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University of Louisville Undergraduate Catalog
Summer 2010 \u2013 Spring 2011
About the University

The University of Louisville is a
state supported research university
located in the nation\u2019s 16th largest
city. U of L enrolls more than
21,000 students and offers
undergraduate degrees in more
than 70 fields of study, master\u2019s
degrees in approximately 55 areas
and doctoral degrees in more than
20 disciplines. It also grants
professional degrees in medicine,
dentistry, and law. U of L
contributes significantly to the
economic, cultural and intellectual
life of the Louisville community, yet
the magnitude of its achievements
reach beyond Louisville into every
corner of Kentucky and across the
nation. U of L\u2019s 120,000 alumni live
in all Kentucky counties, in every
state and around the world. U of L
has trained about 30 percent of
Kentucky\u2019s physicians, 47 percent
of its dentists and 31 percent of its
attorneys.

At U of L, students learn from
faculty members who are experts
in their subject areas. Nearly 90

percent of the 1,382 full-time
professors hold the highest
degrees in their fields. In addition
to their classroom duties, U of L
faculty are leading research
projects funded at more than $115
million in federal and private
grants.

Those same professors share the
latest knowledge with students in
the classroom. Faculty and student
researchers are aided by leading-
edge computer systems and
laboratories. They may also gather
information from across the ages
and around the world through a
six-branch library system that
offers more than 1.8 million
volumes and nearly 600 computer
workstations with Internet
capability.

A diverse student body enriches
the educational experience at U of
L. Students of color represent 12
percent of enrollment and
international students total nearly
6 percent. Kentucky students
account for 83 percent of the
student population with 55 percent
coming from Jefferson County.
Slightly more than 17 percent of
students are from other states.
More than 150 campus
organizations help students meet
new friends, develop leadership
skills and explore new interests.
The Student Activities Center, the
hub of much of campus life,
includes a bookstore, food court,
restaurant, movie theatre, lounge
and study areas, mini mart, and
recreation and fitness facilities.
Sports fans are also able to enjoy
Division I men and women\u2019s
athletics.

About the University

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