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University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

About This Campus

The University of Louisville is the perfect place to experience collegiate life at its best. This thriving urban university is set on a picturesque campus just minutes from downtown Louisville and historic Churchill Downs. The cultural hub of Kentucky, Louisville has a rich ethnic diversity and a vibrant art and music scene. The campus buzzes with school spirit and student activities. With over 400 registered student organizations (RSOs), students find many ways to pursue their interests on campus and in the surrounding community. We are Kentucky’s premier metropolitan research university, and academics play an integral role in a vibrant campus life. In addition to outstanding academic programs, U of L features the Center for Asian Democracy, the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, Book-in-Common, and other initiatives that apply the work of the university to the wider world. You can be part of our proud academic, athletic, and civic traditions at the University of Louisville.

Location Information

Footsteps away from historic Old Louisville, U of L's Belknap Campus is also adjacent to I-65, which allows quick access to downtown, the rest of Metro Louisville, and Southern Indiana. Campus is also an easy bus or bike ride away from the restaurants, coffee shops, and specialty stores of the NuLu district, the Highlands, and Crescent Hill. Louisville is also within manageable driving distance of Cincinnati (90 minutes), Indianapolis (2 hours), Nashville (3 hours), and St. Louis (4 hours).

Helpful Information

Please be advised that course availability in business is likely to be heavily restricted for 2018-19, so please ask your home coordinator to contact us for more information as you consider a placement. For living, on-campus housing is usually not too much of a challenge, and a number of near-off-campus options are available. Overall, U of L is a large urban university that feels smaller than it is. We prize diversity, innovation, and sustainability, and we look forward to welcoming you.

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Louisville
Population | 1,307,647
Enrollment | 22,640
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/20-12/11
Spring | 01/07-04/30

Campus Diversity

White | 74%
Black | 10%
Hispanic/Latino | 4%
Asian | 4%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 4%
Other | 2%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Nursing, Graphic Design

Business requires 2.8 grade point average and review of prerequisites by College of Business. For 2018-19, upper-level business courses outside of economics are not likely to be available. Engineering requires review of prerequisites by Speed School and may require additional approval by Speed admissions, dean, and professors. Music requires 2.75 GPA and may also require audition. Some music courses may also require placement exams. Art courses above 100-level may be available pending submission of portfolio and completion of appropriate foundation courses. Business, engineering, and art availability may be extremely limited-- contact NSE coordinator.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Engineering

Unique Academic Programs

  • Equine Administration

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aerospace Studies

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, Chinese Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber-Fabric, Fine Art, Glass, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Equine Administration, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: American Sign Language, Communication

Criminal Justice: Administration of Justice, Paralegal Studies

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Music, Physical Education, Secondary Education

Engineering: Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese, Classical Languages, French, French as a Foreign Language, German, Italian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Applied Geography, Geography, Regional Analysis/Planning

Health and Safety Sciences: Dental Hygiene, Exercise Science, Public Health

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Services

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Military Sciences

Performing Arts: Acting, Jazz Composition, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music Therapy, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Peace Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Non-Profit Programs Management, Sports Administration

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies



Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.50 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/10/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $175.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
Health Service Fee $150.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $150.00 Year Plan B Optional
Orientation Fee $40.00 Semester Plan B Optional

Important Notes: $150.00 primary health care fee can be waived with proof of insurance. Orientation is optional.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/10/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 27% living on campus
  • Double: $2600.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $700.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Off-campus housing available adjacent to campus and in surrounding neighborhoods. Public buses free with U of L ID card.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1597.00 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
For meal plan tier information, see http://louisville.campusdish.com/Commerce/Catalog/ShopSubCategory.aspx?category=All_Products_9221&lid=9221&root=Meal_Plan. Some sort of meal plan is mandatory for all full-time students (including commuter students).

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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