Freshmen class is largest, most prepared in UofL history


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – 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. 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 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:

    Mark Hebert
    Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.