University of Louisville Reviews

  • 153 Reviews
  • Louisville (KY)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,278
92% of 153 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 153 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Amanda Windchy
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The University of Louisville Kent School is Social Work has been one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences. The professors and content have pushed me to challenge myself and as a result, helped me grow tremendously not only as a social worker but as a person as well. The professors do a great job of making sure you understand the content in order to effectively apply it to your own practice. One of the main aspects of the program is developing the ability to think critically, this was daunting at first but the school has the ability to successfully help you shape your mind in order to think critically, and as a result you will work as a competent and successful social worker"
Virginia
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I am currently working toward a Master's of Science in Social Work with a specialization in Couples & Family Therapy. I love my school, and I love the Kent School of Social Work. The work is challenging and involving, interesting and entertaining. The professors are knowledgable and care deeply for the subject matter, and their students."
Carley Benzel
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The University of Louisville is a beautiful campus filled with diverse students and faculty. I began my studies in criminal justice and American sign language. The ASL program was extremely eye opening to different communities and cultures that I was unaware existed. Learning from the Deaf community made me want to explore other facets of life, so I decided to pursue my masters degree in Social Work. The Kent School of Social Work has been an amazing experience and I have learned a great deal about myself, my community, and society as a whole."
Tamara Russell
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work is a national leader. The curriculum and quality of leadership is beyond measure. Administrators, faculty and staff are very accessible and try to accommodate each student. My program offers a great variety of classes and specializations. I also believe an indirect benefit is the very strong network you are connected to via social media. I've engaged with alumni from all specializations and backgrounds who provide key guidance on how to best navigate the program as well as providing insight on opportunities the university offers that will enhance my student and professional experience."
Megan Kramer
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I am currently working on my Masters Degree at the Kent School of Social Work through the University of Louisville. Coming into this program, I was extremely sheltered and did not know the barriers many populations I am surrounded by faced daily. The curriculum provided through the Kent School is providing me with the knowledge, skills, and hands on experience required to be an effective social worker. Recently, I was accepted into the Mental Health Specialization program which will allow me to further my education in the field I am hoping to pursue upon graduation. The Kent School faculty has worked diligently to find an internship placement that fits my interests and areas of growth for the future. They have spent time getting to know me and what is most important in my education as a way to provide the best possible learning experience. I would recommend the Kent School of Social Work to any persons interested in furthering their education."
Class of 2018
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"While the Social Work program at the University of Louisville is the number 1 program in Kentucky, there are many things to consider. As a Master's level program, the current curriculum provides challenges for a working adult. The financial obligations and time commitment of the program is intensive, although you will be recommended not to work while pursuing this degree. There are few evening and weekend class options, but practicum does require weekday commitment. Dual degree options are available but not solidified with other departments, so this will provide an additional challenge and frustration if you are interested. The majority of my experience with the faculty thus far has been enjoyable. The school needs improvements, specifically with their communication to students and its advising services. Overall, the program is average to above average, but in order to not be completely disappointed, I am providing a transparent review."
Hannah Johns
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Kent school at University of Louisville is the best social work program in the state of Kentucky. I am enrolled to get my master's in Social work and also couples and family therapy. There are so many different options of added curriculum that you can take. The teachers are great and so knowledgeable, the atmosphere is very profession and conducive to learning, and the classes are challenging in all the right ways."
Quentin Carter
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work has been an exceptional experience. Due to its MSSW as opposed to an MSW it is heavily research involved, and teaches its students to effectively use evidence based research to confirm interventions. The professors I had were very helpful and proactive in their learning curriculum. When I entered into graduate school, my writing skills were not up to par. However I had a professor pull me aside and give me tips on how to write effectively at a graduate level. Grad school writing was a lot easier for me after I had this individual meeting and the professors here are very willing to work with students on an individual level. The curriculum was rigorous however it was doable and I still managed to do many of my hobbies while still working hard at school. UofL has been a great experience and after I graduate this summer, I am looking forward to the next step in my career field. I definitely feel prepared to take on a Social Work job at a professional level. Great environment, Great Campus, and great learning!"
CAROLYN LINDSEY
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville has inspired me to become a more accepting and empathetic person through incorporating controversial topics into classroom discussions in an appropriately safe environment. I have been able to broaden my horizons and think critically about other points of views through challenging my classmates and being encouraged by my professors to remain passionately curious. The Kent School has awakened me to larger-scale social problems at a macro level that I may have overlooked without the instruction of Policy and Diversity professors, allowing me to further advance my capabilities as a professional social worker. In addition to macro level work, I have learned to recognize personal biases that may interfere with my ability to practice social work in a professional environment; more importantly, The school has taught me how to solve these ethical dilemmas through incorporating a proactive self-care, promoting self-awareness, and discussing potentially controversial issues with supervisors and superiors. In general, Social Work is a field that I was passionate about prior to beginning my educational career at The Kent School of Social Work; however, my education from this institution has ignited the flame within me that I find necessary to fight the battle for justice that plagues our society today."
Danielle M.
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I would recommend the MSSW program at U of L to anyone seeking a quality social work education from a well-established and well-connected program. Many (though admittedly not all) the instructors are knowledgeable, caring professors who bring great expertise to the class and go out of their way to help students succeed. There are many opportunities to cultivate connections with fellow students, particularly in the foundation half of the 60-hour program. The program and instructors have many connections with social workers and other professionals in the Louisville area, creating plenty of practicum choices and other networking opportunities for students. The curriculum covers the basics well, but be aware that in many cases depth of instruction must be sacrificed to breadth. Also bear in mind that any social work degree will require a measure of busywork to complete and bureaucracy to satisfy. Overall, I would recommend the University of Louisville generally and the Kent School MSSW program specifically to anyone looking for a good program."
Ashley
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville is an outstanding school that deserves consideration from future social workers. Although the coursework is difficult at times, it truly prepares you for a future of advocacy for many who are underserved throughout the world. The teaching staff at the Kent School of Social Work are competent and always willing/able to help you in any way possible achieve your goals as a future social worker."
Kathryn Bissmeyer
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I am so grateful to be able to learn from a diverse range of experienced and talented social work professionals and professionals. The attention to course material and the sincere care professors show toward students is excellent and deeply enriching to my experience in the MSSW program. Would certainly recommend people who are interested in social work to look into this program."
Mollie C
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Excellent program with knowledgeable staff. I feel like my degree will help me advance in my career field. I found professors are knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The professors have always been prompt in answering my emails. This program is not for the faint of heart though! Expect a fair amount of work."
Delisha Little
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville is a great program and allows social workers to specialize to further your career. The Kent School have knowledgeable professors and great resources to scholarships and employment opportunities."
Angela Givian
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I spent several years working and attending college at the University of Louisville. Campus is gorgeous, and there are endless ways to get involved. Since graduation, I'm moved out of state and miss Louisville often. I recently began the MSSW online program and hope to return for graduation!"
Jacob Eads
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Kent School of Social Work, housed within the University of Louisville, is a program dedicated to the education and cultivation of successful social workers. The Kent School offers social work courses to significantly enhance students' knowledge of generalist social work perspectives as well as specialties in a variety of social work fields, including education, mental health, substance abuse, and gerontology. Kent School faculty and staff show incredible dedication and expertise through their professional practice, which adds depth to student engagement and understanding. The Kent School at U of L is a wise choice for Master's level social workers."
Kailyn Klette
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"The University of Louisville gave me an excellent opportunity to explore my interests and figure out exactly what I wanted to do. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and decided to apply at the University of Louisville for graduate school as well. I am now in the Master's Program of Social Work and I absolutely love it. Every single one of my teachers is dedicated to providing the best education and experience possible for each and every student. The student population is incredibly diverse, which allows everyone to gain different view points and understand the large variety of cultures that make up the world. I love the University of Louisville and recommend the institution for anyone's higher learning."
Brittany Sims
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
"The chemistry department is filled with high quality professors. The course work is challenging and the professors have high expectations of you, but it is all to serve you. Plus, the faculty is always more than helpful if you're willing to ask. You'll leave UofL with a degree in chemistry and an unlimited potential."
Miranda Pierce
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"UL nursing school was absolutely amazing. I made some of the best friends that helped each other get through the program. The program is intense, but not impossible. They have some of the most educationally prepared teachers and clinical instructors that are there with you every step of the way to help you succeed. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone looking for a nursing school that builds character, confidence, and an excellent skill/knowledge base."
Joshua Osezua
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: MBA in Finance
"Program options: There are three different MBA options at UofL: - Full time: 13 months: this is really intensive with an average of three classes every week - Professional: Weekday or Weekend: 20 months: with this you would have two classes per week or Friday evenings and Saturday - Entrepreneurship MBA: this has the same characteristic as the full time program. However, you would be taught specific entrepreneurial and business skills. You would also be expected to write a business plan and compete with your classmates and other schools. You may also have concentrations in Healthcare, Data Analytics and other areas. Admission process: For the full time program, you would need to score at least 600 on the GMAT to be considered. The professional MBA is a little more lenient and a 550 on the GMAT should be good enough. However, the college is looking to put a minimum of 600 on all programs. You would also need to submit a statement of purpose. Fee: $32,000 (in-state, out-of-state and international) Teaching method: Very engaging classes. All classes are two way conversations where the professor expects the student to discuss. You would be graded for your discussions in a lot of classes. The program also runs a group learning system where every student is in a group and expected to learn with his/her group. International Trip: You have the option and are encouraged to go on a school organized global learning program. This is in the form of an international trip to two countries. The amazing part of this is you only pay the travel ticket to and from the country. The school pays everything else including room, board and inter-city costs. Internship: If you get into the full time program, the college commits to placing you on a paid internship. Of course it is your job to pass the interviews that the college would assist to set you up for. For the other program options, the college does not expressly commit to getting you an internship but you have a great chance at getting one."