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Spalding University
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  • 4 Year
  • LOUISVILLE, KY

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Our campus visits include a meeting with an admissions counselor who will provide details about the admissions process, followed by a walking tour of the campus. 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
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  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
93%
SAT Range
930-1130
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$23,003 / 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
$15,153 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
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

Creative Writing Major at Spalding University

Our BFA in Creative Writing offers a unique emphasis on peace and justice, community engagement and career preparation. You can earn your bachelor’s degree while gaining the self-assurance, adaptability and problem-solving to meet the needs of an ever-changing workplace. Develop valuable career skills through internship, capstone and access to our student-run literary publication.

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    62%
  • On Campus
    10%
  • Online
    28%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
707 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
148
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
26%
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%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
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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Rating 3.88 out of 5  325 reviews
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