Undergraduate Admissions

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The J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville offers a Bachelor of Science degree in seven fields. Each program is individually accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, www.abet.org. An optional 5th year is encouraged to earn an accredited Master of Engineering. Speed School students gain real-world work experience through three semesters of required cooperative education. The co-op student is paid a competitive hourly wage, and receives academic credit for each semester of work.

Regardless of what engineering discipline students select, each student will begin in the core engineering classes on which the foundation of future classes are based.

First-year students are part of the Engineering Fundamentals cohort, specifically designed to engage and support our newest students to help insure their success as they pursue an engineering degree. Our faculty and staff are committed to students and excited to help students navigate the important transition from high school to university life. Students will enroll in the undergraduate mathematics courses for engineering students as well as the required introductory engineering course and engineering graphics.

Undergraduate Admissions

It is essential that students have a strong math and science background which typically includes chemistry, physics and calculus.

Minimum requirements for freshman candidates are:

  • A high school pre-college curriculum including chemistry and calculus or pre-calculus.

The typical freshman profile is:

  • Average GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Middle 50% have test scores ranging from 27 – 32 on the ACT or 1260 – 1440 on the SAT.

Degrees in:


Updated: 4/24/2019