Students walking on campus
Students walking on campus

In the past five years, an average of more than 1,500 students a year have transferred into the University of Louisville from other institutions.

Earlier in 2021, a national group that helps transfer students evaluate programs named UofL one of most “transfer-friendly” schools in the U.S.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society added UofL to its 2021 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative transfer pathways for community college transfer students. UofL is one of 151 total schools on the list, and one of only two in Kentucky.

We welcome transfer students each year by offering flexible credit transfer policies, a signature transfer partnership with the Kentucky Community & Technical College System that includes the Transfer Degree Pathways program and a pre-evaluation of transfer credit so that students are making informed decisions,” said Vice Provost James Begany. “We are committed to helping these students reach their goal of graduating from UofL.” 

According to data from the Office of Institutional Research, there were a total of 1,565 incoming undergraduate transfers in the 2019-2020 year. More than a third were from JCTC and Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.

Popular majors for transfer students include organizational leadership and learning; nursing; pre-business; biology; and criminal justice.