Why UofL?

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is located in the heart of a downtown medical center. Find out more about what's happening on our Health Sciences Campus. Also, discover what makes the City of Louisville a great place to live and learn.


City of Louisville, Kentucky

  • Kentucky's largest metro area with a population of 1 million+ located on the Ohio River
  • Home of the Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Derby Festival, one of the country's most extensive park systems and a world-renowned arts scene
  • Climate - mild four-season climate with average temperatures of 79 in July and 35 in January
  • Cost of living is consistently below the national average, with housing costs 76% of national averages. The city is also a top choice for solo renters as reported in a recent study by SmartAsset.
  • Louisville, KY is within a day's drive of more than 50% of the U.S. population.
  • Check out even more reasons to Live in Lou!
Press Snapshot
  • The city landed on over 35 "Best Of" lists in the year 2021 as reported by the Courier Journal
  • Ranked #5 on the Top 10 New Brainpower Cities in America by Newgeography.com
  • National Geographic listed Louisville in the Top 10 Food Cities; Zagat called it one of America's Next Hot Food Cities
  • CNBC: Reported that Louisville is one of the top 15 cities in the country attracting the most millennials in 2018