Tuition & Fees

$11,656

$27,278

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
29%
24-29
35%
18-23
33%
12-17
3%
30-36
15%
24-29
46%
18-23
33%
12-17
6%
30-36
22%
24-29
42%
18-23
36%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,890
Declined + 3,680
Total Received 13,570
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Public

15,642

undergraduate students

5,789

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Communication
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1838
ACT 1556

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Location

School Facts

University of Louisville, founded in 1798, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 503-acre campus is located in Louisville, KY.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 21,431
Established in 1798
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACS American Chemical Society
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Louisville, KY

409-acre campus in Louisville (population: 771,158). 243-acre Shelby in eastern Jefferson County. Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Louisville
2301 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
71%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
20 fraternities 15% of male students
 
13 sororities 16% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
29%
24-29
35%
18-23
33%
12-17
3%
30-36
15%
24-29
46%
18-23
33%
12-17
6%
30-36
22%
24-29
42%
18-23
36%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived if applicant is on a free lunch program or through SAT Reasoning/ACT fee waiver)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
August 18
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,890
Declined + 3,680
Total Received 13,570

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Jenny L. Sawyer
Executive Director of Admissions
P: 800 334-8635
F: 502 852-4776
admitme@louisville.edu

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,848

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,460
Room $5,282
Board $3,776
Additional fees $196
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $21,914
Average Financial Aid - $12,848
Total with Avg. Aid $9,066

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,235,583
State $14,579,309
Institutional $28,130,782
Other external $7,748,783
Total $71,694,457

Non-need-based

Federal $18,710
State $6,996,968
Institutional $19,240,284
Other external $4,819,978
Total $31,075,940
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 502 852-5511
F: 502 852-0182
finaid@louisville.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Sandy J. Neel
Executive Director of Financial Aid
finaid@louisville.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
crew
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, badminton, ballroom dance, baseball, bowling, fencing, golf, ice hockey, jiujitsu, kempo, karate, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, running, table tennis, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, badminton, ballroom dance, bowling, fencing, field hockey, golf, jiujitsu, kempo, karate, lacrosse, racquetball, running, table tennis, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, bubbleball, canoeing, dodgeball, cross-country, disc golf, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, golf, kickball, racquetball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), swimming, table tennis, team handball, tennis, track meet, tug-of-war, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), walleyball

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Administration of Justice
American Sign Language
Anatomical Sciences/Neurobiology
Anthropology
Applied Sociology
Applied/Industrial Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Atmospheric Sciences
Audiology
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biochemistry/Molecular Genetics
Bioengineering
Bioethics/Medical Humanities
Biology
Biostatistics/Decision Science
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Investigation Sciences
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Communicative Disorders
Community Health Education
Computer Engineering/Computer Science
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Counseling/Personnel Services
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dental Hygiene
Dental Medicine
Dentistry
Divinity
Early Childhood Education
Early Elementary Education
Economics
Education Administration/Instructional Leadership
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership/Organizational Development
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
English
English/Rhetoric/Composition
Entrepreneurship
Epidemiology
Equine Business
Exercise Physiology
Experimental Psychology
Finance
French
French Language/Literature
Geography
Health/Human Performance
Health/Physical Education
Higher Education Administration
History
Human Resources Education
Human Resources/Organization Development
Humanities
Industrial Engineering
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Latin American/Latino Studies
Law
Liberal Studies
Literacy
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology
Middle School Education
Middle/Secondary Education
Music Composition
Music Education
Music General
Music History/Literature
Music Performance
Music Theory
Music Therapy
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Oral Biology
Organizational Learning/Leadership
Pan African Studies
Pan-African Studies
Paralegal Studies
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Philosophy
Physics
Physiology/Biophysics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Health Sciences
Reading Education
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sport Administration
Sports Administration
Studio Art/Design
Sustainability
Teacher Leadership
Theatre Arts
Urban Planning
Urban/Public Affairs
Women's/Gender Studies
Women/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Communication
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

21,431

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

15,642
students

Female
52%
8,201

Male
48%
7,441

27%

5,789
students

Female
53%
3,089

Male
47%
2,700

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

11,930
students

Female
54%
6,430

Male
46%
5,500

24%

3,712
students

Female
48%
1,771

Male
52%
1,941

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
Panama
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Thomas Beard
Interim Director
502 852-8698
thomas.beard@louisville.edu

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