WORLD-Class University 

The University of Louisville is shifting existing paradigms both on-campus and around the world. We're blazing trails in education, art, medicine, technology, business and other fields.


The University of Louisville is a Carnegie R1 research school, the highest ranking for research activity for doctoral institutions. We have invested more than $1.3 billion into campus and state-of-the-art research facilities since 2001. This includes a 10,000-square-foot cleanroom in our Micro-Nano Technology Center, where we develop smart sensors and other cutting-edge technologies.

We also recruit top-notch talent, increasing our endowed faculty from 25 to 133 through the pioneering statewide "Bucks for Brains" program. This innovation ecosystem has helped generate nearly 80 new companies that are commercializing technologies based on university research. In 2015, the University of Louisville was ranked as one of the top 100 for awarded U.S. patents in the world.


More than 20,000 undergraduate, master's and doctoral students call our Louisville, Kentucky, campus home. They study everything from physics to philosophy through our 12 schools, including the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, School of Medicine, College of Business and Brandeis School of Law. 

Just like our researchers, our students are top-notch. Since 2003, they've won 102 Fulbright awards — more than all other Kentucky public universities combined. We've ranked among the top 20 public universities in the nation for Fulbright winners, which puts us on par with Ivy League schools.

Seven of our colleges and schools are based on our 287-acre Belknap Campus. Our health-related programs are at the Health Sciences Center, located in the beating heart of Louisville medical district. Our 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County, and offers many professional development programs. 


By the numbers 

  • More than 20,000 students enrolled
  • $1.3 billion invested in campus and research facilities since 2001
  • Endowed faculty grown from 25 to 133
  • 102 Fulbright winners since 2003