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University of Louisville

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1798
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 14,995
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $622,013,000
Admissions Address

2301 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40292



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: August 22
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ms. Jenny L. Sawyer
Admissions office telephone: (502) 852-6531
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 22
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://admissions.louisville.edu/app/ugrd.html Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: None (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 5 N/A
Total academic units 21 8

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 22
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 22
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Considered
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 6,323
Total acceptances: 4,477
Total freshman enrollment: 2,443
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 2,921
Male acceptances: 2,215
Male freshman enrollment: 1,186
Female applicants: 3,402
Female acceptances: 2,262
Female freshman enrollment: 1,257
Out-of-state freshmen: 16%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A  
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 29%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 – 630
Math: 500 – 640
Combined: 1000 – 1270

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 5.4% 8.7%
600-699 29.2% 31.1%
500-599 40.5% 35.8%
400-499 22.1% 21.8%
300-399 2.6% 2.3%
200-299 0.1% 0.3%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 89%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 27
Math: 21 – 28
Composite: 21 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 12.2% 16.2% 11.5%
24-29 40.0% 38.8% 40.2%
18-23 47.2% 40.1% 39.6%
12-17 0.7% 4.9% 8.7%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A




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