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University of Louisville - School of Public Health & Information Sciences

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United States

Overview

The University of Louisville is situated in Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky. Ranked third among the ‘Great Affordable College Towns in the US’ by Great Value Colleges, Louisville is the headquarter of healthcare providers including Norton Healthcare, KentuckyOne Health, Kindred Healthcare, Humana Inc., etc. providing many career opportunities for healthcare professionals. Louisville is also a significant manufacturing center which includes two Ford plants and General Electric Appliances. Louisville is also the birthplace of legendary boxer Mohammad Ali and home of Kentucky Derby.

The University of Louisville is known for many things, most notably, its history of innovations in the Medical field. Foe example, it opened the first trauma center in 1911; carried out the first auto blood transfusion in 1935; the first pap smear in 1970; completed the first self-contained artificial heart transplant in 2001. Its contributions towards healthcare research are also highly commendable.

Louisville proudly sports a 5-star rating from Campus Pride for its LGBTQ-friendliness, demonstrating the university’s desire to meet the needs of all its students, no matter their gender or sexual expression.
UofL has also been awarded the highest sustainable rating in Kentucky by Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

To find out more about the university, you can check out UofL’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages, or the UofL’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

The University of Louisville has a number of campuses associated with the university, including:

Belknap Campus
Belknap Campus is considered the school's main campus and is located south of downtown Louisville. At 274 acres, it is home to seven of the 12 academic colleges (and a cast of Auguste Rodin's The Thinker statue). The campus proper also includes the football stadium (Cardinal Stadium), softball stadium (Owsley B. Frazier Cardinal Park), Cardinal Track and Soccer Stadium, Bass-Rudd Tennis Center, and the baseball stadium (Jim Patterson Stadium).

Health Sciences Center
East of downtown Louisville, the Health Sciences Center campus (HSC) is the heart of the Louisville medical center and contains the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health & Information Sciences, and the School of Dentistry. Also on the campus are several specialty hospitals and numerous UofL research buildings and facilities.

ShelbyHurst Campus
The ShelbyHurst Campus is a 230-acre plot of land located in eastern Louisville, on Shelbyville Road near Hurstbourne Parkway. Originally the site of the Kentucky Southern College, UofL acquired the land which now houses business, offices and technology endeavors. The ShelbyHurst Campus is also the location of the Center for Predictive Medicine (a Level 3 biosafety facility) and also the Information Technology Resource Center for the US Department of Homeland Security.

The university has some noteworthy facilities and services, including:

  • UofL is home to 128,000 square foot Student Recreation Center, recognized as one of the best in the country
  • Living-Learning Communities (LLC) and Themed Communities (TC) are residential programs that allow a diverse group of students who share a common focus (academic or interest-based) to live and form a community together. Students participate in shared courses and programs, such as service projects, speakers, opportunities to meet with faculty members and staff, and fun activities to form lifelong friendships. LLCs and TCs are collaborations between Campus Housing and academic departments and offices, designed to foster academic and personal growth
  • UofL hosts over 400 student organizations covering a wide variety of student interests. These groups provide a wonderful opportunity to become involved in campus life and to connect with other students on campus
  • The Disability Resource Center fosters an inclusive campus climate through education, service, collaboration, and outreach to the University of Louisville community.  We provide support for students with documented disabilities by promoting equal access to all programs and services.
  • The Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice advances the work, study and practice of peace building, social justice and violence prevention through the development of innovative educational programs, training, service and research


Students are well looked after at UofL with its various student services on and off campus:

  • Academic Advisors, as well as the Office of Student Services, are available as a resource for students to provide students information regarding any campus or off campus help they may need such as health services, tutoring, counseling and more.  
  • The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office provides and promotes student success through support, advising, and advocacy regarding immigration, cross-cultural adjustment, and other support services. ISSS serves the international population, facilitates international education, and fosters a global campus community.
  • The University Career Center provides comprehensive career services for students in nine of the twelve colleges/schools, they serve all exploratory students and posts all positions for Student Employment (part-time jobs) and Federal Work Study positions for all students.
  • REACH (Resources for Academic Achievement) - The university’s centralized academic support unit for undergraduate students. Their primary goals are to enhance or improve students’ academic performance, to help students transition to college life, and to support the university’s retention of undergraduate students.
  • The Student Advocate located at the Dean of students’ office helps students navigate educational, personal, and other campus obstacles that impact successful completion of their academic goals.  The Student Advocate links students with appropriate university and community resources, and collaborates with faculty and staff in the best interest of the students and follows through to bring efficient closure to student concerns.
  • University Alert System, University of Louisville Police Department, Cardinal Safety App, Green Dot, Rave Guardian and Campus Escort are all safety and security apps and services available for UofL Students, faculty & staff.
  • University Writing Center provides one-on-one consultations, writing resources, in-class workshops, and a comfortable place to write. Writing Center consultants can work with any piece of writing, whether for a specific course or for professional or personal development.
  • The University of Louisville Counseling Center provides short term individual, group, and couples counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological testing.

Before deciding which university you’d like to attend, it’s important to get a feel for student and campus life, and what you can expect during your education.

The total number of students as of Fall 2018 was 22,471, with international students (representing 93 countries around the world).  

There are a number of extracurricular activities available. UofL offers recreational and competitive leagues, clubs. Fitness programs and facilities focus on providing participants with exercise, recreation, competition, and fun. It doesn't matter whether you're a veteran athlete or a first-time participant. Sports include basketball, swimming, soccer, football, swimming, tennis, golf, and many more.

But what can you expect when it comes to accommodation? Most UG students choose on-campus housing while off-campus housing is preferred by graduate students.

Living-Learning Communities (LLC) and Themed Communities (TC) are residential programs that allow a diverse group of students who share a common focus (academic or interest-based) to live and form a community together. Students participate in shared courses and programs, such as service projects, speakers, opportunities to meet with faculty members and staff, and fun activities to form lifelong friendships. LLCs and TCs are collaborations between Campus Housing and academic departments and offices, designed to foster academic and personal growth.

Now, onto the nitty gritty part of actually getting into the UofL. The typical admissions criteria for students are:

  • UG: SAT or ACT, TOEFL/IELTS
  • Graduate: GRE, GMAT, LSAT MCAT (program specific), TOEFL/IELTS, WES evaluation. Additional foreign credential evaluation is required for international students with foreign academic transcripts


At graduate level, every academic department has separate funding & scholarship opportunities for all students. International students are able to apply for scholarships and funding here.

The UofL is able to share recent employability statistics for you to look over here.

Full-time Employment Timeline† of graduates who reported full-time employment:

  • 62 percent were employed upon graduation
  • 85 percent were employed within 3 months of graduation
  • 98 percent were employed within 6 months of graduation
  • 100 percent were employed within 12 months of graduation
  • †The timeline for full-time employment varies by alumni; results from the First Destination Survey may not be generalizable to all degree recipients.

For more information on employability statistics from the School of Public Health & Information Sciences, please follow this link.
Post-Graduation Status*

  • 57 percent of graduates are employed full-time
  • 24 percent of graduates are enrolling in/enrolled in graduate school or continuing education
  • 14 percent of graduates seeking employment
  • 5 percent of graduates are employed part-time
  • *Post-graduation status is only representative of those who completed the First Destination Survey, and may not be generalizable to all degree recipients


Full-time Employment Timeline†
Of graduates who reported full-time employment:

  • 75 percent were employed upon graduation
  • 83 percent were employed within 3 months of graduation
  • 92 percent were employed within 6 months of graduation
  • 100 percent were employed within 12 months of graduation
  • †The timeline for full-time employment varies by alumni; results from the First Destination Survey may not be generalizable to all degree recipients.


The University Career Center provides comprehensive career services for students in nine of the twelve colleges/schools, including: Public Health and Information Sciences.

The University Career Center serves all exploratory students and posts all positions for Student Employment (part-time jobs) and Federal Work Study positions for all students. There are more than 151,000 alumni members residing in the US and around the world

Outstanding Alumni

  • Gina Haspel ’78 was named director of the CIA.
  • Denise Clayton ’76 was elected chief judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, becoming the first black woman to serve in that position.
  • Austin Marshall ’12, 13 was a part of the SpaceX team that launched the Falcon Heavy in February 2018.
  • Tiffany Robinson, MPH’ 10 Senior Program Officer - Humana Foundation
  • Janikaa Sherrod, MPH’ 15 Cancer Control Specialist – Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP)
  • Dr. Avonne Connor, MPH, PhD Epidemiology Asst. Professor – John Hopkins University

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