University of Louisville

University of Louisville Admissions and School Information

University of Louisville is a public research institution that operates a main campus in Louisville, Kentucky. The university offers associates, bachelor's, master's, specialist, doctoral and professional degrees in addition to undergraduate and post-graduate certificate programs. Degrees are available in various fields, including social work, medicine, education, sciences, arts, music, law and engineering.

General Information About University of Louisville

The University of Louisville was recognized as a university in 1970. In addition to the main Belknap campus, the University of Louisville maintains a Health Sciences Center in downtown Louisville and its Shelby campus in Jefferson County. The university has a population of over 20,000 students, and nearly 15,000 are undergraduate students.

The university is particularly renowned for research at its Health Sciences Center which houses 17 centers and institutes that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health. The University of Louisville is also home to a world-renowned entrepreneurship program through its College of Business, which has been ranked as one of the top in the nation by The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Reports and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Admission is open to first-time, adult learners, transfer, international and graduate students. The university offers an online application for all applicants and requires ACT or SAT scores and high school transcripts from first-time and transfer students. Requirements vary by department for graduate applications, but generally include standardized test scores, letters of recommendation and college transcripts.

Colleges and Schools of the University of Louisville

The College of Arts and Sciences

As the University of Louisville's largest college, the College of Arts and Sciences enrolls nearly 9,000 students through its three divisions, which include the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. More than 23 departments offer over 50 programs leading to certificates, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The college manages ten centers and institutes that promote awareness of and conduct research in areas ranging from democracy in Asia to visual arts.

College of Education and Human Development

The College of Education and Human Development is made up of four departments that offer teaching certificates, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in health and sport sciences, teaching and learning, school counseling and leadership foundations. Students and faculty have access to the diverse offerings of the Education Resource and Technology Center, which offers cutting edge technology that can be incorporated into classroom instruction. Students in nearly every program engage in student teaching, field experience or internships within the regional Kentucky schools.

College of Business

The College of Business offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through seven departments, which include equine industry, marketing, accountancy, finance and economics. The college's Forcht Center of Entrepreneurship houses renowned graduate programs, centers and institutes that emphasize new venture plans and entrepreneurial goals. The College of Business's unique equine industry program offers students the opportunity to intern with prominent horse enterprises while they earn a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Brandeis School of Law

The Brandeis School of Law offers full- and part-time programs leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.). The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1, a law library that houses more than 400,000 volumes, and extensive opportunities for clerking, internships and moot court teams. Students are additionally involved in publishing of the school's three law journals, including the University of Louisville Law Review.

Kent School of Social Work

The Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in various fields, such as family therapy, mental health, comprehensive health and aging. Dual degree programs are offered in partnership with other colleges and departments within the University of Louisville. Research is well funded and allows the school to spend between three to four million dollars a year for research initiatives in areas that include child sexual abuse, welfare reform and addictions.

School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Housed within the Health Sciences Center, the School of Public Health and Information Sciences is comprised of five departments that offer master's and doctoral degrees. The school has cutting-edge facilities and emphasizes modern approaches to public health. The school's Center for Health Hazards Preparedness works to enhance regional and national responses to infectious disease, biological hazards and natural disasters by engaging more than 12,000 students in education and training programs.

School of Nursing

U.S. News and World Reports' have ranked the School of Nursing, located at the University of Louisville's Health Sciences Center, among the nation's top graduate nursing schools. The school offers four programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, eight specialties in the Master of Science in Nursing and two Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing programs. The Health Science Center not only offers access to high-tech facilities, but students at the School of Nursing have the opportunity to get involved in multi-site and interdisciplinary research.

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine at the University of Louisville is located on the Health Sciences Center and contains five basic science and 16 clinical science departments. In addition to continuing education courses and residency programs, the school offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree programs in a range of areas, such as family and geriatric medicine, emergency medicine, surgery and neurology. Dual degree programs are available in five areas, including clinical investigation sciences, public health and business administration. The School of Medicine offers unique training programs through the school's patient simulation lab and simulated standardized patient scenarios.

School of Dentistry

Comprised of five departments, the School of Dentistry offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, a Master of Science in Oral Biology and a Doctor of Dental Medicine with dual degree options and residency programs. The school of Dentistry, ranked 15th among all dental schools by the National Institutes of Health, conducts research through its Oral Health and Systemic Disease Group as well as its Birth Defects Center. Students receive clinical experience at the state-of-the-art Dental Education Center, which provides the community with dental services, and through the Simulation Clinic, which utilizes computerized mannequins.

Speed School of Engineering

Established in 1925, the James Breckenridge Speed School of Engineering enrolls nearly 2,000 students, 1,400 of which are undergraduate students. The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in seven areas of engineering, such as electrical and computer, civil and environmental, industrial, mechanical and bioengineering. The school is involved with research projects that range from Kentucky pollution prevention to nanotechnology.

School of Music

University of Louisville's School of Music offers bachelor's and master's degrees through its eight departments, including instrumental and vocal performance, music education, music theory, composition and jazz. Students have access to the school's digital music labs, practice rooms, music library and dance studios.

School of Interdisciplinary & Graduate Studies

The School of Interdisciplinary & Graduate Studies is the administrative home of all graduate programs. Applications are accepted to this school from students interested in graduate study. The school also houses the Graduate Teaching Academy, which provides classroom training to graduate teaching assistants in their second year of study.

Contact Information

  • Address: 2301 S. Third St., Louisville, KY 40292
  • Phone Number: (502) 852-5555