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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN)
  2. Doctoral degrees (PhD, BSN to PhD)
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN
  5. BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 217
Nursing Administration Master's degree 47
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 5
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 3

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Louisville

Indiana University-Southeast
9.38 miles away
Kentucky State University
49.02 miles away
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Danville Campus
65.52 miles away
University of Kentucky
69.19 miles away
Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley
80.45 miles away
Eastern Kentucky University
85.84 miles away
Northern Kentucky University
89.54 miles away
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
92.16 miles away
Western Kentucky University
93.09 miles away
Vincennes University
100.77 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Writing470 to 590
ACT Composite22 to 29
Admission considerations
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$11,438
30k to 48k$13,084
48k to 75k$16,792
75k to 110k$19,526
Over 110k$19,937
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $462.00 $1,088.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $681.00 $1,417.00

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for Kentucky residents who will be attending approved nursing programs (registered nurse or practical nurse) or graduate nursing [...]

Kentucky Nurses Foundation Scholarship

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing
University of Louisville
2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292

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