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?
- 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.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards U of L has earned from around the web.
|#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?
Contact details for U of L are given below.
|Address:||2301 S 3Rd St, Louisville, KY 40292-0001|
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
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into U of L?
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.
Can I Afford University of Louisville?
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
There are also 5,789 graduate students at the school.
Of the 11,930 full-time undergraduates at U of L, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Louisville students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,392|
|Hispanic or Latino||629|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of L has changed over the last few years.
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.
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|
|Computer Software & Applications||#33|
|Communication & Media Studies||#62|
|Communication & Journalism||#93|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#124|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#130|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#164|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#226|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#234|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#266|
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.
*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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