University Of Louisville

University Of Louisville

University of Louisville, also referred to as "U of L", is a public university located in Louisville, Kentucky. Established in 1798, the school currently offers admission to over 15,000 students. The school offers various majors in the fields of humanities, computer science and engineering, foreign literature, health and human performance, liberal arts, and music. The institution developed the world's first vaccine against cervical cancer in 2006.

University of Louisville's sports teams are nicknamed the Cardinals or the Cards. The official mascot of the teams is the Cardinal bird. The school offers men's and women's teams in basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, football, baseball, and field hockey. The school currently fields more than 15 sports teams.

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University of Louisville
2301 S 3rd St
Louisville , KY 40292-0001
General Phone: (502) 852-5555

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University of Louisville Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management644business, business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, finance, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching583curriculum and instruction, higher education administration, educational admin and supervision, special ed, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Liberal Arts511Latin American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, French language, Spanish language, English, English composition, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, ...
Engineering338chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, engineering management
Medicine249dentistry, dental clinical sciences, medicine, public health
Security and Law Enforcement247criminal justice and administration
Science241biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, anatomy, bacteriology, physiology, pharmacology and toxicology, biostatistics, epidemiology, ...
Therapy and Counseling220psychology, clinical psychology, experimental psychology, marriage and family therapy, music therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy196health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science
Family and Social Work177public administration, social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine164registered nursing
Media161communication studies
Law145law, legal assistant
Fine Arts75fine arts, art history and criticism
Medical Support and Technology64audiology, audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist
Computer Science and Engineering52database administration, computer engineering
Mathematics41mathematics, applied mathematics
Religion and Philosophy24philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Art Studies11art studies
Architecture and Planning6urban planning

Number of programs and degrees for University of Louisville in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1,25759
Postbaccalaureate certificate10910
Bachelor's degree2,29847
Doctor's degree15128
First-professional degree3433
Associate's degree191
Award of less than 1 academic year311
Post-master's certificate41

University of Louisville Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Louisville had a total enrollment of 20,592 students (16,021 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 22%
First Professional 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 11%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 20%
20-21 20%
22-24 23%
25-29 17%
30-34 7%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

University of Louisville Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 55 %

University of Louisville Room and Board (2007)

University of Louisville offers campus housing for 3,238 of its 16,021 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Louisville, Kentucky for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kentucky Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Louisville Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490610
SAT Math500640
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT27%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Louisville Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,564
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,354
Room and board $ 6,058
Room charge $ 4,068
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,990
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,150

Financial Aid:
University of Louisville participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 199900)

University of Louisville Faculty

University of Louisville has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track16597
Non-tenured and not on tenure track260273

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year102$127,30827$116,422
Associate professorcalendar year40$103,03325$96,361
Assistant professorcalendar year45$76,08838$69,269
Instructorcalendar year11$49,91823$59,187
All faculty totalcalendar year198$106,464113$84,477

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year130$101,52144$97,720
Associate professoracademic year95$77,88667$70,617
Assistant professoracademic year80$59,04277$57,688
Instructoracademic year16$59,30639$43,942
Lectureracademic year1*0*
No academic rankacademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year323$82,092228$66,823

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Louisville Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big East Conference
Basketball Big East Conference
Baseball Big East Conference
Track Big East Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports49129178

University of Louisville Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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