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University of Louisville Overview

University of Louisville is a public institution situated in Louisville, Kentucky. The location of UofL is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of Louisville Known For?

3,240 Undergraduate Awards
$34,228 Avg Cost After Aid
65% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UofL.
  • In 2017-2018, 55% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UofL 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

UofL is ranked #5 out of 45 schools in Kentucky.

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 UofL.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Writing Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Best Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#110 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UofL has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Trade & Industrial Teacher Education Schools College Factual
#39 Best Writing Studies Schools College Factual
#49 Best Music Education Schools College Factual
#93 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools College Factual
#108 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Teaching Degree Search
#112 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is University of Louisville?

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Contact details for UofL are given below.

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

How Do I Get Into UofL?

You can apply to UofL online at: louisville.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for UofL

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 considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UofL?

65% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
19% Submit SAT Scores
UofL has an acceptance rate of 65%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 19% of students accepted to UofL submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Louisville  ( 530 to 640 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Louisville  ( 520 to 630 )
200
800
UofL received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 30. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Louisville  ( 21 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Louisville  ( 20 to 27 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Louisville  ( 21 to 28 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Louisville?

$34,228 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UofL is $34,228. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UofL, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $7,402 a year. That adds up to $29,608 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UofL is 6.5%. 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

11,598 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,927 undergraduate students at UofL, with 11,598 being full-time and 4,329 being part-time.

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There are also 6,284 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,598 full-time undergraduates at UofL, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 583
Black or African American 1,492
Hispanic or Latino 700
White 7,891
International Students 151
Other Races/Ethnicities 781

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 UofL. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Iran.

Online Learning at University of Louisville

4,844 Took All Classes Online
16,918 Took At Least One Class Online
106.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 17 master’s degree programs available online at UofL. In 2019-2020, 16,918 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UofL 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UofL

The following table shows how UofL is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #4 #1
Ethnic Studies #34 #34
Civil Engineering #34 #28
General Business/Commerce #40 #64
Computer Engineering #43 #40
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #43 #49
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #46 #37
Social Work #52 #40

Online Growth Rankings of UofL

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Louisville was 106.9%. This is the #403 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UofL regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UofL 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 9%
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 42%
Business Administration & Management 73%
Civil Engineering 4%
Computer & Information Sciences 82%
Computer Software & Applications 40%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1%
Education 5%
General Psychology 2%
Health Professions 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 1%
Nursing 17%
Psychology 0%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UofL 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 UofL.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #2
Ethnic Studies #2
Geography & Cartography #6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #7
Computer Software & Applications #7
Civil Engineering #7
Computer Engineering #10
Teaching English or French #10
Entrepreneurial Studies #12
Sociology #13
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #13
Communication & Media Studies #16
Engineering-Related Fields #16
General Psychology #22
Social Work #22
Engineering #25
General Business/Commerce #27
Information Technology #28
Public Health #29
Engineering Technologies #29
Health & Physical Education #30
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #30
Communication & Journalism #40
Educational Administration #43
Social Sciences #45
Special Education #46
Psychology #52
Public Administration & Social Service #55
Teacher Education Grade Specific #56
Teacher Education Subject Specific #58
Accounting #62
Criminal Justice & Corrections #67
Computer & Information Sciences #76
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #99
Nursing #111
Education #184
Business Administration & Management #195
Business, Management & Marketing #256
Health Professions #275

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
Nursing 0 0 269 0 28 44 341
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 176 19 108 0 303
Social Work 0 0 71 0 208 7 286
Health & Physical Education 0 0 239 0 29 0 268
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 0 132 67 27 4 257
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 211 0 5 0 216
General Psychology 0 0 193 0 0 0 193
Marketing 0 0 179 0 0 0 179
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 128 0 43 6 177
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 97 0 60 0 157
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 157 157
General Biology 0 0 133 0 5 13 151
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 120 11 131
Law 0 0 0 0 0 127 127
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 115 0 115
Computer Information Systems 0 0 114 0 0 0 114
Political Science & Government 0 0 105 0 6 0 111
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 110 110
Accounting 0 0 92 15 2 0 109
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 102 0 0 0 102
Computer Engineering 0 0 60 0 33 3 96
Electrical Engineering 0 0 58 0 23 4 85
Public Health 0 0 64 0 17 0 81
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 74 0 4 1 79
General English Literature 0 0 59 0 13 0 72
Civil Engineering 0 0 46 1 18 2 67
Industrial Engineering 0 0 51 0 10 4 65
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 54 7 61
Chemical Engineering 0 0 42 0 17 1 60
Chemistry 0 0 33 0 15 10 58
Music 0 0 27 0 30 0 57
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 42 0 3 4 49
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 48 0 0 0 48
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 45 0 45
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 28 0 17 0 45
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 44 0 44
Business Administration & Management 0 0 15 25 0 0 40
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 0 30 9 39
History 0 0 33 0 5 0 38
Sociology 0 0 32 0 2 1 35
Romance Languages 0 0 22 0 11 0 33
Anthropology 0 0 26 0 7 0 33
Mathematics 0 0 26 0 5 0 31
Dental Support Services 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
Ethnic Studies 0 0 15 1 9 2 27
Geography & Cartography 6 0 14 0 5 0 25
Special Education 0 0 0 1 23 0 24
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 20 3 23
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 20 0 0 20
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 0 0 20 0 20
Sustainability Science 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Physics 0 0 9 0 10 0 19
Economics 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Philosophy 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Area Studies 0 0 13 3 0 0 16
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 2 13 0 15
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 8 6 14
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 2 12 14
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 8 4 12
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 9 3 12
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 12 0 0 0 0 0 12
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 4 7 11
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 7 0 4 0 11
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 6 3 9
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 5 2 7
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 4 3 7
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Legal Support Services 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Information Technology 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
American Sign Language 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Real Estate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medieval Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 45 5 3,190 169 1,326 588 5,323

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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