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Spalding University

Louisville, KY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate51%
Acceptance Rate51%

About Spalding University

Spalding University Overview

Spalding University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Louisville, KY. Spalding University was founded in 1814 and enrolls 855 undergrads and no graduate students. Spalding University provides on-campus housing for up to 147 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

Student Involvement at Spalding University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Spalding University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Spalding University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Spalding University on the Student Life page.

2022 Spalding University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 51%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 8%
Tuition $26,900
Percent of Need Met 75%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,700

Is Spalding University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Spalding University offers and if it could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Spalding University

Spalding University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 51% of applicants get into Spalding University each year. Last year, 990 students applied to Spalding University and 500 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Spalding University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

47% of Spalding University undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Spalding University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Spalding University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Spalding University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Spalding University's endowment was $16.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $6,692 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Spalding University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Spalding University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Spalding University full-time are awarded $11,700 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Spalding University.

Based on this information, how does Spalding University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Spalding University a good school for you?

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Where is Spalding University?

Spalding University is located in the urban setting of Louisville, KY, less than an hour from Louisville.

If you are interested in seeing Spalding University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 65 to Louisville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Louisville International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Spalding University and Louisville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

901 South Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203-2188

Campus Setting: Urban

Spalding University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Spalding University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Spalding University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Spalding University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

18 to 23

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Spalding University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Spalding University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Spalding University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Spalding University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$26,900

In State

$26,900

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$26,900
$26,900
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Spalding University is like? There are approximately 855 students enrolled at Spalding University. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from KY and 20% percent of students are from other states.

83%

Full Time

16%

Part Time

80%

In State

20%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

855

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

51%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$26,900

Out-of-State

$26,900

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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