Carnegie Foundation Classification
The University of Louisville is assigned by the Carnegie Foundation a basic classification of: RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity). There are 108 U.S. institutions with this classification (2008-2010 Carnegie Foundation Data).
In 2008, the university was awarded the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. This is an elective classification. The 2008 application for the community engagement designation can be found at louisville.edu/communityengagement/carnegie-community-engagement-process-2008/carnegie.html
More information on the UofL Carnegie Foundation classification can be found at http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/