Students Say

University of Louisville is an institution that affords undergraduates “endless opportunities.” Certainly, as one of Kentucky’s premiere public universities, a Louisville education means students are getting a “great value” and an affordable price tag. And when you combine those attributes with a “beautiful” campus that’s “easy to navigate,” well it’s understandable why students eagerly exclaim that Louisville “feels...like home.”

Overview

Applicants
10,604
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.55

GPA Breakdown

43%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
500 - 620
SAT Math
510 - 630
ACT Composite
22 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

University of Louisville is an institution that affords undergraduates “endless opportunities.” Certainly, as one of Kentucky’s premiere public universities, a Louisville education means students are getting a “great value” and an affordable price tag. And when you combine those attributes with a “beautiful” campus that’s “easy to navigate,” well it’s understandable why students eagerly exclaim that Louisville “feels...like home.” With regards to academics, undergrads truly appreciate the university’s “[emphasis on] critical thinking” as well as the “personalized” attention they receive. Therefore, it’s no surprise to hear that Louisville professors “generally [seem to] care about student success [both] in[side] and outside the classroom.” As one satisfied biology student further explains, “They are willing to go above and beyond to help you gain a better understanding of course material and obtain supplementary experience outside of the classroom using their own collaborations and affiliations in the field.” However, some students do find cause to mention that professors in “higher up courses...are better than professors who teach gen-ed courses.” Fortunately, students are pleased to discover that, for the most part, “U of L is about immersing yourself in a diverse community where you have the chance to grow academically, socially, spiritually, and in whatever other ways you choose.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,288
with Terminal Degree
878

659
Women
629
Men
222
Minority
28
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
47%
Graduate in 5 years
88%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Christopher Dodd
US Senator, CT

Mitch McConnell
US Senator, KY

Johnny Unitas
former quarterback, Baltimore Colts

Marsha Norman
pulitzer prize winning author

Westley Unseld
NBA's 50 Greatest Player

Mary Tachau
historical advisor, US Senate Watergate Committee

James Gilbert Baker
astronomer and optician

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
74
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,156

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,705

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,074

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,375

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,880

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$10,236
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$24,124
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,920
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Undergrads at University of Louisville really value the amount of diversity found among their student body. As a highly content nursing student immedi­ ately chimes in, "We have so many people with different backgrounds, religions, and interests that no matter where you come from or what you are interested in you will fit in." This sentiment is bolstered by a peer who states, "We have a little bit of everyone, from sorority girls to hippies to those who study all the time. You will not have trouble finding friends here." Certainly, there are also plenty of similarities to be found across the student body as well. After all, many undergrads hail from "the Louisville area" and hold "moderate political views." Students also say that "the majority of [individuals] are extremely nice and easy to get along with." And they are more than "willing to help" their peers when­ ever they're in need. Then again that's not terribly surprising given that, as this music education major eloquently states, 'We are all Cardinals."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
15,962
Out of State
15%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
94

Demographics

3.32%
Asian
11.19%
African-American
3.99%
Hispanic
76.97%
Caucasian
1.39%
International

51% female
49% male
15% are out of state
78% are full time
22% are part time

Overview

Students Say

As one excited junior quickly exclaims, life at University of Louisville is "always lively."Indeed, "there is always something going on both on and off campus and numerous ways to get involved and have a great time." To begin with, Greek life is "fairly prominent." And, naturally, there's a small party scene to go with it. Fortunately; we're assured that "things never get out of hand; it's just students trying to wind down and have a good time." Sporting events are extremely popular as well and these undergrads generate a lot of Cardinal pride. As one music education major boasts, "We have several conference championships already this year and our basketball team looks to repeat as national champi­ ons." Additionally, Louisville students like to give back and community service is a common activity here. An impressed junior reveals, "People are pretty con­ scientious. They volunteer a lot and there are a million and one volunteer groups throughout the city. Same goes for environmental groups." Of course Louisville itself is a vibrant city and one which undergrads love to take advantage. For example, students flock to "4th Street Live!, a popular hangout." And they also "enjoy Churchill Downs and going to horse races as well as the eclectic Highlands area of Bardstown Road."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
17%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
75
First-Year Students living on campus
71%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
74

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
400
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
24

20% join a fraternity
17% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

53% participate in intramural sports
4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cardinals)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Cardinals)
15 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

University of Louisville is quite proud of its achievements regarding sustainability and with good reason! The university is whole-heartedly embracing the role of environmental steward. An ACUPCC signatory since 2008, UofL is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and, having already cut emissions 22 percent, plans to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. All new construction and/or building renovations are executed in accordance with Kentucky’s High Performance Building Standards using the LEED Green Building Program. The university currently boasts four LEED Gold facilities including the new geothermal Student Rec Center and four LEED Silver buildings including the newly renovated School of Dentistry. UofL is also happily exploring renewable energy. For example, Sackett Hall features a dual-axis tracking solar array (the only one of its kind in the state). This provides both electricity and hot water for the building and is 30 percent more efficient than fixed solar panels. Additionally, students and faculty are actively involved in converting Dining Services’ waste into resources for the campus. Food waste is collected, composted, and turned into fertilizer for campus gardens. Waste cooking oil is converted into biodiesel to power campus shuttles. Outside of these actions and policies, the university also hosts a number of events to encourage the Louisville community to get involved. For example, this past year UofL residents competed in Bluegrass Unplugged. This annual contest pits University of Louisville students against students from surrounding Kentucky colleges to see who can reduce electricity usage in residence halls the most. And many students eagerly attend monthly EcoReps workshops and the Sustainability Scholars Roundtable, a brown bag seminar series highlighting interdisciplinary sustainability research happening at UofL.

Green Rating
93
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
24%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
25

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo, HP, Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Megan Adams
Coordinator of Campus Visit Programs

Address
Office of Admissions
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Phone
502-852-5516

Email
megan.adams@louisville.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation Center
Student Activities Center
Ekstrom Library
Ville Grill

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Cardinal Towne
Churchill Downs
Frazier History Museum
Muhammad Ali Center
Cressman Center
Louisville Slugger Museum

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
gocards.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi; Buses; Shuttles Airport: Louisville International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
Accessible from 65 North or South
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Key Stats

10,604
Applicants
15,962
Size
74%
Acceptance Rate
1130
SAT Scores

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