About the University of Louisville

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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 seven 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.

Mission Statement

The University of Louisville pursues excellence and inclusiveness in its work to educate and serve its community through:

  1. teaching diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in order to develop engaged citizens, leaders, and scholars,
  2. practicing and applying research, scholarship and creative activity, and
  3. providing engaged service and outreach that improve the quality of life for local and global communities.

The University is committed to achieving preeminence as a nationally recognized metropolitan research university.