About the University of Louisville
Located just south of the heart of Kentucky's largest city, UofL's Belknap Campus is home to eight of the university's 12 academic schools and colleges. The Health Sciences Center, located in downtown Louisville's medical complex, is home to four schools and is the headquarters for UofL Health, including UofL Health – UofL Hospital and UofL Health – Jewish Hospital. Shelby Campus, located in eastern Louisville, is home to several university centers, as well as the Shelbyhurst office park for business and technology endeavors.
More about UofL
Founded in 1798 as one of the nation's first city-owned, public universities, the University of Louisville (UofL) is a vital ecosystem that creates thriving futures for students, our community and society.
As one of only 80 universities in the United States to earn recognition by the Carnegie Foundation as both a Research 1 and a Community Engaged university, we are uniquely positioned to impact lives in areas of student success and research and innovation, while our dynamic connection with our local and global communities provides unparalleled opportunities for students and citizens both.
UofL is proud to be recognized among the nation's best institutions for African American, LatinX and LGBT+ students. We have been designated a military friendly school, and are a producer of top scholars, including more Fulbright Scholars since 2003 than all other Kentucky public institutions combined. Committed to ensuring access to higher education for all, including increasing the availability of financial aid for low-income and first-generation college students and providing additional support and resources for underrepresented populations, UofL is home to more than 23,000 students who contribute to a dynamic tapestry of perspectives that helps our Cardinal community fuel positive change.
At UofL, we don't only push for progress among our students. We also harness the power of research and innovation to better our community and beyond. Undergraduates and graduate students work side by side with experts in their fields. The university has centered its research around solving three Grand Challenges of our time, aiming to advance health, empower communities and engineer the future economy through discoveries that will build a better world. In 2022, the university received more than $150 million in total research funding.
With an alumni network more than 160,000 strong, the magnitude of Cardinal achievements is felt across the world. At home, the university is one of Louisville's largest employers and contributes significantly to the cultural and intellectual life of the community. The city serves as a classroom for UofL students, who benefit from internships and partnerships with top employers and a wide range of community service opportunities.
Through the university's approach to education, innovation and connection Cardinals make impacts that make a difference, shaping a better future for all.