University of Louisville

1,859 reviews
  1. Louisville, KY
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
University of Louisville is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292

University of Louisville 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
74%
SAT Range
1010-1250
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,635/ 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
    $10,479/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,382/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,880/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,652/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,870/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.119 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,494Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    37%
  • Interesting
    26%
  • Unique
    24%
  • Basic
    10%
  • Aloof
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.149 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.170 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    56%
  • Accessible
    11%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Average
    10%
  • Happy
    7%
  • Can't stay out of the news
    3%
  • Unsatisfactory
    1%

After University of Louisville

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.72 responses

Reviews

1,859 reviews
  • Excellent
    266
  • Very Good
    697
  • Average
    720
  • Poor
    120
  • Terrible
    56
I'm a current freshman at U of L, and I love it here! The campus is beautiful; it's not too big and not too small. There are hundreds of student organizations, so there's something here for everyone! Some of my class sizes are big, but some are the same as my high school class sizes. Either way, the professors really care about all of their students, and it's not difficult to form relationships with them. The students here are so kind; everyone wants to be friends with everyone else! Students are very accepting of all kinds of people. The food on and around campus is great, but I do wish we had just a few more on-campus options. My dorm is really nice, too. I would definitely recommend this university!
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago
The University of Louisville has many extraordinary programs, extra-curriculars, and most importantly, instructors. I have formed so many fulfilling relationships with my professors in these past three years. I'm double majoring in Psychology (BA) and Justice Administration (BS) and the two majors overlap perfectly. UofL has changed me for the better, and made me fall in love with my intended career path, while making my journey to my degree a smooth one. UofL has an excellent career center, and I use my work-study aid to work in the university writing center, which has improved my writing skills while also preparing me for a professional environment. I'm honestly proud to be a Cardinal!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 12 2013
I like my major (Communications) and many of the professors in it. Some of the professors are not only knowledgeable and helpful, but have real-world connections that they are willing to extend to their students. My biggest complaint with the university is the foreign language program. I took three semesters of Spanish and the workload for the four credit hour courses increased exponentially every semester. The last semester had so much homework, I was having to not do or throw together assignments for other classes to do Spanish (and I was only taking 13 hours!) It required an excessive amount of work, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! Something has to be done about that.
  • College Senior
  • May 4 2014