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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Spalding is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 920 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Spalding acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 47% of students, Spalding alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,900.
About Spalding University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
901 S 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40203

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

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
883-1106
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,859/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,024/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,135/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,812/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,906/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,588/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
920Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Very friendly people. You can ask them anything.
    63%
  • Busy
    38%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
44%
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
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  • 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%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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The students are VERY diverse, especially when it comes to sexuality. Everyone, including the faculty, are friendly and willing to help in any way they can. The unique 6 week scheduling make classes and homework assignments easier to manage. As for improvements, I believe more art-related programs should be added, like theater!
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Spalding University strives to better themselves through student and faculty involvement! This private university offers small class sizes and a diverse group of students. The professors care about their students and help to create a better learning environment. Student accommodations are available for those needing extra academic help.
I love the schedule breaks mainly the 6 weeks on then a week break . I also love the campus it’s not huge but it’s big enough not to get lost . Also the staff is very helpful and outgoing. I would like to see the cafe and pod be open for breakfast . Because it is the most important meal of the day!