The University of Louisville is a vibrant, dynamic college located in the heart of Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area. Here, we empower students to forge their own unique paths to success.

Seize your future and make an impact here and beyond.

Undergraduate Admissions

With 12 academic schools and colleges within the university, we offer students more than 200 degree programs. So, from music to math, we’ve got you covered.

Our application process is easy:

  • No essays or letters of recommendation
  • ACT/SAT scores are optional for admission and many automatic scholarships
  • Quick admissions decisions

The Fall 2024 application is now available.

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How to Apply

We’re thrilled to help you take the next step in your education. Follow our guides to learn more about our admission process, application requirements and upcoming deadlines.

Admitted Students

If you’re a recently admitted student, congratulations! As the newest member of the Cardinal Family, we’ll help you register for orientation, schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, enroll in classes and more.

Check Your Application Status

If you need to check your application status or view any missing items, log in to your Application Gateway using the personal email and password you used when you applied.

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Graduate Admissions

To apply to a graduate program, you must complete the application form. Please consult with your chosen graduate program for more information on program-specific application requirements, deadlines and fees.

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Professional Degree Programs

Admissions requirements for professional degree programs vary. Contact your chosen program for more details.

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Online Programs

Admissions requirements are different for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for specific programs. For detailed application and admissions instructions, view our online programs.

Ready to apply?

Get started on your undergraduate application. If you need help, contact our enrollment counselors at 800.871.8635 or

If you're an international student, view additional requirements for international admission.

We also offer additional benefits if you are a military veteran or current service member.

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International Students

In addition to standard application steps, international students will also need to prove English proficiency, take the appropriate steps to apply for a visa and demonstrate that you have adequate financial resources to support your educational and living expenses for the duration of your studies in the U.S.

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Find Your Path

We are equally committed to helping non-traditional students reach their educational goals. No matter what road led you to UofL, our guides will explain your admission process, application requirements and upcoming deadlines.

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