About the University of Louisville
The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. Founded in 1798, It was the first city-owned public University in the United States. UofL is a “Research 1” doctoral university and one of the nation’s top producers of student Fulbright awards. In 2019 UofL received Gold Rating and has been ranked in the top 100 most sustainable schools on the planet by STARS
The University of Louisville pursues excellence and inclusiveness in its work to educate and serve its community through:
- teaching diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in order to develop engaged citizens, leaders, and scholars,
- practicing and applying research, scholarship and creative activity, and
- providing engaged service and outreach that improve the quality of life for local and global communities.
The University is committed to achieving preeminence as a nationally recognized metropolitan research university.
Institutional and Professional Accreditation
The University of Louisville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees (D.M.D., J.D., M.D.). Individuals who wish to contact the Commission on Colleges regarding the accreditation status of the university may write the Commission at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500.