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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Louisville is a highly rated public university located in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,025 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Louisville acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Communications, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 54% of students, Louisville alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,500.
About University of Louisville...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292
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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
75%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1070-1290
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,008/ 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
    $11,996/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,545/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,067/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,476/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,819/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.119 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.124 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.124 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,025Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 79 responses
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  • Friendly
    35%
  • Interesting
    23%
  • Unique
    23%
  • Basic
    11%
  • Aloof
    3%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Southern
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.158 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.179 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    53%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Accessible
    10%
  • Average
    10%
  • Can't stay out of the news
    6%
  • Happy
    6%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.72 responses
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University of Louisville Reviews

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I love the campus itself, and there seems to be something new being added every year. Which brings me to my biggest complaint. There is always something closed off due to construction. Overall, it is a very safe campus, even though it is surrounded by some pretty rough areas of town. The university police department takes safety very seriously, and we are seeing a community being revitalized by the traffic driven by the school. The night life on campus can get a little dull at times, but it is growing just as the university is!
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The University of Louisville has opened so many doors in my personal and academic career. I have met so many people and built connections with many professors, administrators, and much more. I have joined organizations such as C.O.N.E.C.T. Peer Mentoring program, the Diversity Club, and many more. I appreciate every opportunity and hope everyone is enjoying college as much as I have!
University of Louisville has a wide range of students that are very accepting. I went down for my official visit and automatically felt right at home. As a D1 school, you would expect the school to be huge and very overwhelming- however, UofL is just the opposite. It is still a big campus but all very close together. You get the big and small college all wrapped into one!