Many changes on campus as classes begin Monday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2013) – The University of Louisville is welcoming its largest and most academically prepared freshman class this fall.
More than 2,800 first-time students are enrolled with an average ACT score of 25.2, the highest in UofL history and well above the national average of 21.1. UofL admissions officials said 42 percent of the incoming students have already earned some college credit.
“This year’s freshman class continues our amazing upward trajectory in student quality,” said UofL President James Ramsey. “Great students want to attend college with other top students at a place where academics, research, athletics and the facilities are on the rise. That’s what’s happening at UofL.”
Eighty-four percent of incoming UofL freshmen are from Kentucky and one in five are students of color. There are 335 African Americans in the freshman class, more than ever before.
Returning students will find a number of changes and campus improvements including:
♦ Three new food choices on UofL’s main campus: Simple Servings, Cardinal Burger Co. and ZeBi (opening in October)
♦ More student parking with the completion of 560 spaces behind Bettie Johnson Hall and a new parking lot for faculty, staff and students next to the J.B. Speed School of Engineering
♦ Construction well underway on the 128,000-s.f. student recreation center, which is expected to be completed in October
UofL stopped accepting applications for first year students in June. Admissions officials said the early cut-off date was necessary to keep the class from growing too large.