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Located in Louisville, Kentucky, University of Louisville is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Louisville makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

$34,228 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
65% Acceptance Rate

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University of Louisville Rankings

Out of the 21 colleges in Kentucky, UofL is ranked at #1.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UofL has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#68 Best Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UofL.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#147 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Louisville?


Contact details for UofL are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2301 S 3Rd St, Louisville, KY 40292-0001
Phone: 502-852-5555

How Do I Get Into UofL?

You can apply to UofL online at:

Admission Requirements for UofL

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UofL?

65% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
19% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 65%, UofL does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 19% of students accepted to UofL submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Louisville  ( 530 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Louisville  ( 520 to 630 )
UofL received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 30. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Louisville  ( 21 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Louisville  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Louisville  ( 21 to 28 )

Can I Afford University of Louisville?

$34,228 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UofL is $34,228. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UofL, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $7,402 a year. That adds up to $29,608 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UofL is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Louisville Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,598 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,927 undergraduate students at UofL, with 11,598 being full-time and 4,329 being part-time.


There are also 6,284 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,598 full-time undergraduates at UofL, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Louisville students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 583
Black or African American 1,492
Hispanic or Latino 700
White 7,891
International Students 151
Other Races/Ethnicities 781

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at University of Louisville. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 81 countries are represented at UofL. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Iran.

Online Learning at University of Louisville

4,844 Took All Classes Online
16,918 Took At Least One Class Online
106.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 17 master’s degree programs available online at UofL. In 2019-2020, 16,918 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UofL has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UofL

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Louisville was $10,744 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $25,050. The following table shows how UofL is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Biology Education #4 #4
Chemistry Education #4 #4
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education #13 #13
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #28 #37
Teacher Development & Methodology #68 #83

Online Growth Rankings of UofL

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Louisville was 106.9%. This is the #269 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UofL regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UofL ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UofL.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Chemistry Education #1
Health Education #1
Biology Education #1
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #4
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education #4
Teaching English or French #10
Elementary Education #10
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #10
Teacher Development & Methodology #12
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism #19
General Special Education #25
Educational Administration #43
Special Education #46
Teacher Education Grade Specific #56
Teacher Education Subject Specific #58

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Louisville Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Curriculum & Instruction 0
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship 0
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0
General Special Education 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Art Education 0
Biology Education 0
Chemistry Education 0
Earth Science Teacher Education 0
Health Education 0
Mathematics Education 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Physics Education 0
Reading Teacher Education 0
Science Education 0
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 0
Adult & Continuing Education 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Teacher Development & Methodology 0
Teacher Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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