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University of Louisville Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Louisville, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and 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?

2022 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 467 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UofL is ranked #758 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UofL is also ranked #4 out of 45 schools in Kentucky.

See all of the rankings for University of Louisville.

Is It Hard to Get Into UofL?

Acceptance Rate

University of Louisville has an acceptance rate of 65%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UofL.

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 Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Louisville  ( 21 to 28 )

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University of Louisville Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Louisville, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 55%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  55 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

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At UofL this rate is 32%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

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University of Louisville Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,927 undergraduates at UofL with 11,598 being full-time and 4,329 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Louisville Cost?

The overall average net price of UofL is $16,867. 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 +
$13,058 $14,341 $16,795 $20,569 $21,737

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.

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How Much Money Do UofL Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UofL make around $41,800 per year during the early years of their employment. 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.

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Location of University of Louisville

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

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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 78 majors graduated from University of Louisville. Of these students, 3,195 received undergraduate degrees and 1,915 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 269 $56,854
Health & Physical Education 239 $31,278
Communication & Media Studies 211 $32,954
General Psychology 193 $29,685
Marketing 179 $41,677
Teacher Education Subject Specific 176 $46,869
General Biology 133 $28,055
Criminal Justice & Corrections 132 $36,324
Mechanical Engineering 128 $65,956
Computer Information Systems 114 NA

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 16,918 students took at least one online class at University of Louisville. This is an increase from the 2,624 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 16,918 4,844
2018-2019 2,624 860
2017-2018 4,911 1,907
2016-2017 4,431 1,813
2015-2016 4,209 1,589

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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