University of Louisville

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School Overview

The University of Louisville (UofL), located in Louisville, Kentucky is a state-sponsored and publicly funded university known for its research. The university was established in 1798 and has a rich and unique history. While not considered an Ivy League school, admission to the university is fairly competitive.

University of Louisville offers an extensive selection of over 250 degree programs provided by 12 colleges includings the the College of Business, J.B. Speed School of Engineering, College of Education and Human Development, Graduate School, College of Arts and Sciences, Louis D. Bandeis School of Law, Kent School of Social Work, and schools in Dentistry, Medicine, Music, and Nursing and Public Health.

School admission deadlines vary. Admissions deadlines for transfer students, first-time freshman, and international students are all different. For those attending University of Louisville for the first time, there is a non-refundable $50 application fee. If you’re applying to a program that requires an audition (i.e. performing arts) make sure you pay close attention to both audition and admission deadlines.

While scholarships are available, most are merit based and quite competitive. The minimum requirements to apply for a university sponsored scholarship is a 3.35 GPA and a 25 ACT (1130 SAT). Other forms of financial aid including private scholarships, student loans and grants are also available. To get started complete your FAFSA form to find out what financial aid you qualify for.

General Information

Admission Office

2211 South Brook Street

Louisville, KY 40292

(502) 852-6531

(800) 334-8635

Fax: (502) 852-4776



Contact: Jenny Sawyer

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2301 South Third Street

Louisville, KY 40292-0001

(502) 852-5555

www.louisville.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 15,352

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,609

Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,524

Graduate enrollment: 4,112

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 70%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 78%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $6,940 $7,564 $7,944 $8,424 +6.04%
Books and Supplies $800 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,722 $6,058 $6,602 $6,602 0.00%
Other $3,386 $3,150 $4,140 $4,410 +6.52%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $5,722 $6,058 $6,602 $6,602 0.00%
Other $3,386 $3,150 $4,140 $4,410 +6.52%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $16,848 $17,772 $19,686 $20,436 +3.81%
In-state Off Campus $16,848 $17,772 $19,686 $20,436 +3.81%
In-state with Family $7,740 $8,564 $8,944 $9,424 +5.37%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,144
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $19,026
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,446 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,349 92% $15,868,567 $6,755
• Federal grants 593 23% $2,568,173 $4,331
• Pell grants 582 23% $1,982,882 $3,407
• Other federal grants 574 23% $585,291 $1,020
Local and state government scholarships or grants 2,118 83% $4,424,041 $2,089
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,216 48% $8,876,353 $7,300
Student loan financial aid 1,019 40% $4,993,599 $4,900
• Federal student loans 1,016 40% $4,495,943 $4,425
• Other student loans 48 2% $497,656 $10,368

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2609 1246 508 18 146
Architecture and Related Services 11
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning 11
Area, Cultural, Ethnic, Gender, and Group Studies 9 8 4
Black/african-american Studies 8 5
Latin American Studies 4
Women’s Studies 1 3
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 116 50 40 2
Anatomy 4 4
Biochemistry 10 6
Biology and Biological Sciences 116 6 7
Biostatistics 3 5
Epidemiology 8 1 2
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 1 5
Pharmacology and Toxicology 4 4
Physiology 14 8
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 535 136 4 30
Accounting 105 12 28
Business Administration and Management 151
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 18 2
Business/commerce 124
Business/managerial Economics 26
Entrepreneurship 4
Finance 82
Management Information Systems 40
Marketing/marketing Management 113
Communication and Journalism Studies 162 13
Speech Communication 162 13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 5
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 3
Data Modeling/warehousing and Database Administration 2
Education 184 413 42 6
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 12
Art Teacher Studies 12
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 90 12
Curriculum and Instruction 4
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 16 26
Elementary Education, Teaching and Instruction 77 52
Health Teacher Education 6
Higher Education Teaching and Administration 14
Music Teacher Education 7 6
Physical Education/coaching Teacher Education 15
Reading Teacher Education 11
Secondary Teacher Education 59
Special Education Teacher Education 71
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 17 36
Trade and Industrial Teaching and Education 83 19
Engineering 280 179 22 21
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 13 4
Chemical Engineering 35 19 1
Civil Engineering 41 30 1
Computer Engineering 42 18 12
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 48 35 3
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 21
Industrial Engineering 20 17 3
Mechanical Engineering 81 56 2
Engineering Technology 5
Engineering/industrial Management 5
English Language and Literature/letters 86 23 8
English Language and Literature 86 23
Rhetoric and Composition 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 37 19
French Language and Literature 13 5
Spanish Language and Literature 24 14
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 183 103 227
Audiology/audiologist 7
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 24
Dental Clinical Sciences 14
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 28
Dentistry 82
Medicine 135
Music Therapy/therapist 3
Nursing Science 3
Public Health, Other 34
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 152 31
History 56 4
History 56 4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 137 22 72
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 137 22 72
Human Services 23 147 10
Public Administration 17
Social Work 23 130 10
Legal Studies 130 18
Law 130
Legal Assistant/paralegal 18
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 57 7 2
Humanities/humanistic Studies 38 7 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 19
Mathematics and Statistics 27 4 1
Applied Mathematics 1
Mathematics 27 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 4 4
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 198 25
Health and Physical Education/fitness 127
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 9
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 71 16
Physical Sciences 26 10 9
Chemistry 21 5 9
Physics 5 5
Psychology 176 12 9
Clinical Psychology 6
Experimental Psychology 6 3
Psychology 176 6
Social Sciences 210 13 3
Anthropology 34
Economics 7
Geography 13
Political Science and Government 101 7
Sociology 55 6
Urban Studies/affairs 3
Visual and Performing Arts 107 38 1 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 8 1
Art/art Studies 9
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 9 5 2
Fine/studio Arts 69
Music 21 24
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Equine Business B,C
Finance/Banking B
Logistics/Materials Management C
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Database Management C

Education

Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels A
Trade/Industrial Education B

Engineering

Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene A,B
Music Therapy B
Nursing (RN) B
Science – Medical and Dental B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B,C

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Louisville Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (502) 852-5555
Website: www.louisville.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: louisville.edu/admissions/apply/
Address: 2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40292-0001
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 21,430
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 16,519 (77% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $11,656
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,278
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $10,047

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Louisville Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Louisville.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 442
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1188
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4721
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 26193
Engineering 1776
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 132
Health Professions and Related Programs 7491
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2111
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1211
Mathematics and Statistics 111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 311
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 22
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 322
Psychology 122
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 121
Social Sciences 542
Visual and Performing Arts 1441
Grand total 301567432

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Louisville and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $11,656
Out-of-state $27,278
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $12,880
Out-of-state $26,650

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,563 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,482 94% $10,047
Student loan aid 1,260 48% $6,621

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 13,020 84% $8,984
Federal student loans 6,132 39% $6,455

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Louisville. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Louisville students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 13,851 5,970 7,881
Percent admitted 100% 73% 72%
Percent admitted who enrolled 21% 24% 19%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Louisville Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 21,430
Undergraduate enrollment 15,641
Graduate enrollment 5,789

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Louisville Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Endodontics
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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