In recent years, U of L has been recognized in several ways. A Wall Street Journal survey named U of L as one of the top 30 “feeder schools” to the nation’s most elite graduate schools. Consumers Digest named U of L a "Best Buy."
The university’s honors program has grown from 278 students in 1999 to 818 in 2005. In recent years, U of L students have received a record number of prestigious national awards such as the Fulbright, Goldwater and Rotary scholarships.