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University of Louisville Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Louisville ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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 analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, 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

UofL is ranked #428 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

UofL also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Kentucky ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Louisville.

Is It Hard to Get Into UofL?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Louisville is 75%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UofL is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 14% 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 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 )
UofL 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

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, University of Louisville is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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 UofL 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 UofL

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,860 undergraduates at UofL with 11,560 being full-time and 4,300 being part-time.

UofL Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for UofL 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 UofL 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 UofL

$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 UofL, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UofL, 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 UofL 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 UofL Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UofL with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,800 in their early years. 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

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, University of Louisville is a public institution. Louisville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of 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

University of Louisville Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 76 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
Teacher Education Subject Specific 160 $46,700
Marketing 160 $40,500
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 UofL

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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

Learn more about online learning at University of Louisville.

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Notes and References


*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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