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University of Louisville

2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY

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University of Louisville (U of L) is a research university located in Louisville, Kentucky. The university is comprised of three campuses in the Louisville metropolitan area. The U of L Belknap Campus, just a few miles from downtown Louisville, houses seven schools and colleges. Located in downtown Louisville is the Health Sciences Center, which houses the university's health-related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County.

University of Louisville offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional levels. It has more than 170 fields of study in its 12 schools and colleges. It also offers a post-baccalaureate Pre-med Certificate Program, and many Study Abroad programs.

History

University of Louisville was conceived in 1798 as the Jefferson Seminary in Louisville, and opened in 1813. By 1829 it had closed. In 1837, the Louisville Medical Institute (LMI) and the Louisville Collegiate Institute (LCI) opened. In 1840, LCI changed its name to Louisville College, and later inherited the estate of the Jefferson Seminary that was designated for higher education in Louisville. While LMI thrived, LCI did not. In 1846, the medical school and college were combined with a newly created law school to form the University of Louisville. The college did not survive this change, while the other two divisions prospered.

In 1907, the liberal arts college was revived and added new programs that included the Graduate School, Speed Scientific School, University College, School of Music, and others. A full-time faculty and administrative staff were appointed before the onset of World War I.

After World War II, there was an effort to desegregate the local colleges and the university. Desegregation was achieved from 1950 to 1951. In 1970, the university joined the state system of higher education for financial survival.

Academics

The academic calendar for the University of Louisville follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters. The summer semester is broken into several terms, as follows: Term I, Term II, Ten-week Term, Term III

Colleges and Schools

The colleges and schools of the University of Louisville are:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • School of Dentistry
  • College of Education & Human Development
  • School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
  • Kent School of Social Work
  • Brandeis School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health & Information Sciences
  • Speed School of Engineering

Within each school or college at UoL are different divisions, centers and departments.

Student Life

U of L is a social campus, with a Student Activities Center, Student Affairs Office, Student Government office, a full Student Events Calendar, 28 Greek organizations, and more than 300 student clubs and organizations.

On campus housing is available, along with a wide variety of dining options. The student newspaper, The Louisville Cardinal, keeps students informed of news, events and activities on campus. The "Cardinal Card" is every students ID card and discount card, granting access to campus health services, on and off campus student services and activities.

Traditions

The traditional school colors for the University of Louisville are red and white, with black as an accent color. The school mascot is the cardinal, and the athletic teams are nicknamed the U of L "Cardinals."

Fight! U of L - by R.B. Griffith

Fight now for victory and show them
How we sure will win this game
Fight on you Card'nals and prove to them
That we deserve our fame.
Rah, Rah, Rah!
Roll up the score now and beat the foe
So we can give a yell
With a FIGHT! give them all you've got
For we are with you U of L.

All Hail U of L - by Alan Greener

All hail to thee our U of L
As we stand up for her fame.
All hail to thee our U of L
As we fight to win this game.
Sing praises for a victory,
We wish our heroes well.
All hail the Cardinal Spirit.
All hail our U of L!
GO CARDS!

Athletics

The U of L's athletics teams have won two NCAA Division I championships, and many of its athletic programs have received top ranking. The U of L's "Cardinals" compete in numerous intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The University of Louisville has three campuses:

  • Belknap Campus, with seven of its 11 colleges and schools
  • The Health Sciences Center, with all health programs and the University of Louisville Hospital
  • Shelby Campus, in Eastern Jefferson County

Community Life

The city of Louisville has long been known as a hotbed for arts and culture. It is home to the Actors Theatre of Louisville, which has introduced many renowned new plays through the years that resulted in many prestigious awards. Other cultural attractions in the community include the Center for Performing Arts, Frazier International History Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Science Center, Louisville Slugger Museum, and the Muhammad Ali Center, among others.

Historical attractions in Louisville include two important vessels that have become National Historic Landmarks: The Riverboat Spirit of Jefferson, and the Steamer Belle of Louisville. Both boats are at Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville.

The U of L has many community partnerships that benefit the school and the region, including:

  • University Partnerships for Urban Development
  • Urban Studies Institute
  • Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
  • Kentucky Population Research/State Data Center
  • Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods
  • Kentucky Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students University of Louisville accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

University of Louisville has a total student population of about 21,000. The student body is made up of 74% undergraduate students and 13% graduate students.

$16,000

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $11,000-$13,000
    • Out-of-State: $25,000-$29,820
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $440-$530 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $1,000-$1,200 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$8,795
Receiving Student Loans47%$6,459
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, University of Louisville may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

University of Louisville has an overall graduation rate which is close to 53%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years25%
Graduating in 5 Years22%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dental Hygienist Program
  • Endodontics Program
  • Law Program
  • Medical (M.D.) Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Program
  • Pediatric Dentistry Program
  • Periodontics Program
  • Prosthodontics Program
  • Master's in Public Health (M.P.H.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Louisville is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Atlantic Coast Conference)
  • Basketball (Atlantic Coast Conference)
  • Track and Field (Atlantic Coast Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Atlantic Coast Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by University of Louisville by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
71.69%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
97%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
13:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
18

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,477