UofL

University of Louisville

2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,445
  • Class Notes
    828
  • Textbook Notes
    298
  • Study Guides
    319
  • Currently Enrolled
    625
  • Previously Enrolled
    919

Overview of University of Louisville (UofL)

About this school

The University of Louisville, founded in 1798, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 170-acre campus is located in Louisville.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:15,547
    • Men:7,571 (48.7%)
    • Women:7,976 (51.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (UofL)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Louisville is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
July 18
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2301 South Third Street
City, State, Zip
Louisville, KY  40292-0001
Phone
(502) 852-6531
Fax
(502) 852-4776 x6531
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
February 15
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 10,165 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 5,774 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 4,391 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,763 (51%) of 7,377 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,967 (48%) of 4,129 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,796 (55%) of 3,248 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 And Above
48%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
32%
• Score 400 - 500
34%
• Score 300 - 400
6%
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
19%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
38%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UofL)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,264|Out-of-state: $26,286
  • Room & Board: - $8,700 (56.08561113976276%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (7.735946364105209%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,612 (36.17844249613203%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Louisville accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001999
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,384 (90.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,840 (77.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,823 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
401 (22.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$13,208
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,785 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,365
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 994 (54.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,849
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 297 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
394 (14.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,981

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
9,001 (75.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
7,418 (82.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,238 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,385 (19.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$12,382
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,872 (94.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,548
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,360 (60.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,956
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 912 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,264 (18.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,750

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,556
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,682

Academics & Instruction (UofL)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


936

Part-Time Faculty


400

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


62%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,030,025

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
400
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Louisville provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


30.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.4%

Programs & Majors (UofL)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (53)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Music, Master of Science in Social Work, Master of Music Education, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (119)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dentistry
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neurobiology
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (UofL)

Location & Geography

Population


605,110

Nearest Metropolitan Area


640 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Louisville

Weather


Temperature
23.2 average low in January, 83.5 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
1 mile(s) from campus in Louisville
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Louisville
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


34% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


67%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cardinal
School Colors
Red, white, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Louisville offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, baptist campus ministry, society of porter scholars, association of black students, common ground, raise red dance marathon

Sororities


19% of women participate

Fraternities


21% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,025

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
15,547
Women
7,976
Men
7,571

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.9% Asian
  • 11.4% Black/African-American
  • 4.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.1% White
  • 0.1% Unknown

International Students


1.2% from 94 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


5,856

Student Resources (UofL)