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UL Lafayette Admission Requirements

Lafayette, Louisiana

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Chances of getting into University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
67%
Admission Difficulty for University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into UL Lafayette and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UL Lafayette is 67%.  It ranks #10 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. UL Lafayette is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 6,641 out of 9,870 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent (SAT 1000/1210 ACT 20/26). University of Louisiana at Lafayette typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.4. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UL Lafayette application fee is $25 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Louisiana at Lafayette is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

UL Lafayette SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1000-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT 
3%
SAT Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

University of Louisiana at Lafayette typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. UL Lafayette ranks #7 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Louisiana at Lafayette admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1210 and Above Good >79%
1105 to 1210 Avg + 67%-79%
1000 to 1105 Avg - 52%-67%
895 to 1000 Reach 36%-52%
Less than 895 Low <36%
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UL Lafayette ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
97%
ACT Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UL Lafayette?

Admission data indicates that UL Lafayette regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Louisiana at Lafayette admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >79%
23 to 26 Avg + 67%-79%
20 to 23 Avg - 52%-67%
17 to 20 Reach 36%-52%
Less than 17 Low <36%
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UL Lafayette GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.4
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UL Lafayette. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UL Lafayette accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Louisiana at Lafayette students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 21.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 21.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 18.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 15.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

72% of University of Louisiana at Lafayette freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Louisiana at Lafayette students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 72%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Louisiana at Lafayette admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,126 3,744 9,870
Accepted 4,112 2,529 6,641
Acceptance Rate 67% 68% 67%
Enrolled 1,351 987 2,338
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 39% 35%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Louisiana at Lafayette is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Louisiana at Lafayette and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160658 IPEDS survey data for University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

FAQs

Does University of Louisiana at Lafayette prefer SAT or ACT?

3% of students submit their SAT scores to UL Lafayette. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to UL Lafayette. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1210. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.