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University of Louisville

  • Louisville, KY
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 51%49%
    student ratio
  • 15,957
    total students
  • $9,750 | $23,638
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 15
    fall application deadline
  • 71%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 544
    sat math
  • 561
    sat reading
  • 8
    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

The University of Louisville

The nationally-recognized University of Louisville offers more than 250 degree programs, administered through 12 schools and colleges, to over 22,000 students. . It is a research university located in Louisville, Kentucky, in the southern region of the United States.

The university prides itself on providing academic programs and comprehensive resources that meet the needs of a diverse student population.

It offers several programs that can be completed entirely online. It also provides a study abroad program that allows students to earn college credits while living and learning in other countries.

Online Degree Programs at the University of Louisville

The University of Louisville has 5 online undergraduate programs that make it possible for students to earn their degrees from anywhere in the world. Students who need the convenience and flexibility of online programs can pursue the following degrees: the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing; the BS in Administration of Justice; the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication; the BS in Communication; and the BS in Workforce Leadership.

Financial Aid for Students

More than 75% of undergraduates at the University of Louisville receive financial aid, which includes grants, loans, and work study programs. The university also awards scholarships to students with outstanding academic records and extracurricular achievements.

College of Business at the University of Louisville

The College of Business (COB) at the University of Louisville is ranked as one of the top business schools in the nation. As a matter of fact, "US News and World Report" and "Business Week" consistently place the college within the top 7% of business programs throughout the world.

COB offers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees in several majors, including accounting, computer information systems, economics, equine business, finance, and marketing.

The college also has a Bachelor of Arts program in economics. In addition, it offers minors in computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, equine business, finance, and marketing.

Speed School of Engineering

The J. B. Speed School of Engineering provides BS degrees in several areas including chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering and computer science, and mechanical engineering. It also has a cooperative internship program that enables students to earn real-world experience.

The College of Nursing

Undergraduate students in the University of Louisville School of Nursing can choose from 4 programs that prepare them for careers as registered nurses. The programs are: the Four-Year Traditional BSN program; the Traditional BSN -- Owensboro program; the Accelerated Second Degree program; and the RN-BSN Online program.

The Kent School of Social Work

Known for its exemplary standards, the Kent School of Social Work has received continuous accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education since its inception in 1936. Its Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program prepares students for rewarding careers in several areas, including addiction and treatment, child welfare, community mental health, and gerontology.

The College of Arts and Sciences

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville can choose from 70 majors.

Some degree programs offer specializations. The biology program includes a BA in Biology as well as a BS in Biology that has 3 tracks: cell/physiology, cell/genetics, and ecology. U of L students can also earn minors in biology.

The psychology program also offers a minor as well as a BA in Psychology with concentration in Natural Science, a BA in Psychology with concentration in Social Science, and a BS in Psychology.

College of Education and Human Development

The sports administration and elementary education programs in the College of Education and Human Development are just 2 of several programs that prepare students for careers related to education, health promotion and disease prevention, and health and sport sciences.

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration program obtain the skills needed to build careers in areas related to the sport industry, such as event management, facility management, health and fitness, and promotions and marketing.

Fellow students in the BS in Early Elementary Education program obtain the skills and knowledge needed to meet the state of Kentucky's requirements for certification in grades P-5 including Kindergarten.

Faculty Members at the University of Louisville

The University of Louisville employs faculty members who are teachers, mentors, scholars, and practitioners. For example, the College of Business has award-winning faculty members who are also corporate board members, industry-leading consultants, media consultants, and authors.

Professor Beth R. Davis-Sramek. is one of the college's accomplished faculty members. Her research focuses on supply chain relationships and integration mechanisms. She has published a number of articles, presented her work at several conferences, and served on a number of committees, panels, and editorial review boards.

Student Life at the University of Louisville

U of L maintains a supportive, vibrant community that meets the needs of its diverse student population. Its comprehensive array of resources includes disability, LGBT, and commuter services.

The university also provides on-campus housing including living and learning communities that focus on particular academic interests. Additionally, it offers more than 300 student organizations that allow students to pursue their interests and connect with their peers.

Furthermore, U of L has many on-campus recreational options including intramural sports, cultural offerings, several restaurants, and a theatre. It also has several intercollegiate sport teams known as the Cardinals.

Life in Louisville

Louisville is home to nearly 1 million people, which makes it the 17th largest city in the United States. It has a strong economy, a cost of living that is much lower than the national average, and a wide-variety of affordable housing. This exciting city also has numerous cultural and recreational options including the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Zoo, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and Louisville Waterfront Park.


Location & Contact

University of Louisville

2301 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40292-0001
USA

Ms.Jenny Sawyer

Executive Director of Admissions

Phone: 502-852-6531
Fax: 502-852-4776
Email: admitme@louisville.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Dental Hygiene
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

71% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied9,142
    • Accepted6,496
    • Acceptance Rate71%
    • Enrolled15,957
    • Female Applicants5,032
    • Females Accepted3,453
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants4,110
    • Males Accepted3,043
    • Male Acceptance Rate74%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.53
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer July 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 561 500 620
    • SAT Math 544 510 640
    • SAT Writing 8
    • ACT Composite 25 22 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$9,750
    • Out-of-state tuition *$23,638
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$7,710.00
    • Room only *$4,790.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students15,957
    • Male Student Percentage49%
    • Female Student Percentage51%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.63%
    • Black or African American11.48%
    • White or Caucasian76.44%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.14%
    • Asian3.11%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.04%
    • Two or more races3.52%
    • Unknown.21%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.41% representing 53 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students14.9% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 31%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Baptist Campus Ministry, Society of Porter Scholars, Association of Black Students, Common Ground, Raise Red Dance Marathon
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other The University of Louisville Alert notification system

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Division 1 No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division A Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics No No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Division 1 No
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,277
    • Full-time Percentage66%
    • Part-time Percentage34%
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio16:1 or 16,015 students to 988 faculty


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