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University of Louisville Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Louisville. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Louisville Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Louisville was awarded 86 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked U of L as #428 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when U of L held the #485 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 27 colleges in Kentucky, U of L is ranked at #6.

See all of the rankings for University of Louisville.

Is It Hard to Get Into U of L?

Acceptance Rate

University of Louisville has an acceptance rate of 75%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 14% of students accepted to U of L submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Louisville  ( 540 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Louisville  ( 530 to 650 )
U of L received ACT scores from 100% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Louisville  ( 22 to 28 )

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University of Louisville Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Louisville, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Louisville is 60%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  60 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Louisville

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Louisville enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at U of L is 25%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at U of L

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,546 undergraduates at U of L with 12,025 being full-time and 3,521 being part-time.

U of L Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for U of L is 83.58 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  83.58 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Louisville Cost?

The overall average net price of U of L is $16,692. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for U of L

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,351 $13,692 $17,499 $20,922 $21,380

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of U of L, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 U of L, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,621 a year. That adds up to $26,484 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of L is 6.4%. 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.

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How Much Money Do U of L Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from U of L make about $41,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at University of Louisville make the most money.

Location of University of Louisville

University of Louisville is a public institution situated in Louisville, Kentucky. The location of U of L is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of University of Louisville

Contact details for U of L are given below.

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

University of Louisville Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 86 majors graduated from University of Louisville. Of these students, 3,165 received undergraduate degrees and 1,965 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 254 $58,100
Health & Physical Education 244 $27,900
Communication & Media Studies 227 $31,200
General Psychology 190 $29,700
Marketing 160 $40,500
Teacher Education Subject Specific 160 $46,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 136 $34,600
Management Information Systems 129 $60,000
General Biology 126 $27,000
Mechanical Engineering 120 $60,400

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Louisville along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at U of L

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 4,911 students took at least one online class at University of Louisville. This is an increase from the 4,431 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,911 1,907
2016-2017 4,431 1,813
2015-2016 4,209 1,589
2014-2015 3,922 1,509
2013-2014 3,613 1,390

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