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Colleges / University of Louisville

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate66%
Acceptance Rate66%

About University of Louisville

University of Louisville Overview

University of Louisville is a public, state school in the city of Louisville, KY. University of Louisville was founded in 1798 and the school now enrolls around 22,211 students per year, which includes 15,927 undergrad students. University of Louisville offers on-campus housing for up to 3,508 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 52% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is February 15.

Student Activities at University of Louisville

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? University of Louisville students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? University of Louisville has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 University of Louisville Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 66%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 14%
In-State Tuition $12,324
Out-of-State $28,670
Percent of Need Met 57%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,475

Is University of Louisville a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what University of Louisville offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Louisville

University of Louisville is moderately difficult to get into. University of Louisville admitted 66% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 16,598 applications received in 2022, 10,910 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Louisville

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

Approximately 81% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Louisvilleare still enrolled the next year. 60% of University of Louisville 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 University of Louisville Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from University of Louisville by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 46% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent University of Louisville grads is $37,500 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

University of Louisville'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 University of Louisville's endowment was $707.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, University of Louisville spends about $18,169 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Louisville

Tuition 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.

University of Louisville meets 57% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Louisville full-time are awarded $14,475 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $26,468 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 University of Louisville.

Based on this information, how does University of Louisville sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Louisville a good school for you?

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Where is University of Louisville?

University of Louisville is located in the city of Louisville, KY, less than an hour from Louisville.

If you are interested in seeing University of Louisville for yourself, 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 University of Louisville and Louisville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2301 South Third Street Louisville, KY 40292-0001

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Louisville Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Louisville is Feb 15.

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

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

University of Louisville ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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29 and Above


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21 and Less


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University of Louisville SAT Scores


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University of Louisville Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Louisville is like? There are approximately 22,211 students enrolled at University of Louisville, including 15,927 undergraduate students and 6,284 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from KY and 20% percent of students are from other states.


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