1,877 reviews
  1. Louisville, KY
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
University of Louisville is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292

University of Louisville 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
74%
SAT Scores Range
1010-1250
ACT Scores Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Louisville

Cost

Net Price
$14,635/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,479/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,382/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,880/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,652/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,870/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.119 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,494Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    37%
  • Interesting
    26%
  • Unique
    24%
  • Basic
    10%
  • Aloof
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.149 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.170 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    56%
  • Accessible
    11%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Average
    10%
  • Happy
    7%
  • Can't stay out of the news
    3%
  • Unsatisfactory
    1%

After University of Louisville

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.72 responses

University of Louisville Reviews

1,877 reviews
All Categories
I'm a current freshman at U of L, and I love it here! The campus is beautiful; it's not too big and not too small. There are hundreds of student organizations, so there's something here for everyone! Some of my class sizes are big, but some are the same as my high school class sizes. Either way, the professors really care about all of their students, and it's not difficult to form relationships with them. The students here are so kind; everyone wants to be friends with everyone else! Students are very accepting of all kinds of people. The food on and around campus is great, but I do wish we had just a few more on-campus options. My dorm is really nice, too. I would definitely recommend this university!
Overall, the University of Louisville provides an amazing college experience for students, along with a largely diverse group of students and professors. I have no had any negative encounters with any professors thus far- every professor I've had has been very good about communicating with me and making sure I understand what's going on in the course. Campus is absolutely beautiful, decorated with seasonal flowers and hundreds of trees. The downside, however, is that there is almost always some type of construction going on. It causes for a lot of stress when students from other areas have to find alternate routes because so many roads are randomly closed for days at a time. As far as safety, considering we are placed right in the heart of a big city, I have been impressed with ULPD's ability to make students fill safe. There is almost always at least one ULPD officer visible, anywhere on campus. Overall, UofL is a great school with great opportunities.
I really love attending the University of Louisville, especially as a member of the Communication Art & Design program. If you are looking for a fantastic Graphic Design program, this is one of the best you will ever find. The program itself is very small and tight knit. The professors are not only knowledgeable about their subjects, but they genuinely care about the success and overall well-being of their students. The University of Louisville also offers a large campus experience to students, so you really get the best of both worlds. There are plenty of spaces around campus to go when you need a place to study - The newly renovated library, the Student Activity Center, the bagel cafe in the Humanities building, the benches around the fountain by the Fine Arts building- these are all some of my favorite spaces around campus. Also, with campus being nestled just a few minutes from downtown Louisville it's easy to find fun things to do when you're ready for a break from studying.