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University of Louisville Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,477 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 47 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big East Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $889,272)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $169,679)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 60 103 - Yes
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 15 16 - Yes
Field Hockey - 25 - Yes
Football 134 - - -
Golf 9 10 - Yes
Lacrosse - 30 Yes -
Rowing - 58 - -
Soccer 31 28 - Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 35 33 - Yes
Tennis 15 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 11.8%
Hispanic 2.2%
Non-resident alien 3.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 77.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 11
Liquor Law Violation 26
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 24
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Samuel from Lexington, KY
  • 5
  • the dorms offer anything from a small cramped typical college experience to decked out sweets. the money you put in to your dorm expense is what you can expect to…

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  • Corey from Louisville, KY
  • 3
  • From my friends that live on dorms, they like it. However, aside from the original freshman orientation and a handful of other times, I haven't spent much time in…

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  • Ashlyn from Louisville, KY
  • 5
  • The dorms are pretty neat. Threlkheld (Honors dorm) is probably the worst and oldest dorm on campus. The next worst are Miller, Unitas and Center although they are really cheap.…

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  • Alyssa from Cleveland, OH
  • 5
  • My dorm is the best place to live, with a private bedroom, kitchen, sitting room and semi-private bathroom that I share with my one roommate. It has a workout room,…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • Aspen
  • I am a current student here

    I personally have a lot of food allergies, which makes it difficult for me to eat on campus. There's a ton of fast food options that I can't eat at, and also it seems difficult to really eat healthy on the meal plans.

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  • 4
  • Maggie from Shepherdsville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Louisville offers two types of dinning plans: flex points and swipes. While its kind of a bummer that as a commuter I still HAVE to buy a meal plan, it comes in handy in a pinch. There is a lot of good food and coffee on campus. I can say I've spent too much money on bagels and coffee in the mornings.

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  • 3
  • Taylor from Louisville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    The meal plan comes in two types -- meal swipes and flex dollars. Meal swipes give you what is defined as a full meal by the place. At the Ville Grill, this is an all-you-can-eat buffet. At fast food places, it's normally an entr�©e, a side, a drink, and possibly a dessert. Flex dollars work just like regular money, but can only be used for campus dining. Dorms give you both meal types while apartments usually give just flex. The meal plans can be fairly large. Personally, I share my meal plan with my family and I still struggle to use it all. However, if you eat all three meals on campus every single day, you may run out before the semester is over. Although dining areas don't provide a ton of variety, close early, and most are closed all weekend, this is actively trying to be fixed.

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  • 4
  • Cierra
  • I am a current student here

    There are plenty of places to eat on campus. Where you live may make some of these locations more practical to frequent, overall the options aren't too bad. My meal plan supplies me with unlimited swipes at the Ville Grille, so I eat there often. It's buffet style and close to my dorm, so it makes the most sense for me. For those who live more on campus, the SAC provides plenty of options ranging from Subway to Papa John's. All of these places, including the mini grocery store "The POD" allow students to use meal swipes and/or flex points, which makes it pretty easy to eat on campus.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    with your meal plan, you do have some options, but they do get old. i had the traditional meal plan and i never used all of the swipes or flex-points. the main dining hall, the ville grill, is alright. some people really love it, but i mainly liked their desserts. but there are other places on campus and with the new renovations, we are getting a panda express and a starbucks, so be excited!

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  • 3
  • codi from louisville, ky
  • I am a current student here

    lots of options on campus both with smaller restaurants, coffee shops, and the ville grille. i frequent the coffee shops and enjoy the tulip tree cafe in the library with their patio out back for studying. they also have several restaurants just right off campus and they did set up a plan where your meal plan points can be used at the local gas station for fuel or at denny's.

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  • 3
  • Julia from Shepherdsville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Subway, Chic-Fil-A, Papa John's, Wendy's, McAlister's and other locations on campus take Cardinal Cards. Residents can use swipes at restaurants such as the Ville Grille. Other places close to campus include Qdoba, Quills, Comfy Cow and HomeRun Burger (which do not take Cardinal Cards).

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  • 4
  • Chancellor, From Louisville
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are various chooses every day at the dining halls or the Ville Grill, but there are also many fast food places as well as small mini marts to get food at.

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  • 1
  • Sara
  • I am a current student here

    Campus food is ok, but thankfully there is many choices nearby.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Julia from Shepherdsville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Many Fraternities and Sororities available. A large population of students on campus are involved. Careful, though, do not fall into the party trap--you will regret it.

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  • 0
  • Nicholas from Covington, KY
  • I am a current student here

    I am not currently a part of Greek, but am hoping to join this semester. I know many people in it who absolutely love the experience.

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  • 0
  • KS
  • I am a current student here

    If Greek Life is something you're interested in, then go for it. All the fraternities and sororities have either a house on Greek Row or a suite on the first floor of Community Park.

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  • 0
  • Elizabethtown, KY
  • I am a current student here

    I LOVE U OF L'S GREEK LIFE! As different as all of the fraternities and sororities are, we have become close and supportive of one another. It is nothing like what is depicted in movies and TV shows. We are active on campus, we support various philanthropies and strive to have the highest GPA's on campus. It's not all about partying as many people believe.

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  • 0
  • Lexington, KY
  • I am a current student here

    These people are some of the individuals that really represent the university.

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  • 0
  • Kari from Louisville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    I am a member of The University of Louisville's greek life and I love it. It is not your stereotypical Greek row where students are getting in trouble every single weekend for housing raging parties on campus. All of the Greeks on campus are friendly to one another, and love some friendly competition when it comes to the annual Fryberger Greek-Sing and intramural sports. My sorority is where I have found some of my best friends and people who will support me throughout my college years.

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  • 0
  • Joel from Louisville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    It is estimated that approximately half of the student body at the University of Louisville is involved in Greek Life, so some might say its a big deal but it really doesn't matter if you're in a frat/sorority or not. Everyone is just laid back and aren't very confrontational.

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  • 0
  • Angela from New Albany, IN
  • I am a current student here

    I am not a member of sorority or fraternity. I have friends who are and they love them. I am a nontraditional student so I have no rating for this section.

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