Admissions Requirements

Application Requirements for All Students

  • ACT and SAT scores will be optional for students entering in summer/fall 2021 and spring/summer/fall 2022.
  • Submit: Take Flight application or Common App, high school transcript, $25 non-refundable fee*
  • No letters of recommendation are required if you meet minimum standards

*Students on free/reduced lunch do not pay the application fee.

Admission Requirements for General Admission to UofL

The University of Louisville seeks to admit students who are college-ready. Students with strong high school grades and a pre-college high school curriculum are generally admitted. The middle 50% of our first-year students scored between 22 and 28 on their ACTs. 25% scored 29-36 and the final 25% scored below 22. Students with lower test scores (or students who apply without  ACT/SAT test scores) will be considered if they demonstrate strong high school grades in a rigorous high school curriculum. A UofL admissions counselor may request additional materials, such as a resume that displays involvement outside the classroom,  letters of recommendation or a personal essay to demonstrate a student’s ability to succeed at the University of Louisville.

Admission Requirements by School or Program

Academic Unit or Program

Automatic Admission with

ACT/SAT Scores

Minimum Requirements for Consideration Without

ACT/SAT Scores

Arts & Sciences*,

Public Health, Social Work

GPA: 2.5

20 ACT or 1030 SAT

GPA: 2.5

Comprehensive review of high school

transcript, including grades & courses

particularly college preparatory courses

College of Business: Accountancy,

Computer Information Systems,

Economics, Equine Industry,

Finance, Management, Marketing

GPA: 3.0

25 ACT or 1200 SAT

23 ACT Math or 560 SAT Math

 

OR

 

GPA: 3.3

22 ACT or 1100 SAT

23 ACT Math or 560 SAT Math

GPA: 3.0

Comprehensive high school transcript 

evaluation to view grades and levels

of Math courses (1-2 additional advanced

Math courses beyond Algebra II)

College of Business: Business Administration

GPA: 2.75

23 ACT or 1130 SAT

21 ACT Math or 530 SAT Math

GPA: 2.75

Comprehensive high school transcript 

evaluation to view grades and levels

of Math courses (1-2 additional advanced

Math courses beyond Algebra II)

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene is a two-step process. 

Freshmen are admitted to the lower division

and then apply for upper division after 3-4

semesters

GPA: 2.8

21 ACT of 1060 SAT

 

OR

 

GPA: 3.0

20 ACT or 1030 SAT

GPA: 2.8

Comprehensive review of high school 

transcript including grades and courses,

particularly college preparatory courses.

College of Education & Human Development

GPA: 2.5

21 ACT or 1060 SAT

GPA: 2.5

Comprehensive review of high school 

transcript including grades and courses,

particularly college preparatory courses.

School of Music

GPA: 2.75

21 ACT or 1060 SAT

 

OR

 

GPA: 3.0

20 ACT or 1030 SAT

GPA: 2.75

Comprehensive review of high school 

transcript including grades and courses,

particularly college preparatory courses.

School of Nursing

Nursing admission is a two-step process. 

Freshmen are admitted to the lower division

and then apply for upper division after 3-4

semesters

GPA 3.0

22 ACT or 1100 SAT

22 ACT Math or 540 SAT Math

GPA: 3.0

Accuplacer QRAS Math score minimum 250

Accuplacer Reading score minimum 244

J.B. Speed School of Engineering:

All undergraduate programs of study, except

Computer Science, BA

GPA: 3.0

25 ACT or 1200 SAT

25 ACT Math & 25 ACT Science or

590 SAT MATH

 

OR

 

GPA 3.5

24 ACT or 1160 SAT

24 ACT Math & 24 ACT Science or

580 SAT Math

 

Students who choose to submit

test scores and do not meet the minimum

ACT/SAT requirements, but who meet

GPA and course requirements will be

admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences

as pre-engineering

GPA: 3.0

Comprehensive high school transcript 

evaluation to view levels of courses .

(Successful completion of pre-calculus

required and enrollment/completion

of chemistry, preferably AP calculus)

 

Student resume may be requested (extra-

curricular activities and leadership positions)

J.B. Speed School of Engineering: 

Computer Science, BA

GPA: 3.0

23 ACT or 1130 SAT

23 ACT Math or 560 SAT Math

GPA 3.0

Comprehensive high school transcript 

evaluation to view levels of courses .

(Successful completion of pre-calculus

required and enrollment/completion

of chemistry, preferably AP calculus)

 

Student resume may be requested (extra-

curricular activities and leadership positions)

* Students applying to programs in the Hite Art Institute must apply to those programs separately, in addition to applying to UofL.