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 consistently below the national average. In 2016, utilities were 11% less, healthcare 10% less and housing 25% less than average
  • Within a day's drive of 50% of the US population
  • 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
  • Insider Louisville: Lauding Louisville: Our fair city landed on 27 national best-of lists in 2017

  • CNBC: Reported that Louisville is one of the top 15 cities in the country attracting the most millennials in 2018