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University of Louisville


  • On April 3, 1798, eight men declared their intention to establish the Jefferson Seminary in Louisville and called upon their fellow citizens to join them in pledging funds for land, buildings, and teachers. 
  • Near the end of the eighteenth century these early Louisvillians took the first steps on a journey that would link them with succeeding generations to the modern University of Louisville.


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • School of Dentistry
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • Graduate School
  • Kent School of Social Work
  • Brandeis School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health and Information Sciences
  • Speed School of Engineering


  • AMIST: Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science & Technology
  • BCC: Brown Cancer Center 
  • CHHP: Center for Health Hazards Preparedness 
  • CIEHS: Center for Integrated Environmental Health Sciences 
  • CII: Cardiovascular Innovation Institute 
  • CIK: Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky Conn: Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research 
  • CPM: Center for Predictive Medicine for Bio-Defense and Emerging Infectious Diseases 
  • CREAM: Center for Regulatory and Environmental Analytical Metabolomics 
  • CTSI-CTSA: Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute 
  • Envirome: Envirome Institute ERINC: Electro-Optics Research Institute and Nanotechnology Center 
  • ICT: Institute for Cellular Therapeutics 
  • IMC: Institute for Molecular Cardiology


  • The University Career Center educates students through the exploration of career interests, values, and skills. Dedicated and collaborative coaching, programming, and events allow students to enter the working-world prepared to thrive in an ever-changing, diverse and global community.
  • The University Career Center serves 9 of the 12 colleges/schools, representing almost 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in over 50 academic units.  

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
801 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
643 -66
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

  • The Student Government Association (SGA) is the student governing body of the University of Louisville. SGA works to be a voice for fellow students on campus.
  • SGA Mission: To provide students with representation within the university structure.

Housing services

  • Traditionals - Miller, Unitas Tower
  • Suites - Community Park, Kurz, Louisville, Billy Minardi
  • Apartments - Cardinal Towne, Bettie Johnson, University Pointe, University Tower Apartments, Medical-Dental Apartments
  • Affiliates - The Clubhouse, The Nine, The Province, The Quad

Library services

  • Archives & Special Collections
  • Art Library
  • Ekstrom Library
  • Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
  • Law Library
  • Music Library
  • University of Louisville Hospital

Medical services

  • Routine office visits
  • Routine gynecological exams (pap test sent to reference labs and not included in fee)
  • TB skin testing
  • Laboratory services
  • Allergy shots
  • Immunizations
  • Travel medicine services
  • Minor suturing
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Sexually transmitted infection prevention and testing
  • Care for blood-borne pathogen exposures
  • Workers compensation

Campus life

The University has three campuses. 

  • The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses eight of the university's 12 colleges and schools. 
  • The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville's medical complex and houses the university's health-related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. 
  • The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County.

Sports facilities

Elliptical trainers, treadmills, stationary bikes, recumbent bikes and stair climbers comprise the complete line of  cardiovascular equipment at the Health Science Center (HSC)  Fitness Center. The center also features a complete line of weight stack and free weight equipment. Group fitness classes are held in the group fitness studio most days at noon and early evening. Locker Rooms with lockers and individual showers are also available. The gym is located at 416 East Chestnut Street,on the first floor of the UofL Parking Garage.

Student clubs

  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Phi Sigma Rho*
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Pi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Triangle

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees (D.M.D., J.D., M.D.).

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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