University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
The University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky is a public institution founded in 1798. It is the first public university owned by a city in the US and one of the first west of the Allegheny Mountains. The university is heavily invested in medical research, becoming the first to successfully complete a self-contained artificial heart transplant surgery and a successful hand transplantation. U of L also manages a university hospital. The university is also known for its athletics programs. The university’s men’s basketball team has appeared in the Final Four of the NCAA Division I Championship three times since 2005.
The University of Louisville School of Nursing provides several different nursing programs, including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, BSN to PhD, and PhD programs. All programs are currently accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN is a four-year program for incoming freshmen. Students practice their nursing skills at the Patient Simulation and Standardized Patient Centers. Clinical experience is offered through the university’s hospital and local facilities. The RN to BSN program is offered entirely online, giving registered nurses with an associate degree a convenient way to earn their BSN. It is a flexible 8-week course with no campus visits required.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/29/2001 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1070 to 1290|
|ACT||22 to 28|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$462/credit|
|In State Students||$462/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,088/credit|
|In District Students||$681/credit|
|In State Students||$681/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,417/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of University of Louisville's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||21%||$384|
|State Grant & Scholarships||79%||$2,501|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||61%||$9,243|
|Federal Student Loans||46%||$5,286|
$17,008Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$11,996|
|$30,001 to $48,000$13,545|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,067|
|$75,001 to $110,000$20,476|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.