The University of Louisville is a research and innovation powerhouse, located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. Our students and campus are dynamically connected to our great city, creating a vital ecosystem that sustains thriving futures for our students, the local and global community, and society. UofL has earned recognition as a “Research 1” and “Community Engaged” university by the Carnegie Foundation, one of only 69 of more than 4,000 universities in the country that can claim both distinctions. Our 12 colleges and schools, and over 200 majors, allow our students to unleash their potential and prepare them for the careers, workplaces, and complex challenges of tomorrow. >
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Ready to join the Cardinal Family? The application process has several advantages: no letters of recommendation, no essays, optional ACT/SAT score submission, automatic scholarship consideration and a quick admission decision. The University of Louisville seeks to admit students who are college-ready. Students who don't meet automatic admission standards will be considered on a one-on-one basis. Our goal is to evaluate all factors, and accept students who will be successful at UofL.
Students who choose to apply without ACT/SAT scores may be prompted to submit additional materials, depending upon their chosen major. Learn more about our admission standards here. Please submit a high school transcript and $25 fee. Students on free or reduced lunch do not pay the fee.
We look forward to reviewing your application. We will work hard to help make your dream of attending UofL a reality. If you have any questions about the application process or next steps, please contact your personal admissions counselor.
The University of Louisville is not accepting transfer applications through Common App. You can learn more about transferring to UofL and complete your application here.
You can rely on us to assist you in understanding your financial responsibilities and accessing the greatest amount of financial aid you deserve to make tuition affordable. The University of Louisville offers numerous scholarship programs, including automatic and competitive scholarships, mentored scholarship programs, need-based scholarships, and out-of-state scholarships.
We are offering more ways than ever to experience UofL, including in-person and virtual experiences. Take this time to explore our campus and take a virtual tour, attend a campus visit, learn about our 200+ academic programs, complete an academic department visit, and connect one-on-one with your personal admissions counselor. Learn more about how you can visit UofL.
UofL is a great place to learn, work and invest. The university is uniquely positioned to provide our current and prospective students the experiences they need to fulfill their full academic and personal goals.