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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?

12,025 Full-Time Undergraduates
$16,692 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree 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 is ranked #428 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. U of L also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Kentucky ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that U of L has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for U of L

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 178
Best Colleges for International Students 344
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 389
Best Colleges 428
Best Colleges for Diversity 578
Best Colleges for the Money 607

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 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Louisville  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Louisville?

$16,692 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
6.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of U of L is $16,692. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for U of L

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,351 $13,692 $17,499 $20,922 $21,380

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

12,025 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,546 undergraduate students at U of L, with 12,025 being full-time and 3,521 being part-time.

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

There are also 5,856 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,025 full-time undergraduates at U of L, 47% are male and 53% 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 474
Black or African American 1,359
Hispanic or Latino 569
White 8,733
International Students 177
Other Races/Ethnicities 713

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Louisville awarded 6,330 undergraduate degrees and 3,930 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 117 16 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 24 0
American Sign Language 0 12 0 0
Anthropology 0 24 8 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 3
Area Studies 0 10 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 7 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 5 6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 6 1
Biomedical Engineering 0 30 30 0
Business Administration & Management 0 11 0 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 36 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 9 6
Chemical Engineering 0 58 10 4
Chemistry 0 31 11 6
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 2 5
Civil Engineering 0 38 24 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 4 9
Communication & Media Studies 0 227 6 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 24 8
Computer Engineering 0 78 47 5
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 136 29 3
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 5
Dental Support Services 0 28 0 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 115
Drama & Theater Arts 0 7 3 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 8 0
Economics 0 15 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 110 21
Electrical Engineering 0 61 24 5
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 56 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 5
Ethnic Studies 0 22 4 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 102 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 66 11 2
General Biology 0 126 7 16
General Business/Commerce 0 0 151 0
General English Literature 0 67 12 0
General Psychology 0 190 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 21 2 0
Health & Physical Education 0 244 46 0
History 0 43 6 0
Industrial Engineering 0 26 12 5
Law 0 0 0 108
Legal Support Services 10 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 42 3 6
Management Information Systems 0 129 0 0
Marketing 0 160 0 0
Mathematics 0 22 6 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 120 39 4
Medicine 0 0 0 147
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 9 3
Music 0 32 23 0
Nursing 0 254 25 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 5 4
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 7 10
Philosophy 0 21 0 0
Physics 0 13 8 5
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 30 0
Political Science & Government 0 91 11 0
Public Administration 0 0 9 0
Public Health 0 50 35 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 11 0 0
Romance Languages 0 30 11 0
Social Work 0 55 243 4
Sociology 0 41 2 2
Special Education 0 0 23 0
Student Counseling 0 0 61 11
Sustainability Science 0 3 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 88 64 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 160 91 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 5 0
Urban Studies 0 0 0 3
Writing Studies 0 0 0 5
Total 20 6,310 2,834 1,096

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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