This is where your future starts. The University of Louisville is a vibrant, dynamic campus located in Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area. This is a place where we value diversity, create knowledge that improves lives and support your path to success whichever way it winds. This is where you will discover endless opportunity. This is where world-class research, hands-on learning and entrepreneurial breakthroughs are born. Where we are all working together toward a common goal: building a better world. This is where empowered students become engaged citizens, and a comprehensive classroom experience leads to a constructive career. This is where you will fnd space to create, time to research and resources to make ideas come to life. Join our Cardinal Family. This is where you will make an impact here and beyond.
Who we are
Meet your Cardinal Family Students come from our backyard and across the world to attend UofL, creating a culture -rich campus where students with diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and perspectives thrive. Together, our student body is one of the most academically renowned in the U.S., and that ’s why this is a great place to learn.
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FRIENDLIEST COLLEGES FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS*
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*By College Consensus FALL 2020 DATA
Our words of wisdom Being a Cardinal means being part of a family, and our Cardinal Family has some words to live by. The Cardinal Principles are guidelines that shape our community and our actions. They help us defne who we are, what we believe and why being here means something.
C A R D Let us be a university that is a COMMUNITY OF CARE. Care for self, care for one another as the Cardinal Family and care for the community beyond. We are a community — not just a collection of individuals. We are a community — not just buildings connected by an HVAC system.
ACCOUNTABILITY. We keep our promises. We own mistakes. We are accountable to the team.
RESPECT, irrespective of position. We respect each other’s humanity and dignity, no matter what our positions in the organization are. We also respect our right to difering and conficting positions on issues. We will be a place that prepares students for ideas, not protects students from ideas.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION. We celebrate diversity of thought, perspectives and life experiences. As our state motto declares: United We Stand, Divided We Fall. We want everyone, in the richness of all of their many unique and intersecting identities, to feel included in the Cardinal fold.
I INTEGRITY AND TRANSPARENCY. We will be true to our mission of an urban research university to create, disseminate and apply knowledge. Integrity is our collective commitment to make decisions with the best interests of our university in mind and to share the decision-making rationale and outcomes.
N A L NOBLE PURPOSE. Each of us will identify for ourselves the way in which we make a diference. We must solve the problems of access and afordability to give everyone the opportunity to fnd and pursue their own noble purpose.
AGILITY. We will recognize that things change and when they do, we must change things. We know when adaptation in an organization does not keep pace with adaptation in the environment, the organization will not survive.
LEADERSHIP. We recognize management is a position but leadership is an activity. We will all behave as owners of the University of Louisville because we are. “ We are UofL” is not just a hashtag or a slogan. It is our declaration of leadership and ownership.
Let’s get down to business Want to get a strong liberal arts education? Interested in research and innovation opportunities? Looking for something inbetween? Look no further. With 12 schools and colleges and more than 200 degree programs, our majors are major-league. From music to math, we’ve got you covered. There are more than enough degree options for you to fnd the one that fts you best.
This is just a sampling of what we have for you. For a full listing of our majors, minors and certifcates, visit catalog.louisville.edu.
Undecided? We can help.
College of Arts and Sciences
» Pan-African Studies
» Equine Business
School of Music
» American Sign Language Interpreting Studies
» Instrumental Performance/ Vocal Performance
» Political Science*
» Jazz Performance
» Chemical Engineering
» Jazz Studies
» Civil Engineering
School of Dentistry
» Music and New Media
» Computer Science
» Dental Hygiene
» Music Composition » Music Education
» Computer Science and Engineering
» Music General
» Electrical Engineering
» Music History
» Industrial Engineering
» Music Theory
» Mechanical Engineering
» Art History
» Asian Studies
» Theatre Arts
» Urban Studies
» Criminal Justice*
» Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies*
» English » French » Geography » History » Humanities » Latin American & Latino Studies » Mathematics » Neuroscience
College of Business » Accountancy* » Business Administration* » Business Economics
College of Education and Human Development » Early Elementary Education » Health and Human Performance » Middle and Secondary Education » Organizational Leadership and Learning* » Sports Administration*
» Computer Information Systems
Kent School of Social Work
» Social Work*
» Music Therapy
J.B. Speed School of Engineering » Bioengineering
Pre - Professional Programs
School of Nursing
» Pre - Dentistry
» Pre - Law » Pre - Medicine
School of Public Health and Information Sciences
» Pre - Optometry
» Public Health
» Pre - Physical Therapy
» Pre - Pharmacy
• The Liberal Studies program enables you to design an individual, interdisciplinary major that fts your interests and career goals. It ’s college, choose -your-own-adventure style. • Our Exploratory and Transition Advising team are here to guide you on the track to selecting your major. Our advisors help you select coursework, take advantage of academic support services, and, when ready, transition to your program of choice.
JUMP START YOUR CAREER
professional degree. Our School of Dentistry ofers guaranteed entrance to dental school through the ULEAD program. The Brandeis School of Law ofers the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program, which allows eligible undergraduates to apply to the law school during their junior year. The School of Nursing and the Dental Hygiene Program also have guaranteed spots in their upper divisions for incoming freshmen.
LOOKING FOR AN ONLINE PROGRAM? You can be a Cardinal from wherever you are with our 100% fully online degree programs. Learn more at louisville.edu/online.
UofL ofers special programs for qualifed incoming undergraduate students who plan to pursue a
» Pre -Veterinary Medicine
*Also available as an online program
Learning your way What makes Cardinals special is how diferent we all are. We have world-class faculty ready to inspire you in every classroom, but every classroom isn’t the same. We provide diferent types of learning for wherever you are on your academic journey.
CLASS STYLE Most of our class sizes are small, meaning you’ll get plenty of face-toface time with your professors. But we also like variety. Students can experience interactive, discussionbased activities in intimate classroom settings, or the positive challenges of large, lecture-style classes. Feel more comfortable learning at home? We have a variety of online courses and degree programs available to complement our on-campus oferings.
STUDY ABROAD We love Louisville, but we also want our students to see the world. Through our International Service Learning Program, students have broadened
their worldview and made a global impact with trips to countries like Croatia, Philippines, Ghana and more.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES We’re one of the fastest-growing research universities in the nation, and your innovation can begin as soon as you set foot on campus. Undergraduate students get to work side by side with some of the best researchers in the country to tackle our world’s grand challenges. UofL is designated a “Research 1” doctoral university by the Carnegie Classifcation of Institutions of Higher Education.
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Looking to challenge yourself? Each year, about 500 freshmen join UofL’s Honors Program. With smaller class sizes, international travel, dedicated advisors, professional mentors, an exclusive living-learning community in a suite-style residence hall and early registration, the Honors Program gives students the intimacy of a small college combined with the vast resources of a national research institution. Honors course topics in past years have ranged from global issues like climate change or activism and advocacy, to a deep dive into the Ohio River or Sherlock Holmes. Our Honors students also like to give back. Each year, the Honors Student Council hosts a Book and Media Sale with proceeds going to local non-proft organizations. Over the past seven years, the council has raised more than $80,000 for charity. Find out more at louisville.edu/honors.
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Service with a purpose At UofL, serving our community isn’t just an activity – it’s one of our Cardinal Principles. Our university is a Community of Care, and we dedicate ourselves to making a diference. We do it through building Habitat for Humanity houses or developing programs to increase teacher diversity in local schools. We do it through providing health care to low-income Kentuckians and through striving for social change. We do it through dance marathons and green initiatives. Our work hasn’t gone unnoticed. The University of Louisville has earned recognition as a “Research 1” university and a “Community Engaged” university by the Carnegie Foundation. Of more than 4,000 universities in the country, UofL is one of only 69 that can claim both distinctions.
Changing lives together Cardinals are world-changers, tackling challenges from global health to social justice. Throughout the COVID -19 pandemic, Cardinals stepped up to serve – in hospitals working with patients, in research labs studying the virus and at home making masks and delivering food to those in need. At UofL, diversity and inclusion are not just words, they are at the core of our being. We believe every person has the right to excel and we do not shy from fghting for social justice. UofL has pledged to be a premier antiracist metropolitan university and is dedicated to ensuring everyone has the ability to earn a college degree and feels respected and valued on campus.
Life as a Cardinal Whatever you’re into, chances are UofL has a group for it. We ofer close to 450 registered student organizations including Greek Life, academic groups, faithbased organizations, social clubs and cultural organizations. Our Big Three – The Student Government Association, Student Activities Board and Engage, Lead Serve Board – are charged with cultivating the campus experience for students through events ranging from cookouts to concerts. If there’s not an organization that fts you, start one! We support your initiative.
ATHLETICS C-A- R-D -S CARDS! That ’s our cheer, so get ready to hear a lot of it – we have 23 men’s and women’s athletic teams to support, and countless conference and national championships under our belt. We get to experience fandom on the big stage as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and students can attend most home games for free with your student ID. Football and men’s basketball student tickets are available for only $10 per month thanks to the “ Flight 23” student ticket membership program.
» Track & Field
» Basketball » Cross Country » Diving » Football » Golf » Soccer » Swimming
» Soccer WOMEN'S SPORTS
» Cross Country
» Track & Field
» Field Hockey
raiseRED is our annual dance marathon to support pediatric cancer research. In 2020, we raised more than $690,000.
For nearly two decades, UofL students have gathered each year to show of fashion and talents from cultures around the world at the International Fashion Show.
SOME THINGS YOU ONLY FIND AT UOFL
STUDENT RECREATION CENTER Do you work out? UofL is home to a 128,000 -square -foot Student Recreation Center, recognized as one of the best in the country. We also ofer clubs, informal recreation, and intramural structured leagues and tournaments with more than 50 activities. These include anything from ice hockey to rugby and ofer competitive play and travel.
Check out some of our signature events.
u Since 1937, the Fryberger Greek Sing competition has brought together members of UofL’s fraternities and sororities for elaborate musical productions, complete with costumes and choreography.
Learn by doing We want every single student on our campus to experience an education beyond books. If you’re an entrepreneur, we’ll hook you up with a start-up. If you’re a performer, we’ll help you fnd a stage. Our students compete for – and land – internships at some of the region’s biggest players.
THE BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT At UofL, we’ve doubled down on career development and placement to make sure that every grad is ready for a postUofL world. We have four career centers on campus to help students fnd success. You will be encouraged and supported to expand your major and career options by exploring jobs, internships and other resume -building experiences. Our staf serve students and alumni by hosting major and career coaching, workshops, resume and cover letter editing, practice interviews, career assessments and more. Plus, being in Louisville gives us access to Fortune 500 companies right in our own backyard. And trust us, they ’re Cardinal fans. Learn more at louisville.edu/career.
A UofL degree takes you far. Listen to what our graduates have to say.
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Adidas Baptist Health Brown- Forman Ernst & Young General Electric
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Hilliard Lyons Humana LG&E Louisville Metro Government NASA Norton Healthcare PricewaterhouseCoopers Procter & Gamble UPS Yum! Brands
DOUBLE MAJOR IN MUSIC THEORY AND SPANISH FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, THE CYCLING MUSIC TEACHERS LONDON, U.K.
“ Take advantage of the study abroad ofce and the opportunities they have to ofer. Living outside the U.S. during my studies changed my global perspective and infuenced my decision to live abroad now. There are a plethora of grants and scholarships you can apply for to fund your studies.”
AMANDA ALLEN ’16 Check out where our grads are employed:
TALIA GIRTON ’14
DOUBLE MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION AND POLITICAL SCIENCE LAW CLERK, U.S. DISTRICT COURT OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY
“ My UofL education means I was able to become the frst in my family to graduate from college. It provided me with opportunities outside the classroom to intern for a U.S. Congressman and for the Department of Education. No matter which direction you take your education, UofL has the resources to support you in getting there.”
BRANDON MCREYNOLDS ’12, ’14 BS POLITICAL SCIENCE, MA SOCIOLOGY DIRECTOR OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION DENVER, COLORADO
“ UofL is a place where you can receive a world class education while also having access to numerous leadership and social activities. Everything I did inside and outside of the classroom at UofL has helped me to be where I am today.”
AHMED AWADALLAH ’11, ’12 BBE BIOENGINEERING, MEN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT PIZZA HUT OPERATIONS LEADER, YUM! BRANDS LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
“ UofL helped ground me by providing an inclusive culture of amazing leaders that challenged me to grow and be better inside and outside of the classroom. My UofL education prepared me to excel in a global career and stand out in the corporate world as someone who leads with heart, smarts and courage.”
Louisville love We agree that location matters, especially when it comes to our city. Not only do we think Louisville is one of America’s best-kept secrets, we know that living here benefts our students in infnite ways from jobs and internships to a thriving culture.
You can debate on how you say its name (it ’s Loo-a-vull), or you can follow Travel & Leisure, SmartAsset, CNBC and Livability and call it one of these: » America’s Friendliest Cities*
» Top Cities with Happiest Workers^
» America’s Most Underrated Cities*
» Top 10 Places for New Business**
» America’s Favorite Cities for Food*
» Top 100 Best Places to Live^^
» America’s Favorite Cities Overall*
» Top City for New College Grads**
Louisville is the perfect combination of Midwest family values and Southern charm, dashed with a little bit of big city culture. It ’s quirky, friendly, compassionate and authentic. It ’s the home of the Kentucky Derby, Muhammad Ali and Louisville Slugger. It ’s home to foodies, arts fans and outdoor enthusiasts. It ’s our home. We love it, and we think you will to.
Need more proof of how great our city is? Visit gotolouisville.com. *Travel & Leisure Magazine **SmartAsset.com ^CNBC ^^Livability.com
STUDENTS LIVE ON CAMPUS AND IN AFFILIATE HOUSING
CAMPUS HOUSING UofL’s residence halls and afliated housing options are home to more than 5,000 students from across the globe. UofL guarantees housing for freshman and sophomores, who get the chance to live at the epicenter of a vibrant student experience.
We know what you’re thinking - what is an LLC and why do I want to live there? Living-learning communities (LLC) are residential programs designed for you to fnd your people. Groups of students sharing common academic goals are housed together for an extra sense of connection. We also have themed communities (TC) for non-academic interests.
Between traditional halls, suites and apartments – all with modern amenities – there are plenty of places to lay your head down after a long day of classes and activities. Plus, each hall ofers student programs and events aimed to keep you involved, informed and engaged. In fall 2021, we opened Belknap Residence Hall. Located next to the Red Barn in the center of all the activity, the new hall features traditional-style rooms, laundry, private study rooms, social areas, a game room and more. And because our SGA and Residence Hall Association were highly involved in the planning process, the new hall was largely designed by students for students. As an extra bonus, we’re adding a second brand-new residence hall with similar features right next door in fall 2022.
UofL has 19 LLC or TC options to enhance your educational experience, including Global Village, Ethics and First- Generation Cardinals. Students who live in these communities take classes with their LLC/TC peers and get access to academic and staf support, leadership opportunities and other resources tailor-made to their interests.
Settle in at louisville.edu/housing.
DINING We also have more than 20 on-campus dining options so you won’t go hungry. Get your cafeine fx at Starbucks, grab some Panda Express or go for all-you-care-to-eat at the Ville Grille. Our dining establishments ofer plenty of healthy options and will work with you on special dietary needs. All students living on campus are assigned a meal plan that you’re welcome to upgrade at anytime.
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See for yourself They say when you know, you know. You can’t really know UofL until you see UofL.
EXPLORE CAMPUS Our campus visit program ofers a variety of on- campus visits and virtual experiences. Schedule your experience at louisville.edu/visit. Visit us at uof.me/virtual-tour to explore campus anytime from anywhere.
GETTING AROUND Freshmen can defnitely bring their car to campus. You can buy a parking pass giving you access to resident- only parking spots. No car? No problem. Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is the public transportation system serving the greater Louisville area, and UofL students can ride TARC buses for free with their Cardinal ID. There are bike/scooter rentals and bike racks across campus, making it easy and fun to get to class.
Are you ready? We are.
SUBMIT » Online application » High school transcript(s) » $25 non-refundable fee
We ofer the complete package at UofL — one that allows you to dive right into your major or explore your options until you fnd it. So, what ’s next?
You can apply with or without ACT/SAT scores. Learn more at uof.me/test-optional.
Students on free/reduced lunch are eligible for an application fee waiver.
When you decide to take the next step, apply at: louisville.edu/apply » Priority Deadline: February 15 » No letters of recommendation or essays required » Students are notifed of their acceptance on a rolling basis » Apply with the Take Flight App or the Common App
Louisville ofers a wide range of lodging options close to campus, and many ofer discounted rates to UofL visitors. uof.me/lodging.
TAKE FLIGHT Located just minutes from campus, Louisville
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Paying for College
UofL’s student loan debt is below the national average, and our students graduate with the lowest average debt among four-year Kentucky public colleges and universities.
If you wish to apply for federal and state aid you must complete the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov using the 2020 tax information as soon as possible beginning Oct. 1. UofL’s school code is 001999. Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the FAFSA to complete the tax information is the fastest way to apply; please visit fafsa.gov for details.
ON-CAMPUS, OUT-OF-STATE 2020/2021 Tuition ....................................................................................................................................$28,520 Room Rates1 ......................................................................................................................... $5,380 Meal Plan 2 ............................................................................................................................... $4,184 Student Recreation Fee........................................................................................................ $196 Total annual cost ............................................................................................................. $38,280 +Books (Average cost)...................................................................................................... $1,200
Rates for 100% Online Degree Programs can be found at louisville.edu/online/tuition. The hourly rate for non-residents is $1,189.
UPS employment program UPS ofers two tuition-assistance programs to part-time employees. The Metropolitan College program pays 100% tuition to UofL or JCTC. Entering UofL students must also meet specifc academic requirements. The Earn & Learn program pays up to $5,250 annually. Participants can work at UPS in the next-day air operation and receive wages with benefts. metro-college.com
Once the Student Financial Aid Ofce receives your FAFSA results, UofL will put together a fnancial aid ofer sheet and those will begin to be sent in November. Please check your UofL e-mail and log in to ULink at ulink.louisville.edu to review important messages and check your fnancial aid to-do lists. Financial aid will not be disbursed to your account until all required documents are submitted.
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Cost for double room in traditional, community-style halls
Meal plan costs vary depending on kitchen facilities available in residence halls
QUESTIONS? Looking for information about paying bills or payment plans? louisville.edu/bursar firstname.lastname@example.org 502.852.6503 The University of Louisville ofers manageable monthly and semester payment plans. Parents may receive electronic notifcation and payment access to their student’s account.
Federal fnancial aid programs including Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study are available based on need. Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students are also available. NAME
Federal Pell Grant
$672 - $6,495
Potential awards are based on family income
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
$200 - $400
Priority given to Pell Grant-eligible students
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
Applicants must mark “interested in FWS” on the FAFSA, be Pell Grant eligible, and fle FAFSA starting Oct. 1
Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
$5,500 maximum frst year
Subsidized: Interest charged after graduation. Unsubsidized: Immediate interest charged
Parent PLUS Loan
Can borrow up to cost of attendance less other aid awarded
*Need-based aid is money that does not have to be repaid. Loans require repayment. University fees are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees and the Council on Postsecondary Education and may be changed without prior notice.
Learn the fnancial aid process and fnd more information at louisville.edu/fnancialaid.
Scholarships Admission-based scholarships
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Out-of-state students who meet minimum criteria will automatically receive awards following admission to UofL. No scholarship applications required. Eligible students can also apply for mentored scholarships (see next page). Awards cannot be stacked but award amounts can increase based on test scores submitted until May 1. UofL reserves the right to stop awarding after May 1 based on available funding.
REGIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM*
NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
California, DC Metro, Illinois, Indiana, Metro NY/NJ/PA, Nashville, Southern New England
All other out-of-state students
All students accepted without test scores and a 3.25 weighted GPA will be considered for additional funds above the automatic $10,000 awarded upon admission. These additional funds will be based on a comprehensive review of the high school transcript including grades and curriculum, particularly college preparatory courses.
REGIONAL SCHOLARS AWARD
All students accepted without test scores and a 3.0 weighted GPA will be considered for scholarships ranging from $5,000-$10,000. Awards will be based on a comprehensive review of the high school transcript including grades and curriculum, particularly college preparatory courses. Students receiving scholarships without test scores will be eligible to compete for enhancements to their initial award.
NATIONAL SCHOLARS AWARD
Automatic upon admission
Automatic upon admission
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25-26 ACT /12001250 SAT
27-28 ACT/1260-1320 SAT
29 ACT/1330 SAT
29 ACT/1330 SAT
*Regional awards are based on home or school county.
National Merit Semifnalist
DEADLINE: Dec. 15
In addition to monetary awards, these scholarships have signifcant programming components which can include travel, leadership, service, research and more. Students must submit a scholarship application, letters of recommendation, essays, and a student involvement resume by December 15 to be considered for these programs.
ACT / SAT
Brown Fellows Scholarship
Full tuition, educational allowance; 10 awarded
26 ACT / 1230 SAT
$28,000; 10 awarded
For more information visit uof.me/oos-scholarships.
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The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, disability, color, sexual orientation, national origin or veteran status. This publication was prepared by the University of Louisville and printed with state funds KRS 57.375. The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). For more information – louisville.edu/accreditation