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Reviews 1830 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have only lived on campus and plan to live on campus for my next year as well.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I really enjoy the off-campus dining. It could be because I get tired of the same food on campus all of the time. I find Taco Bell cheap and it has many different options. There is a wide variety.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I think the strictness at school is right where it should be. They aren't too strict but they let it be known of what is definitely not okay and I think that's great.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial process goes smoothly somewhat. It kind of took a while and was a bit too much to deal with but maybe that was simply because it was my first time.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really attend parties. I don't have an interest in drinking which is mostly what the parties consume of. I don't like sloppy drunk people hanging all on me.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I think that the food and dining services are okay. They have a wide variety somewhat. I feel like some of the places close earlier than they should sometimes.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am rating living on campus the best simply because it is. It gives you the independence you should have as an adult to live without your parents. You have to start taking responsibility which is a part of growing up. At this age, you should be doing your own laundry. Living on campus has made me appreciate the little things my mother does for me back home that I never really gave much attention to. The social atmosphere is great as well because you are living with these people who will most likely be in one of your classes so it is helping you make friends. It also makes you study more and you are more caught up on your homework because you live at school. It will honestly help your grades.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I think it's pretty bad that current freshman are mandated to get off campus housing next fall which is more expensive.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It is pretty close to campus and we can use our cardinal cards.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Students have to supply Doctor's slip if classes are missed due to illness.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Just follow up with the financial aid office, don't think you have to wait for them to contact you.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I really don't go to parties.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The variety is good, but I would like something that reflected more home cooked meals.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's been a little challenging meeting and connecting with other students.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Student tickets are definitely worth it! Intramural sports are fun as well.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The dorms are a scam. Living off-campus is half the price since you don't have such a large meal plan. Old Louisville houses are huge and around $400 a month, but I've heard they often over charge on utilities. Also, I heard Germantown is close and cheap. Card towne is expensive and not really worth it. The Clubhouse and The Retreat are about to open and they're cheaper, but farther from campus. The Province and The Bellamy are the same as mentioned before. The Grove is right next to speed school and the train. Louisville in general isn't the safest city.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Cardinal Towne has a lot of restaurants that are very close to campus. Downtown isn't far away and Bardstown Rd. has a lot of options as well. If you live in Card towne, then you get a discount on every restaurant there and at the beginning of your first semester they should have given you a discount card for places off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The RAs will check randomly, but all they do is open your door and check it off the list. It was easy to get past the security guard in dorms as long as someone lets you in and you act like you live there.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Be sure to apply for FAFSA, and KEES money if in state. Also, if you're still in high school, go to the counselor's office and they may have school scholarships that you can apply for. I received $1500 from doing so. UofL gives a LOT more than UK. I got a 29 on my ACT and a 4.2 in high school and received $1500 per year from UK and $4,000 from UofL. Apply for as many scholarships as possible and ask teachers to review your essays.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not interested in killing my brain cells. Thanks.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Everything is over priced, but it's convenient. They shouldn't require a meal plan if you live off campus. Heine Brother's (library) is the best place to get good coffee. The SAC is too far away from my classes at speed school. By using the meal card you get a discount on every purchase, so if you plan on buying food on campus then you might as well put in on the card. You can add more money if needed.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Staying in Kurz, Bettie, and CP is worth it for the first year that you're required to stay on campus. I thought the dorms were very loud (Kurz) but it was nice to have a shared bathroom with 3 other people, rather than a community shower. However, the other dorms are small and most have had mold problems. They rip you off by making you purchase a meal plan that you won't finish.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't feel like I'm eating at home or at a deluxe 5 star place, but it keeps me alive...i guess

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus isn't too bad in my opinion, but it definitely is less than I expected. My room is small and stuffy, my bed i uncomfortable, and the community bathrooms are disgusting.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Orientation was great but once school starts its up to you to follow up w advisers and make sure you are up to par with your schedule.

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The University of Louisville isn't perfect, but to those who love it, the flaws only add to the experience. Not everyone likes going to such a large university—it can be very intimidating, especially if you come from a smaller high school. However, the crowds offer an opportunity to improve your social skills and make as many new friends as you want. And even with a huge student body, most people find a tight group of friends that they stick with throughout their time at U of L. Most students make friends with other residents in their dorm hall or by joining clubs or Greek organizations.

The professors and other University staff are so friendly and offer lots of personal attention. You wouldn't normally expect this at such a big school, but that's one thing that makes U of L special. Another thing the University provides is an almost endless list of opportunities for students. They may have to go looking in the right places, but there are so many things for U of L student to try out and experience. There are plenty of study abroad opportunities, as well as a career center that can help students get internships and jobs after they graduate. However, even with all of these opportunities and resources, some students say they don't feel that U of L offers enough for them. However, some people just fit better at a smaller school. A single college will never fit everyone's needs, so there will always be some left unsatisfied. If you take advantage of the resources, you'll have a much better chance of enjoying your experience. U of L has a lot to offer—you just have to jump in and grab it.

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