University of Louisville Review

University of Louisville, located in the largest city in Kentucky, is a public research university which offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees. Programs are offered in over 170 fields of study, including urban studies, workforce leadership, Spanish and music therapy.

University of Louisville Overview

The University of Louisville was founded in 1798 as Jefferson Seminary and began offering a number of academic programs, including graduate, dentistry, music and social work schools by 1915.

In 1970, University of Louisville (U of L) became a public state university and has grown to become one of the largest universities in the state. U of L is classified by U.S. News & World Report as 'more selective' based on its admissions standards and tier three in the national universities category.

U of L has a student population of approximately 22,000 and a number of on and off-campus housing options that include apartments and living learning communities. The university is made up of three campuses, the Belknap, Health Sciences and Shelby campuses, as well as a location in Panama City. Student activities include a number of academic, greek, athletic, ethnic, professional and community clubs and organizations.

Admission and Enrollment Overview

Application requirements at the university are divided by academic level, such as freshmen, transfer, adult, post baccalaureate, high school visitor and international applicants. Applicants can complete university testing for advanced and language placement, international bachelor's degree or English portfolio credit. The average ACT score for admitted freshmen is 24.4 and admission petition information is available online for students who do not meet the established requirements.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The University of Louisville library system, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, is comprised of one main and six academic libraries. Together, the libraries offer over 2.1 million volumes and more than 47,000 serial publications. It is one of only five university libraries in the country to have a robotic book retrieval system. Library resources include off-campus access, interlibrary loans, citation feeds and distance learning materials.

The university features multimedia, wireless security, database and multipurpose computer labs located on its campus. Students can use the labs for individual study or make a reservation for group projects. U of L's international study opportunities are available year-round for eligible students in all academic majors. Financial aid is available for students interested in studying abroad and program locations include Spain, Czech Republic, South Korea, Morocco, Portugal and New Zealand.

Schools and Colleges at University of Louisville

  • School of Nursing
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • School of Public Health and Information Sciences
  • J. B. Speed School of Engineering
  • Kent School of Social Work
  • School of Dentistry
  • Graduate School
  • School of Music
  • College of Business

Contact Information

  • Address: 2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40292
  • Phone Number: (800) 334-8635