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University of Louisville

University of Louisville Rating: 4.1/5 (22 votes)

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Academics

This public university was founded in 1798. One amazing fact about this school is that it is one of the first schools chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. Another distinguishing characteristic about the University of Louisville is that is one of the first city-owned public universities in the U.S.

Notable accomplishments of the University of Louisville include creating one of the first blood banks in the country, creating the Pap smear test, creating an effective cervical cancer vaccination, administering the first successful hand transplant, and conducting the first self-contained heart transplant. These are just a few of the many accomplishments of this successful research university.

Students come from all 50 states and 116 countries to attend the University of Louisville. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges currently accredits the university. Students that enroll in the university can earn associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or a professional degree (M.D., J.D., and D.M.D).

The university has 12 amazing colleges and schools:

  • School of Public Health and Information Sciences (1968)
  • School of Nursing (1979)
  • School of Music (1932)
  • School of Medicine (1837)
  • School of Dentistry (1887)
  • Louise D. Bradeis School of Law (1846)
  • Kent School of Social Work (1936)
  • J.B. Speed School of Engineering (1925)
  • Graduate School (1918)
  • College of Education and Human Development (1968)
  • College of Business (1953)
  • College of Arts and Sciences (1907)

A few of the departments that make up these fine schools and departments are the Department of Classical/Modern Languages, Department of Biology, Department of Urban and Public Affairs, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

The university does offer undergraduate and graduate level degrees online in such areas as workforce leadership, human resource education, and higher education.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Incoming freshman must meet the basic requirements for admission, which include a completed application with a non-refundable application fee, SAT or ACT scores from a testing agency or an official high school transcript, high school verification form and an official high school transcript, and an official copy of GED scores for GED applicants. Applicants interested in admission into the School of Nursing must first enter the lower-level division as a freshman and re-apply for admission as a junior for the upper-division. Those interested in entering the School of Music as a freshman must pass an audition as well. The deadline for admission for the fall semester is early February, spring semester is early November, and summer session is early March.

International students applying for undergraduate admission must complete an application and submit an application fee, submit a complete academic record that include certificates earned and completed degrees, and an official transcript. Additionally, undergraduate students must submit academics records for evaluation to World Education Services, Inc. (WES) or Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) if records come from institutions outside of the United States. The addresses of these companies can be found on the University of Louisville’s website under international admissions.

Students that want to pursue a graduate degree must complete the application and include an application fee, submit 2 letters of recommendation, submit official transcript of all college level courses completed, submit test scores, submit TOEFL scores for international students that do not speak English as a native language, and provide a purpose statement of goals and interests. The minimum GPA varies according to which school students plan to attend. Some schools require a “C” average and others require a “B” average. Additionally, some programs may require specific essays, a resume, and other test scores (LSAT, PRAXIS, etc.). Application deadlines vary so please view the University of Louisville’s website to determine the deadlines for a particular program.

Financial Aid

Students must first complete a FAFSA form to determine eligibility. Students may begin apply in early January but no later than early March. Students may qualify for loans, such as Direct Parent Plus, Perkins, Direct Stafford, Alternative Loans, or Direct Graduate/Professional Plus.

Grants are a great way to pay for an education, and students do not have to worry about repayment. Students may qualify for such grants as Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant, U of L Need Based Grant, TEACH Grant, and many other Pell Grants. Work-study programs are also available to students. Pell Grant eligible students receive priority for work-study awards. As of April 13, 2011, the hourly wage for work-study positions is $7.25.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Assistantships are available through the university and outside sources. A few of these programs that students may be interested in are U of L Admission Based Scholarship, KCTCS Academic Transfer Scholarship, and Continuing Undergraduate Academic Scholarship. The deadline date to apply for university scholarships is early April in most cases. Each department offers various fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships to students who qualify.

Students with disabilities may also qualify for special funding opportunities. The Kentucky Department of Vocational Rehabilitations helps disabled individuals receive educational funding toward the cost of an education. Prospective students can find this information of the University of Louisville’s website. Some students may also qualify for waivers to receive an education. A few of those who apply are dependents or spouses of veterans, disabled children of veterans, dependents of firefighters, foster and adopted children, faculty and staff, and senior citizens. A tuition waiver must be completed to qualify.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4217th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The campus of the University of Louisville has much to offer students. There are 6 libraries at this university. All of the libraries are top college libraries that are members of the fraternity the Association of Research Libraries. The libraries contain over 400,000 volumes of published works. The libraries include the Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library, William F. Ekstrom Library, University Archives and Center, Brandeis Law School Library, Dwight Anderson Memorial Library, and Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.

Residential life is important to college students. The university has 12 residential housing options for students that include The Bellamy, Cardinal Town, Bettie Johnson Hall, The Providence, Herman & Heddy Kurz Hall, Billy Minardi Hall, Louisville Hall, Community Park, and Miller House.

The University of Louisville has quite a few fraternities and sororities that students may be interested in, including Alpha Phi Omega, Zeta Tau Alpha, Pi Beta Phi, Delta Phi Epsilon, Kappa Sigma, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Chi, Alpha Sigma Kappa, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Triangle, and Sigma Gamma Rho.

The campus media is noteworthy. The campus has a student maintained radio station that has been in existence since 1968. The university plays an important role in Louisville’s “Public Radio Partnership” that has 3 stations in one setting. The campus also has a student operated weekly newspaper, The Louisville Cardinal. The newspaper has been in operation since 1926 and currently has a student editor in chief. The university also has a wonderful theatre called the Floyd Theatre. The 228 seat movie theatre operates under the control of the Student Activities Board. The theatre features movies on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday night. The theatre gives attention to foreign and independent films that get little or no run in commercial theatres.

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Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The University of Louisville has a magnificent athletic program. The teams are part of the NCAA Division 1 and the Big East Conference. There are 10 men’s teams and 13 women’s teams at this university. The proud Louisville Cardinals sport the colors red and black, and the Cardinal bird is the mascot. The Cardinals have gained national attention during the recent years due to the high level of competition that these teams offer. The Cardinals have 15 bowl appearances, 8 men’s NCAA Final Four appearances, and 2 men’s basketball championships to show as proof of the team’s strength. The men’s basketball team receives recognitions as the most profitable NCAA basketball team, collecting 18.5 million dollars in revenue to date.

Other notable accomplishments by Cardinal teams include two consecutive Sweet 16’s by the women’s basketball team, two individual national championships by the track and field teams, Big East championship title and consecutive Sweet 16 appearances by the volleyball team, and consecutive Big East Conference titles and a college World Series appearance by the baseball team.

A few of the arenas and stadiums in which the teams play are Freedom Hall (basketball), Cardinal Arena (volleyball), Trager Stadium (hockey stadium), Trager Center (indoor practice facility), Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (football), Lacrosse Stadium (lacrosse), and Musselman Center (golf).

Students interested in intramural sports have something to look forward to at the University of Louisville. Intramural sports create a sense of belonging to the many individuals who participate. A few of the sports that students have to choose from are Ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, Tug O War, softball, badminton, and sand volleyball. Students who are interested in joining recreational clubs may consider joining one of the 22 clubs, including Aikido Club, ballroom dance, gymnastics, Fencing Club, bowling, Kempo Karate Club, Power Tumbling Club, and Racquetball Club.

Notable athletes who graduated from the University of Louisville include Audry Rendon, Rockford Thunder’s third baseman; Kelly Bowman, two time All-American High Jumper; Sean Green, pitcher for the New York Mets; Angel McCoughtry, first round pick for the Atlanta Dream; Terrence Williams, New Jersey Nets player; Otis Wilson, defensive end for the Chicago Bears; and William Gay, corner back for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bibliography

  • Cox, Dwayne D and William J. Morison. The University of Louisville. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1999. Print.
  • Kleber, John E. The Encyclopedia of Louisville. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000. Print. University of Louisville. 13 April 2011. Web. 13 April 2011.
  • University of Louisville. 13 April 2011. Web. 13 April 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 7th in Kentucky and 582nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Kentucky and 364th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.00
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 3 0.01
Arson 1 0.00
Burglary 10 0.05
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.01
Arrest 35 0.17

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (very high research activity)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2103

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 820th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $9,750 $9,750 $23,638
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $196 $196 $196
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $406 $406 $986
FT Graduate Tuition $10,788 $10,788 $22,446
FT Graduate Required Fees $196 $196 $196
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $599 $599 $1,247
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $22,796 $22,796 $36,684
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,796 $22,796 $36,684
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $15,086 $15,086 $28,974

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Medical Degree — Tuition $33,718 $51,250
Medical Degree — Required Fees $196 $196
Dentistry Degree — Tuition $28,546 $59,500
Dentistry Degree — Required Fees $196 $196
Law Degree — Tuition $18,578 $34,612
Law Degree — Required Fees $196 $196

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $8,930 $9,662 $8,930 $9,662 $21,650 $23,146
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,440 $7,570
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,356 $4,140
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,440 $7,570
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,356 $4,140
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,356 $4,140

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$60
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 9,166 (4,111 male / 5,038 female)
Admitted 6,519 (3,051 male / 3,466 female)
Admission rate 71%
First-time Enrollment 2,857 (1,440 male / 1,417 female)
FT Enrollment 2,809 (1,416 male / 1,393 female)
PT Enrollment 48 (24 male / 24 female)
Total Enrollment21,444

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA

ACT Test Admission

266th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 94%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 30
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 28
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 28

SAT Test Admission

480th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 5%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 580
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 510 / 610
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 980 / 1190

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity4,978
Meals per Week14
Room Fee$4,790
Board Fee$2,920

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 158 400 114 134 5 3,337 14 4,251
Accounting 1 12 4 10 96 124
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 3 3
African-American/Black Studies 14 2 18
Anatomy 7 7
Anthropology 1 1 37 41
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 8 9
Art Teacher Education 6 6
Art/Art Studies, General 4 4
Asian Studies/Civilization
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 2 2
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 24 24
Biochemistry 1 6 8
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 1 1 5 34 45
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 7 6 21 88 125
Biostatistics 5 1 1 7
Business Administration and Management, General 4 6 1 17 28
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1 12 13
Business/Commerce, General 8 3 1 6 1 123 2 148
Business/Managerial Economics 2 3 1 1 1 26 1 36
Chemical Engineering 2 4 2 2 35 47
Chemistry, General 12 2 1 1 38 54
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 3 1 11 16
Civil Engineering, General 4 1 2 80 87
Clinical Psychology 1 1
Computer Engineering, General 2 1 6 51 61
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 4 4
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 7 1 3 61 72
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 12 43 3 3 201 3 267
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 1 1 2 4
Dental Clinical Sciences, General 1 1 2 7 11
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 1 2 24 29
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 2 8 12
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 6 6
Economics, General 1 1 8 10
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 1 13 14
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 5 3 1 1 70 81
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 5 2 1 95 106
Endodontics/Endodontology
Engineering/Industrial Management 1 3 4
English Language and Literature, General 1 3 3 1 105 115
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 1 1 21 23
Epidemiology 1 3 1 3 11 19
Experimental Psychology 3 3 6
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 7 7
Finance, General 8 5 4 1 52 71
Fine/Studio Arts, General 3 2 4 58 68
French Language and Literature 1 9 11
Geography 2 1 14 1 18
Health Teacher Education 1 3 4
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 3 27 3 125 161
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 1 5 26 32
History, General 1 4 1 47 55
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 2 1 23 1 27
Industrial Engineering 6 1 1 2 27 37
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 2 2 1 10 16
Language Interpretation and Translation 1 1
Latin American Studies 4 7 11
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 3 1 22 28
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 14 16
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General 1 1 1 3 37 43
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 9 8 5 3 102 1 130
Mathematics, General 1 1 19 22
Mechanical Engineering 3 1 3 1 114 127
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 5 1 4 10
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2 2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 7 8
Music Teacher Education 1 15 16
Music Therapy/Therapist 1 3 4
Music, General 8 2 1 37 49
Nursing Administration 3 2 31 39
Orthodontics/Orthodontology
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 1 1
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
Periodontics/Periodontology
Pharmacology and Toxicology 1 4 5
Philosophy 2 16 18
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 13 14
Physics, General 4 1 1 12 18
Physiology, General 5 2 2 10
Political Science and Government, General 3 11 1 2 90 2 111
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 2 1 10 13
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology
Psychology, General 29 3 9 151 1 199
Public Administration 4 2 1 6 16
Public Health, General 1 4 3 16 24
Public/Applied History 1 4 5
Reading Teacher Education 2 9 11
Real Estate 1 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 15 6 5 1 160 1 196
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 1 5 6
Social Work 2 32 9 4 143 192
Sociology 1 13 33 49
Spanish Language and Literature 1 7 22 32
Special Education and Teaching, General 3 37 41
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 12 45 8 4 136 1 210
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 2 14 3 82 103
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 2 2
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 9 7 3 1 111 133
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 1 19 1 4 1 89 116
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Women's Studies 14 15

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 370th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $91,152 ($99,927 male / $67,070 female)
Number of FT Faculty 982 (557 male / 425 female)
Number of PT Faculty 2,381
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $46,712,000

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