: 65 USD
Mode of payment Credit card/Check/Money order
Acceptance rate 72.6%
ACT (middle 50%)22-28
International application deadlineSeason wise priority deadlines
Intake seasonFall/Spring

University of Louisville Admission Deadlines

The University of Louisville admissions are held for Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Application priority deadlines for students are categorized below:

  • UG/PG Courses: Fall: May 1, Spring: November 1, Summer: March 1
  • MBA has the submission deadline of May 1 for International applicants.

University of Louisville International Admissions

Along with the basic requirements, there are some additional requirements for international

students. Read through the following before starting the application process:

International Admission requirements:

  • Official transcripts of records from all secondary schools, universities, colleges, or professional schools attended.
  • Official transcripts of all credit earned since secondary school are required for graduate students.
  • Notarized verbatim English translation, if original transcript is in any other language.
  • Submission of academic records to Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services, Inc. (WES) is mandatory for undergraduate applicants.
  • Letters of recommendation for graduate students.
  • GMAT scores for MBA program.
  • GRE score for rest of the graduate courses.
  • Financial statement
  • All academic credentials should be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions.

Language Requirements for International Students

All international students need to provide proof of English proficiency by achieving at least

one of the following:

TestMinimum Score Required
TOEFL (cBt)213
TOEFL (pBT)550
IELTS6.5 (Band score)

Note: Graduate students who hold the following are exempted from above-given language requirements:

  • A ‘C’ or better in (college) English 101
  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited U.S. institution

University of Louisville Undergraduate Admissions

The university welcomes international students from all over the world and offers around 200 undergraduate degree courses.Following are the requirements for undergraduate courses:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • 25 USD application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL)
  • All high school transcripts
  • SAT/ACT scores. The average scores accepted for fall 2017 are as follows:
Test Scores25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT-Evidence Based Reading & Writing540640
SAT Math530650
ACT Composite2228
ACT English2230
ACT Math2128

University of Louisville Graduate Admissions

Graduate programs offered by the university have varying requirements and application fee. Students can apply online via the respective college’s application portal.

Applicants are recommended to submit the application prior to the deadline. So that application can be processed, and the admissions office has enough time to review the applications.

Application Portal:Apply here

CourseApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementMinimum English Language Proficiency Requirement
[M.ENG] (Mechanical Engineering)Fall: 01 May
Spring: 01 November
Summer: 01 March
65 USDTwo letters of recommendations;
Official final copies of all college/university transcripts;
Minimum 2.75/4.00 GPA requirement;
GRE score of 295 or above
IELTS: 6.5
[M.ENG] (Electrical Engineering)Fall: 01 May
Spring: 01 November
Summer: 01 March
65 USDLetters of recommendations;
Cumulative baccalaureate GPA of 2.75;
GRE score of 295 or above
IELTS: 6.5
(full time)
May 150 USDPersonal statement; Professional resume;
Letters of recommendation;
WES or ECE formal evaluation (required ONLY for international students);
GMAT score (Not older than 2 years of application)
IELTS: 6.5

Note: Students applying to the following programs are required to complete a SOPHAS application before applying to the university.

  1. Master in Public Health
  2. Master of Science in Health Administration
  3. Master of Science in Health Data Analytics
  4. Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences

UofL offers acceptance to students based on an applicant’s overall learning both academically and non-academically. Applicants are offered admission on the basis of their English language test scores, high school results, overall academic performance and extra-curricular achievements.

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