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University of Louisville Overview

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, University of Louisville is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Louisville makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of Louisville Known For?

3,216 Undergraduate Awards
$33,164 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at U of L.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 60% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from U of L with a bachelor's degree make about $41,800 a year. That's 2% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Louisville Rankings

U of L holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Kentucky ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at U of L.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards U of L has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#26 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#38 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#38 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#49 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Teaching Degree Search
#72 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual

Where Is University of Louisville?

Location of University of Louisville

Contact details for U of L are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2301 S 3Rd St, Louisville, KY 40292-0001
Phone: 502-852-5555
Website: www.louisville.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UniversityofLouisville
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uofl

How Do I Get Into U of L?

You can apply to U of L online at: louisville.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for U of L

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into U of L?

75% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
14% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Louisville is 75%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 14% of students accepted to U of L submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Louisville  ( 540 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Louisville  ( 530 to 650 )
200
800
U of L received ACT scores from 100% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 30. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Louisville  ( 22 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Louisville  ( 21 to 28 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Louisville  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Louisville?

$33,164 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
6.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of U of L is $33,164. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At U of L, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,621 a year. That adds up to $26,484 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of L is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Louisville Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,930 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,641 undergraduate students at U of L, with 11,930 being full-time and 3,711 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  U of L

There are also 5,789 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,930 full-time undergraduates at U of L, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  U of L

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Louisville students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of U of L Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 493
Black or African American 1,392
Hispanic or Latino 629
White 8,482
International Students 177
Other Races/Ethnicities 757

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at University of Louisville. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 81 countries are represented at U of L. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Iran.

Online Learning at University of Louisville

1,907 Took All Classes Online
4,911 Took At Least One Class Online
8.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at U of L. In 2017-2018, 4,911 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of L has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of U of L

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Louisville was 8.3%. This is the #1,433 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at U of L regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of U of L majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 15%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 6%
Business, Management & Marketing 9%
Computer & Information Sciences 40%
Computer Engineering 10%
Computer Software & Applications 25%
Engineering Technologies 7%
Engineering-Related Fields 7%
Entrepreneurial Studies 60%
Ethnic Studies 11%
General Business/Commerce 1%
General Psychology 4%
Health Professions 2%
Information Technology 54%
Nursing 4%
Psychology 5%
Public Administration & Social Service 18%
Social Sciences 6%
Social Work 19%
Sociology 7%
Special Education 42%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at U of L ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at U of L.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Civil Engineering #22
Engineering-Related Fields #31
Computer Software & Applications #33
Social Work #44
Communication & Media Studies #62
Information Technology #67
Engineering #70
Engineering Technologies #87
Communication & Journalism #93
Special Education #119
Teacher Education Subject Specific #124
Public Administration & Social Service #130
Accounting #151
Teacher Education Grade Specific #164
Educational Administration #171
Computer & Information Sciences #226
Criminal Justice & Corrections #234
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #266
Nursing #316
Education #402

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Louisville Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Social Work 0 0 55 0 243 4 302
Health & Physical Education 0 0 244 0 46 0 290
Nursing 0 0 254 0 25 5 284
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 160 10 91 0 261
Criminal Justice & Corrections 30 0 136 57 29 3 255
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 227 0 6 0 233
General Psychology 0 0 190 0 0 0 190
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 120 0 39 4 163
Marketing 0 0 160 0 0 0 160
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 88 0 64 0 152
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 151 0 151
General Biology 0 0 126 0 7 16 149
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 147 147
Accounting 0 0 117 10 16 0 143
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 110 21 131
Computer Engineering 0 0 78 0 47 5 130
Management Information Systems 0 0 129 0 0 0 129
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 115 115
Law 0 0 0 0 0 108 108
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 102 0 0 0 102
Political Science & Government 0 0 91 0 11 0 102
Electrical Engineering 0 0 61 0 24 5 90
Public Health 0 0 50 0 35 0 85
General English Literature 0 0 67 0 12 0 79
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 66 0 11 2 79
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 61 11 72
Chemical Engineering 0 0 58 0 10 4 72
Civil Engineering 0 0 38 1 24 1 64
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 30 0 30 0 60
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 56 0 56
Music 0 0 32 0 23 0 55
History 0 0 43 2 6 0 51
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 42 0 3 6 51
Chemistry 0 0 31 0 11 6 48
Sociology 0 0 41 0 2 2 45
Industrial Engineering 0 0 26 0 12 5 43
Romance Languages 0 0 30 0 11 0 41
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 36 0 0 0 36
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 0 24 8 32
Anthropology 0 0 24 0 8 0 32
Geography & Cartography 8 0 21 0 2 0 31
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 30 0 30
Dental Support Services 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
Mathematics 0 0 22 0 6 0 28
Ethnic Studies 0 0 22 1 4 0 27
Special Education 0 0 0 3 23 0 26
Physics 0 0 13 0 8 5 26
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 0 0 24 0 24
Philosophy 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 7 10 17
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 9 6 15
Economics 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Information Technology 0 0 0 13 0 0 13
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 13 0 0 0 0 0 13
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 4 9 13
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 9 3 12
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 12 0 0 12
Area Studies 0 0 10 2 0 0 12
American Sign Language 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 5 6 11
Business Administration & Management 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Legal Support Services 0 10 0 0 0 0 10
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 7 0 3 0 10
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 5 4 9
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 6 1 7
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 2 5 7
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Sustainability Science 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Real Estate 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Medieval Studies 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 51 10 3,155 119 1,417 548 5,300

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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