"Best class ever"

The incoming freshman class of 2019 could already be defined as UofL's "best class ever," and classes have yet to begin. This may not be the biggest freshman class (record held by last year's freshman class), but of the 2,825 incoming students who have enrolled thus far, 149 are already sophomores and another 22 are up to junior status - a new record for UofL.

From Mark Hebert in UofL Today:

“For the past few years, more than half of our incoming students have college credit before they get here,” said Jenny Sawyer, executive director of admissions at UofL. “It’s a national trend and due, in part, to the success of high schools and universities working together to boost college readiness.”

Sawyer said 30 credit hours is a general guideline for sophomore status and the university’s early college programs and partnerships with schools in Bullitt, Oldham and Jefferson counties are having a positive impact. University officials also reported that incoming students had an average ACT score of 25.5, the highest in the institution’s history and well above the national average of 21.

Incoming class of 2019:

  • 55 percent have some college credit
  • 149 will enter as sophomores
  • 22 will enter as juniors
  • 82 percent are Kentucky residents
  • 37 percent are from Jefferson County
  • 23 percent are students of color (includes international students)
  • 37 U.S. states and territories, other than Kentucky, are represented

Students begin to move in today, August 19, and classes begin Monday, August 24. We are looking forward to another great school year with an talented freshman class - There is No Better Time To Be A Louisville Cardinal!