Spalding University

289 reviews
  1. Louisville, KY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Spalding University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
901 S Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Spalding University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
SAT Range
860-1000
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$18,334/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,507/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,380/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,673/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,612/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,836/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
921Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Very friendly people. You can ask them anything.
    60%
  • Busy
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
34%
Poll
60%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Flexible, helpful, and relaxed
    48%
  • Welcoming
    19%
  • Diverse,Learners,Community,Spirit,Service,Justice.
    14%
  • Fast, uninvolved
    10%
  • Amazing and close knit. Love it.
    5%
  • Small but expensive!
    5%

After Spalding University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

289 reviews
  • Excellent
    79
  • Very Good
    97
  • Average
    95
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    3
It has a really great environment for it's students with great teachers who really get to know the students and build a relationship with them. I love it here! It is pretty pricey but the education received is top notch! It has majors that some schools in the area does not, so that makes it unique. Also, our schedules are on a 6 week session schedule year round instead of full semesters. I really enjoy the way the classes are set up! I would not choose to do it over again, I'm very happy with the education I am receiving!
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 22 2015
I just transferred from the University of Louisville to join the Nursing program at Spalding University. I chose Spalding because it is a small private school. I knew I was going to get a better learning experience. I didn't know much about the school but as soon as I came in contact with the faculty and staff I couldn't have been more impressed. They were extremely helpful when it came to getting everything transferred and in on time. They worked with me and most importantly made me extremely important. You can tell that the staff really does care about you and your education. I feel excited to be there and I know the staff and faculty are cheering me on!
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
I love Spalding. How much else do you need? They have short 6 week sessions, which compact the learning to essentials so you are not stuck doing busy work for several weeks. The accelerated format moves you though the school so there is no time to get bored or disenchanted with a course, by the time that feeling of ennui sets in, the class is over! They also have night courses for adult students that are extremely convinenent for people working while attending school. You can live your life and get your education at the same time when you attend Spalding. Two classes at a time are the maximum allowed so you will never have a week with five finals at once, that you have to scramble to study for.

If I had not gone to Spalding, I would not have gone back to school.
  • College Junior
  • June 21 2011