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Location
Louisville, KY
Undergrads
12,192
Tuition (in-state)
$23,146 ($9,662)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Junior

Weather: It's great until the weather is in the process of changing. That is when it becomes a bit annoying.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Louisville weather is unpredictable. This past year saw classes being cancelled multiple times due to inclement weather.

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4 College Junior

Weather: Its Kentucky...you get a little bit of everything. Summers range in the 90's sometimes getting into the low 100's and then the winter is usually in the 20-30s but usually drops lower in january. The spring is filled with lots of rain so make sure you are prepared! the fall is the best time of year here!

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3 College Senior

Weather: We had a TERRIBLE winter this past year, and getting to campus as a commuter student was rough on more than a few occasions. Though that is a problem created by the city, professors were not very accommodating of this fact. If campus was clear and the university didn't cancel or delay classes, you were pretty much hosed if you lived off-campus. It's not usually that bad, but it was very frustrating this year! The weather here is a mess, though. One day it's 20 degrees, and the very next it's 75! You have to keep clothes around for every type of weather if you live here. Don't think that because we're in the south it doesn't get cold, because it definitely does. Bring rain boots, shorts, coats, and warm pants, because you'll need them all. Leggings alone are not going to get you through the winter here, so go buy some pants to layer over your leggings, you'll need them.

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4 College Junior

Weather: How bad the weather gets, we really take action.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 184th
    Hottest Summers
  • 286th
    Coldest Winters

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Annie Muller
Hometown
LaGrange, Ky.
Major
French and English
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They say that if you do not like the weather in Louisville, wait a day, because it will change. One day there could be gusts of icy wind and rain, and the next could be balmy and sunny. The weather changes constantly and the seasons are unpredictable here thanks to the Ohio River Valley, where Louisville is situated. Wintry weather may come without warning—it could switch on a dime from foggy mornings with warm afternoons to frigid, snowy weather. And snowstorms knock Louisville out—even though they happen every year, they don’t occur often enough for people to learn how to deal with them.

Besides a good collection of sweaters, the one thing students must have to survive a year on campus is rain boots. Whether you are dodging puddles from last night’s shower or trudging through snowdrifts, rain boots will keep your feet and jeans dry. And, while you’re wearing these boots, it also helps to think ahead to the soft warm spring when the trees explode with green and everyone is enjoying Frisbee on the waterfront lawn downtown. Louisville summers are unforgettably beautiful. They last well into the autumn months because for some reason, the seasons here are delayed. So, just remember that while summer may last into October, the weather may be wintry into April. But, somehow, the weather’s always nice in time for Derby in May.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 66 °F
Spring - Low: 46 °F
Summer - High: 85 °F
Summer - Low: 68 °F
Fall - High: 68 °F
Fall - Low: 50 °F
Winter - High: 44 °F
Winter - Low: 28 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 4.40 in./month
Summer: 3.82 in./month
Fall: 3.22 in./month
Winter: 3.41 in./month
What to Pack
  • Hat, gloves, and winter coat
  • Rain boots
  • Scarves
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuit
  • Umbrella
  • Warm sweaters

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