University of Louisville
2301 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-5555
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

The University of Louisville was established in 1798 as Jefferson Seminary and achieved university status in 1849. The U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Louisville 160th in the National Universities category of its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The university serves a student population of 21,152 and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Programs Offered

The University of Louisville offers more than 170 fields of study through 12 schools and colleges Undergraduate majors include accountancy, aerospace studies, anthropology, art, art education, bioengineering, biology, business administration, chemistry, dental hygiene, geography, jazz, Latin, marketing, mathematics, music, and sociology. The University of Louisville offers several master’s degrees, including in the areas of accountancy, arts, education, music, public administration, science, nursing, and urban planning. Doctoral degrees are available in education, audiology, applied sociology, art history, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, clinical psychology, electrical engineering, English rhetoric and composition, and more. In addition to its on-campus programs, the University of Louisville also offers online bachelor’s degrees in nursing, administration of justice, communication, workforce leadership, and master’s degreesin social work, special education, administration of justice, computer science, computers, and human resource leadership.


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited the University of Louisville since 1915.


University of Louisville admissions deadlines are Feb. 15 for the fall term, a Nov. 1 for the spring term, and March 1 for the summer term. Freshman applicants must submit a completed application with a $50 application fee. They must also send in their high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores. The University of Louisville requires high school applicants to have four English credits, three mathematics credits, three science credits, three social studies credits, and history and visual arts credit. According to the U.S. News, the University of Louisville had a 72.7% acceptance rate in fall 2011.

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