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.