University of Louisville


University of Louisville

The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. 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.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Sustainability
  • Social Justice
  • Equine
  • Social Work
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Public Health
  • Natural Sciences

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Distance/online learning
  • Living-Learning Communities
  • Diversity and Equity
  • First-Generation Support

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Ready to join the Cardinal Family? The application process has several advantages: no letters of recommendation, no essays, optional ACT/SAT score submission, automatic scholarship consideration and a quick admission decision. The University of Louisville seeks to admit students who are college-ready. Students who don't meet automatic admission standards will be considered on a one-on-one basis. Our goal is to evaluate all factors, and accept students who will be successful at UofL.

Students who choose to apply without ACT/SAT scores may be prompted to submit additional materials, depending upon their chosen major. Learn more about our admission standards and ACT/SAT-optional requirements here. Please submit a high school transcript and $25 fee. Students on free or reduced lunch do not pay the fee.

We look forward to reviewing your application. We will work hard to help make your dream of attending UofL a reality. If you have any questions about the application process or next steps, please contact your personal admissions counselor.


The University of Louisville is not accepting transfer applications through Common App. You can learn more about transferring to UofL and complete your application here.

Additional Information

You can rely on us to assist you in understanding your financial responsibilities and accessing the greatest amount of financial aid you deserve to make tuition affordable. The University of Louisville offers numerous scholarship programs, including automatic and competitive scholarships, mentored scholarship programs, need-based scholarships, and out-of-state scholarships. 

Visit us

We are offering more ways than ever to experience UofL, including virtual and on-campus experiences. Take this time to explore our campus and take a virtual tour, attend a campus visit, learn about our 200+ academic programs, and connect one-on-one with your personal admissions counselor. Learn more about how you can visit UofL.

UofL is a great place to learn, work and invest. The university is uniquely positioned to provide our current and prospective students the experiences they need to fulfill their full academic and personal goals.

Neeli Bendapudi, President, University of Louisville/2020
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2211 S Brook St, Suite 150
Louisville, KY 40208, United States of America

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