LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has stopped accepting applications for first year students. This is the earliest UofL has cut off applications, according to admissions director Jenny Sawyer.
UofL had an 11.5 percent increase in applications this year. Sawyer said the early cutoff date was needed to keep the incoming class from growing too big. The university also has notified accepted first year students who did not sign up for an orientation session by June 1 that they are too late to enroll in classes for fall 2013.
The university expects this year’s incoming class to be its largest and most academically prepared with an average ACT score above 25.
We’re delighted UofL continues to be a school of choice for the best students from Kentucky and, increasingly, across the country” said James Ramsey, university president.
Sawyer believes several factors played a role in the increase in applications and student quality including:
- Awareness of the university’s improving academic profile
- Better campus facilities
- Improvements in campus life due, in part, to a doubling of students living on campus or in affiliated housing
- Growing reputation of Louisville as a vibrant city
- “Spillover” interest related to the successes and national exposure of Cardinal athletic teams
The cutoff applies to first year students only. Applications are still open for transfer students, returning students who are trying to complete their degrees, and graduate students.
Sawyer noted that there is an appeal process for first year students who missed the deadline due to special circumstances.