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University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law opened in 1846 and was named for Louis D. Brandeis in 1997. credit: Nolanwebb
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Overview
Public
12,434 Undergraduates
73% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of Louisville
2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, Kentucky
40292-0001
(502) 852-5555
www.louisville.edu

The University of Louisville, a public university located in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the top 175 institutions of higher education in the United States. The Kentucky General Assembly established the school in 1813. In 1970, it became part of the state system of schools. Today, the multiple campuses sit on nearly 700 acres of land in an urban setting. The motto is “It’s happening here.” The university is known for its University of Louisville School of Medicine, which is where the first hand transplant and artificial heart transplant surgeries took place. Notable alumni include United States Senator Mitch McConnell, basketball player Darrell Griffith, Former United States Senator Chris Dodd, football player Lamar Jackson, Former Governor of Kentucky Louie Nunn, playwright Marsha Norman, football player Roman Oben and author Sue Grafton. The school’s colors are red and black, its mascot is Cardinal Bird and its teams are nicknamed the Cardinals. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – ACC, and there are 23 varsity teams total. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing, swimming and diving, track and field and softball.

Location

Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States. It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being Lexington, the state's second-largest city. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
48%

Men

52%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

734

New Transfer Students

Admissions
73%

Acceptance Rate

36%

Enrollment Yield

10,404

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,249

Typical Cost

$26,286

Out-Of-State (published)

$11,264

In-State (published)

97%

Recieve Financial Aid

84%

Have Loans

$12,300

Median Debt

Academics
15.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

19

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

170

Doctorates Awareded

Physical Fitness Parks Recreation And Leisure

Top Major

5

Faculty Awards

2

National Academy Members

97

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 400 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 33 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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