Spalding University

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845 S. Third Street

Louisville, KY 40203-2188

Phone: (502) 585-9911
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Spalding University is a private institution that was founded in 1814. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,429, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 6 acres. Spalding University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $20,550 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):


One of the most historic institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Conveniently located in downtown Louisville, our campus is nestled between the primary business and entertainment districts of the city and the charming neighborhood of Old Louisville, proudly displaying its elegant Victorian mansions of a bygone era. Spalding uniquely attracts and serves students of all ages interested in a high quality, affordable, private education delivered in a very personalized setting. Spalding University offers a variety of educational opportunities which encourage lifelong learning, growing, and finding your place in the world - within an environment that fosters curiosity and strong moral values.

An education from Spalding University prepares you to compete successfully in your chosen career, equipping you with the knowledge and values to make a positive impact on the world. Our students and alumni demonstrate that, by applying yourself to the academic curriculum at Spalding, there are no limits to what you can achieve.

Students find overwhelming support at Spalding University. Our faculty is highly qualified and dedicated to helping each student reach his or her highest level of excellence, both academically and personally. By working closely with each student on his/her individual career goals, we look forward to a relationship long after graduation.

Spalding is proud to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to education, with courses offered in multiple formats and available in accelerated delivery systems through weekend and evening instruction. To complement our character-building academic environment, we offer intercollegiate athletics and a variety of international programs, as well as opportunities for service-oriented and social interaction at a variety of levels. We help develop internships and practica as well as assist with career guidance and placement. By responding to the ever-changing career market with innovative instructional techniques and technology, Spalding University is an unsurpassed resource whether you're starting your career, changing careers or simply looking for advancement opportunities.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1814
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar 7 Sessions
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Spalding University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Spalding University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 29.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 29.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Spalding University is 12:1, and the school has 78.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Spalding University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 16%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 55%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 19%
Psychology 11%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 8%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4%

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Student Life

Spalding University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,429, with a gender distribution of 27.1 percent male students and 72.9 percent female students. Spalding University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,516
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Spalding University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring. Spalding University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Spalding University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Spalding University.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $20,550 (2012-13)
Room and board $10,400 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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