University of Louisville

The University of Louisville is intent on becoming a premier metropolitan research university, known for academic excellence and improving the lives of the citizens of Louisville and Kentucky. UofL students are excelling in and out of the classroom, earning national and international academic acclaim while helping address pressing social, economic and educational issues in the community. Supported by an office created specifically to help them apply for and earn national and international teaching and research scholarships, University of Louisville students received 103 Fulbright scholarships between 2003 and 2016, ranking UofL among the top-producing universities in the nation. Since 2009, UofL students also have captured many other prestigious scholarships, including Rhodes, Truman and Goldwater awards. Among other efforts to help students succeed, UofL launched the Cardinal Covenant program - the first program of its kind in Kentucky - to help low-income families fund a college education. Students leave the program debt free and with a college education - ready to enter Kentucky's workforce. More than 300 students are currently in the program, and more than a third of those have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Ranked among Americas top 12 "good neighbors" in a survey by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, UofL emphasizes its Signature Partnership initiative, a program designed to enhance the quality of life and economic opportunity for individuals and families who live in Louisville's urban core. The goal is to work with various community partners to improve their educational, health, economic and social status. Working closely with community residents, the Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville Metro Government, Metro United Way, the Urban League, faith-based organizations and many others, the university has coordinated and enhanced existing programs and launched new efforts designed to eliminate or reduce disparities in that area. UofL is drawing upon the expertise and energy of every school and college to deal with the quality of life issues affecting the community. UofL also serves as an economic engine for Louisville. An independent study showed that between 2003 and 2009 UofL-related investments resulted in the creation of 9,764 jobs - or about 40 percent of the new net jobs created in Kentucky during that time. UofL activities also added $1.7 billion to the commonwealths economic output. The university's strategy includes taking underperforming assets and finding ways to help them reach their economic potential. This tactic is important for the university's economic well-being in a period when Kentucky has cut funding to state universities 14 times in 14 years. A significant portion of UofL's Shelby Campus is being developed into the Shelbyhurst Office and Research Park. Two buildings are completed and occupied; a third is under construction. Revenue generated from ShelbyHurst will support UofL's academic and research missions. UofL also is developing property in downtown Louisville at its Health Sciences campus and has acquired property adjacent to its Belknap Campus. That property will be home to the Belknap Engineering and Applied Science Research Park. The park will include the Institute for Product Realization and Innovation, a collaboration between industry and UofL to quickly create innovative products and test them in the marketplace. While that development is in the planning stages, a development in downtown Louisville is under way. NUCLEUS, Kentucky's Life Science and Innovation Center, provides business management and consulting services to support entrepreneurs engaged in life sciences. When it is completed, the research complex will house multiple facilities in close proximity to expedite collaboration and shared expertise among researchers and companies.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1798 N/A Semester $739.0 million 2301 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40292 (502) 852-5555
overall score total score state city online paying global
37 100.0 Kentucky Louisville 1229 933 98