Spalding University is the choice college for students who want to earn a degree while engaging and serving the community. We’re a small, private university out to change the world, starting in our own backyard. With inspiring majors and minors offered in convenient 6-week blocks, we make it possible for you to earn your degree in a way that’s life-changing, not life-altering. 

Test-optional admissions. Small classes. Supportive faculty. NCAA D-III athletics. Affordable tuition. Close-knit community. These are just a few things that make Spalding unique. 
Walk away with more than just a degree—gain a unique outlook on the world and a network of supporters behind you.

Academic Programs

  • African American Studies; Athletic Training; Biology; Criminal Justice; Interdisciplinary Studies; Natural Science; Psychology; Social Work
  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Education
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Nursing
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Distance/online learning
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Spalding is a place where you can learn, grow and succeed in a supportive campus community.
To be considered for automatic admission to Spalding University, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA or GED of 50 or higher
  • 20 ACT score or 950 on the SAT (combined critical reading and mathematics subscores). ACT/SAT test-optional admission with a 3.00 or higher GPA
Our undergraduate admission committee considers your total student profile. If you do not meet our automatic admission requirements, you may still be eligible for conditional admittance.


It’s not about starting over; it’s about achieving your goals and taking charge of your future. When you transfer to Spalding, you can transfer up to 90 credits with block transfer. We also offer free transcript evaluations so that you know exactly where you stand in terms of earning your bachelor’s degree. We’re invested in your success, starting from the day you apply.

Additional Information

Spalding is among the most affordable private institutions in the state of Kentucky. Each year, we award more than $4 million in scholarships, grants, financial aid. Spalding offers need-based and academic institutional aid and scholarships, federal work-study, and graduate assistantships. Over 90 percent of all Spalding students receive financial support (99 percent for our first-time, full-time students).
Whether or not you plan to take federal aid, it’s important that you apply for aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your student aid report can help us determine if you are eligible for other types of aid.
To file your FAFSA:
1.    Create your FSA ID to e-sign the FAFSA. If you are dependent, as defined by FAFSA, your parent or guardian will need to create a separate FSA ID.
2.    File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Spalding’s school code is 001960.
3.    After your data has been submitted, the U.S. Department of Education will notify Spalding of your application.
4.    You will receive an email from the U.S. Department of Education when your FAFSA has been processed.
5.    If you are a returning student, you will receive an email reminder from the U.S. Department of Education to renew your FAFSA. 

Visit us

Spalding has several options to meet your campus visit needs. 

Individual campus tour
Our campus walking tours will be led by an admissions counselor who will provide details about the admissions process.

On-demand campus tour
Sign up for an on-demand campus tour. We'll send you everything you need to see our campus virtually from the comfort of your home.

Virtual admissions appointment
Register for a one-on-one virtual admissions appointment. You can connect with your admissions counselor, ask questions and learn more about Spalding. 

“It feels so good for someone to remember who you are and to know you by name. With such a small community, you get that 1 on 1 connection. Everyone’s here to help you grow and to support you.”

Andrea Compton, Student, Class of 2019
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901 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40203, United States of America

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