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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We are excited to offer campus visits on a smaller scale. We are offering individual visits with modified walking tours. Sessions are limited for the health and safety of our prospective students and their families. Students can still schedule an on-demand campus tour or a virtual admissions appointment to meet with their admissions counselor. Contact admissions@spalding.edu or 502 585-7111. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

901 S Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Spalding University

Spalding University is the choice college for students who want to earn a degree while engaging and serving the community. We’re a small, private university out to change the world, starting in our own backyard. With inspiring majors and minors offered in convenient 6-week blocks, we make it possible for you to earn your degree in a way that’s life-changing, not life-altering.

Test-optional admissions. Small classes. Supportive faculty. NCAA D-III athletics. Affordable tuition. Close-knit community. These are just a few things that make Spalding unique.

What makes you who you are, those big and little things, we embrace at Spalding. We support and celebrate the different abilities, ideals, cultures, goals and passions of all our students, cultivating a supportive space to grow and learn.

Walk away with more than just a degree—gain a unique outlook on the world and a network of supporters behind you.

Come change the world with us.

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Spalding University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
930-1150
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$22,314 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,853 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 23 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 24 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 24 responses

Majors

Social Work Major at Spalding University

As a social work major, you’ll engage directly with the community where you live, learn and work to impact and improve lives. We prepare you for practice in a variety of settings with diverse populations. With a BSSW, you’ll be eligible for LSW licensure in Kentucky, and you may also be eligible for advanced standing in our MSW program, meaning you can earn your master’s degree in one extra year.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    10%
  • None
    54%
  • Some
    36%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
744 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
181
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Very friendly people. You can ask them anything.
    63%
  • Busy
    38%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
51%
Poll
62%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 26 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Flexible, helpful, and relaxed
    45%
  • Welcoming
    18%
  • Diverse,Learners,Community,Spirit,Service,Justice.
    14%
  • Fast, uninvolved
    9%
  • Small but expensive!
    9%
  • Amazing and close knit. Love it.
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 21 responses

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