University Of Louisville, Kentucky, Louisville

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    University of Louisville: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Founded in 1978, University of Louisville (UofL) was the nation’s first urban institute. It is a state-supported, nationally recognized, metropolitan research university. The university is located in the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and operates through 2 campuses. It is a member of the Kentucky state university system. The university enrolls over 22,000 students including around 4.5% international students. The retention rate of University of Louisville is 80%, indicating the student satisfaction.

    UofL offers more than 200 degree programs from the associate to doctoral levels through its 12 schools. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The university has trained over 30% of physicians and attorneys and almost half of the dentists of Kentucky. Based on the statistics from the U.S. Dept. of Education, UofL ranked as the best college in Kentucky. The university’s ranking in the U.S. News and World Report has jumped by 16 points. It is named a “Best of the Best” for LGBTQ friendliness. It became one of 30 universities piloting the new Facebook Campus platform

    University of Louisville Rankings

    University of Louisville has secured the following positions in the latest rankings:

    U.S. News and World Report 2021

    • #176 in National Universities
    • #128 in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #120 in Best Value Schools
    • #259 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
    • #87 in Top Public Schools
    • #132 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

    THE World University Rankings

    • 393rd in U.S. College Rankings 2021


    University Type Public
    Campus Setting Urban
    Annual Endowment 720 million USD
    Student Retention Rate 80%
    Work-study program Yes
    Mode of Program Full time; Part-time; online
    Cost of Attendance 41,798 USD
    Campus Housing Capacity 34%
    Admission Helpdesk | 502-852-6531

    The University of Louisville Campus

    The university has three campuses, the main campus being the Belknap Campus. It spreads over an area of 274 acres with seven of the 12 colleges and has a football, baseball, and softball stadium. The Health Sciences Center is the heart of the Louisville medical center. Shelby Hurst campus is a 230-acre plot for the business and technology ventures.

    The students who have studied at the university are very happy for choosing it. They are satisfied with the amenities and the education provided by the college. The resources are very helpful for the students which help them in their college life.

    Since it is a public university, it is relatively affordable but there is a 3.5% hike in the tuition fee every year.

    The University of Louisville Residence

    The university has three campuses, the main campus being the Belknap Campus. It spreads over an area of 274 acres with seven of the 12 colleges and has a football, baseball, and softball stadium. The Health Sciences Center is the heart of the Louisville medical center. Shelby Hurst campus is a 230-acre plot for the business and technology ventures.

    The campus offers the traditional type, apartment, and suite styles of housing. Some of the residence halls are mentioned below:

    • Miller Hall: It is a traditional style hall with 4 floors and double occupancy rooms. It is a coed hall that is divided by floor with each floor having a shared bathroom.
    • Kurz Hall: It is a suite type hall with 4 floors and 402 residents. It has single and double occupancy rooms.
    • University Pointe: It is an apartment-style residence. It is four bedrooms,four-bathroom apartment with a private bathroom for each resident. It has a living area, kitchen, and washer-dryer area also.

    The cost of living at one of the accommodation options varies depending on the facilities you will be demanding, linen package, and the duration of stay.

    Alternatively, you may seek off-campus accommodation in the US if you want to enjoy the city life more freely.

    The University of Louisville Programs

    1. There are 12 schools and colleges that offer more than 200 degrees which gives the students to explore various fields and courses.
    2. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, online and professional degrees.
    3. Most of the undergraduate programs have their respective graduate degrees which makes it easier for the students to continue their education in the same university.
    4. The popular majors offered by the university are Engineering, Journalism, Education, Communication, and Music.
    5. The freshman retention rate is 80% which is a demonstration of student satisfaction.
    6. Some undergraduate and master’s degrees such as Accountancy, Biostatistics, MBA, Health Administration, and nursing are completely online.
    7. Professional degrees offered are Doctor of Dental medicine, Juris Doctor and Doctor of Medicine.
    8. GRE or GMAT scores are required for the graduate programs and the application of scholarships.
    9. The university offers online programs for students who want to explore a subject in another domain other than their undergraduate degree.
    10. The students have a choice to pick their faculty mentors who can help them with their researches and drafts. They help the students to identify their strengths and weaknesses and work keeping them in mind.

    University of Louisville Application Process

    For the fall semester in 2019, total of 22,684 students enrolled, out of which 16,074 were undergraduate students and 5846 were graduate students. Out of the total student population, around 5% were international students, clearly indicating a tough competition for international applicants. Let’s find out what you need to do to get admission at the University of Louisville:


    The students have to submit the following documents

    1. The students have to apply on the official website.
    2. There is an application fee of $25.
    3. A certified record of secondary school, college, and university records. These transcripts must include courses taken and grades obtained.
    4. The students should have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    5. At least two letters of recommendation from teachers or school officials.
    6. Financial statement to provide evidence of the ability to meet the educational expenses.
    7. The priority deadlines for the admission applications are given below.
      • Fall semester: May 1st
      • Spring semester: November 1st
      • Summer Semester: March 1st
    8. The students have to submit their SAT or ACT scores who are applying for undergraduate programs.
      • Minimum SAT score required is 990
      • THE minimum ACT score required is 21.
    9. Official Test Scores: The TOEFL or IELTS score is required for students whose first language is other than English. The minimum accepted scores are given below:

    University of Louisville Cost of Attendance

    The estimated expenses that you need to make while studying at the University of Louisville are tabulated below.

    Fee per year Amount
    Tuition( Undergraduate) $28,520
    Tuition(Graduate) $27,500
    International Student fee $100
    Health insurance $2,866
    Living Expenses $9,000

    Scholarships by University of Louisville

    The University offers admission based and mentored scholarships for international students in US.

    1. Mentored Scholarships:
      1. Brown Fellows Program: This scholarship is awarded to students with an ACT score of more than 31 or an SAT score of more than 1390 and a GPA of 3.5 minimum. The full tuition fee is waived off with an additional educational allowance.
      2. Grawemeyer Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students with an ACT score of more than 31 or an SAT score of more than 1390 and a GPA of 3.5 minimum. The full tuition fee is waived off and an $8000 per year educational allowance is granted.
    2. Admission Based Scholarships:
      1. National Scholars Program: This scholarship is awarded to students based on their academic merit and the amount is $5000-$15000
      2. National Merit Semifinalist: An amount of $15000 is awarded to students who have a GPA of more than 3.5.

    Other Sources of Funding:

    Applying for scholarships to study in the US can be overwhelming due to their extensive application filing process. Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.

    The University of Louisville Alumni

    1. The Alumni have travel tours and career benefits provided by the university. They come to the college to give seminars to the current students to provide them with the knowledge of the application of their learning.
    2. The university has around 144000 alumni residing in the United States and around the world. The following mentioned names are the notable alumni of the university.
      • Gina Haspel- first female director of CIA
      • Chang-Lin Tien: former Chancellor of the University of California.
      • Lamar Jackson: Heisman Trophy winner
      • Johnny Unitas: NFL pro-bowler
    • For the year 2018-19, 39% of 2,686 bachelor’s degree holders confirmed they were employed in some capacity.
    • For the year 2018-19, 27% of 1,078 bachelor’s degree holders were making 25,000 USD- 49,999 USD.
    • Around 56% of the 1,270 master’s and doctoral degree holders indicated that they were employed, 10% were continuing education while other 3% were employed as well as continuing education.
    • Nearly 22% graduate degree holders reported that their earnings were between 25,000 USD to 49,999 USD while another 19% were earning between 50,000 USD to 74,999 USD.
    • Almost 3% of the master’s degree graduates were earning the highest salaries i.e. nearly 150,000 USD or more.

    The University Career Center engages the student community in comprehensive career and professional development. There are career coaches available to help students choose a better career. The Career Center also conducts several career fairs to give students the opportunity to connect with different organizations.


    Ques. How hard is it to get into the University of Louisville?

    Ans. University of Louisville has a moderately selective admission policy. In fall 2019, the university had an acceptance rate of 69%. 

    Ques. How much is the tuition at University of Louisville?

    Ans. The tuition fee for non-resident undergraduates is 14,156 USD while the tuition for graduate programs is 13,687 USD.

    Ques. What is the percentage of international students enrolled in UofL?

    More than 4.5% of the total enrolment is covered by international students.

    Ques. What is the average ACT score for admission to University of Louisville?

    Ans. The average ACT score of students admitted in fall 2019 was 25.6.

    Ques. How many campuses does UofL have?

    Ans. UofL has three campuses in total. All the campuses are tobacco and smoke-free.

    Ques. Does the University of Louisville offer dorms?

    Ans.Yes. University of Louisville offers on-campus accommodation to students in the form of residence halls, apartment and suite style housing. Around 75% of the students live on campus.

    2 years

    Course Duration

    May 01

    Application Deadline

    $27,0821st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 01

    Application Deadline

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 01

    Application Deadline

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 01

    Application Deadline

    $27,0821st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 01

    Application Deadline

    University of Louisville Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $27,082 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    SAT Check Detailed Score11801070129014
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590540640-
    ACT Check Detailed Score252228100

    University of Louisville Acceptance Rate

    75.3 %

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $27,082 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $26,454 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $8,374 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $5,612 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $7,890 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $6,672 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $6,478 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $6,672 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

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    Program wise accreditation
    Clinical Science Programs
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    Dentistry Programs
    American Dental Association
    Law Programs
    American Bar Association


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    College Rating

    Based on 4 Students Rating

    8.8 out of 10
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    8.7 /10

    I always wanted to study in the USA. I have done my +2 in commerce stream with 75% marks. I wanted to pursue my career in the Business field so I enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administrator at the University of Louisville by paying $25 as an application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course helped me to enhance my business skills, decision-making skills, analytical skills, and more. Various group discussions, guest lectures, case studies, etc are the real skill enhancer.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    9.2 /10

    I applied to many schools (11) but I found UL to be the best fit, and they were extremely affordable. I also felt that they had the most caring and concerned faculty who constantly wanted to be there for their students. I also had a family member who went there and spoke extremely highly of their school and program.

    Course Curriculum :

    It's challenging but also very worthwhile and I think it will greatly prepare me for a future career.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    5 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    7.2 /10

    I received a full scholarship and was interested in the biology program. I liked that it was close to home yet far away enough that I felt I had left. The campus is very nice and the staff really cares about their students.

    Course Curriculum :

    UofL offers many different types of courses where everyone can find something they like! They try really hard to offer a wide variety of subjects and sub-subjects. I always have at least one class I enjoy!

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    5 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    5 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    Scholarships were the main reason I chose this college as well as my friends who attended there and the location that was close to home but far enough. I also liked the marketing program and business college where I went to school.

    Course Curriculum :

    Depending on the course some curriculum was thorough and thought very well. For example, my accounting courses had a great curriculum and the professor let us learn in multiple ways so that every student could learn.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    2301 S 3rd St

    Nearby This Campus

    • Book Store
    • Shopping Mall
    • Restaurant
    • Pharmacy
    • Airport

    Book Store

    University of Louisville Campus Store0.66 km
    Christian Book Nook1.25 km
    A Reader's Corner- AN ONLINE BUSINESS2.35 km
    Erotic Touch Book Store2.57 km
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    Quality Inn & Suites University/Airport1.44 km
    Sleep Inn Louisville Airport & Expo2.70 km
    Brooke & Billy's3.89 km
    Jack Fry's4.33 km
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    Regional Airport Authority Maintennce Administration Offices & Support Services2.34 km
    Hospital Helipad3.05 km
    Concourse A, SDF3.57 km
    University Hospital Heliport4.15 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Cardinal Center0.97 km
    Central Station1.02 km
    Mbs Enterprises Inc1.86 km
    Somali Mall International3.71 km
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    Bluegrass Healthcare Management Group2.13 km
    Aluvalife Rx3.49 km
    Family Health Centers - East Broadway4.00 km
    Janet M. Mills, PharmD4.09 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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