Led by increases in the numbers of Black and Latino/Hispanic students and students from outside Kentucky, UofL has welcomed more first-year Cardinals this fall than ever before, said Lori Stewart Gonzalez, interim president. “More than 65% of these students are living on campus, many in our new, state-of-the-art residence halls,” Gonzalez said. “We are honored they chose us and are looking forward to a productive, successful year.”
Black students total 16.47% of first-time, baccalaureate degree-seeking students, up from 13.99 percent last year, while Latino/Hispanic students total 8.49% of that group, up from 7% last year.
The most popular majors are business, engineering, education, psychology, nursing and biology. More than a third — 34.38% — are pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or health field (STEM+H).
- · 45.52% have some college credits
- · 5.54% are Asian
- · 5.84% identify as multi-racial
- · 65.22% live on campus
- · 35.12% are first-generation college students
- · 27.58% are from outside Kentucky, representing 37 states
- · 3.6 is the average high school grade-point average, based on a 4.0 scale
- · 237 are part-time.