University of Louisville

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University of Louisville
City: Louisville, Kentucky
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, lacrosse, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball[1]
Colors: red, black
Mascot: Cardinals
Website: http://louisville.edu/

In 1798 eight men in Kentucky came together intent on building the Jefferson Seminary. Since the beginning the Jefferson Seminary had its struggles. The school did not officially open until the fall of 1813, and it ended up shutting its doors in 1829. In 1833 both the Louisville Medical Institute (LMI) and the Louisville Collegiate Institute (LCI) were chartered. The Louisville Medical Institute opened officially opened in 1837. In 1840 LCI was renamed Louisville College and in 1844 it inherited the portion of the estate of Jefferson Seminary designated for the use of higher education in Louisville. In 1953 the School of Business was created, as well as The School of Education (1968), the School of Justice Administration (1969), the School of Nursing (1979), and the College of Urban and Public Affairs (1983). In 1992 the latter school was eliminated and its functions distributed to other units.

Fast Facts:

President: James R. Ramsey

Staff: 5764

Students: 21, 760 [as of 2005]

Mascot: Cardinal

Colors: Red and Black

Location: Louisville, KY

Alma Mater: We thy loyal sons now stand
To sing thy highest praise.
With deepest rev'rence in our hearts
For these our college days.
Thy honor true we all defend
'Tis known we love thee well.
Our thought for years to come will be
Of thee our U of L!

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