Spalding University in Louisville

Louisville, KY

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Spalding University offers 168-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 46%. The most popular test is SAT - 8% of students submitted it in comparison to 98% of students who submitted ACT. 25.8% are women, and 74.2% are men. Spalding University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Spalding University is 19050$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $27774 and $36174 per year. 39% of full-time Spalding University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $41,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Spalding University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Spalding University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$17,507
$30,001 - $48,000$16,380
$48,001 - $75,000$18,673
$75,001 - $110,000$21,612

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5600

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1084 of Spalding University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 83 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Spalding University number 22 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kentucky.

Students at Spalding University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Spalding University.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Spalding University graduation rate is below the national average.

39% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Spalding University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

7 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Spalding University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 25%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Spalding University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 21%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Spalding University full-time retention rate is 78% and part-time retention rate is 21%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Spalding University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
480 - 600

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 0 - 0
Math: 480 - 600
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Spalding University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
18 - 23

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 17 - 24
Math: 17 - 23
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Spalding University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Spalding University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Spalding University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Kentucky.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Spalding University

The campus located by 845 South Third Street address in Louisville, Kentucky.


Spalding University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Spalding University with 0.51% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Spalding University are burglary, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Spalding University offers 168 programs in total: 66 are for Master's degree, 63 - for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for Post-master's certificate, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for Associate's degree, and 6 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 29 universities in Jefferson county, with one of the highest number of Post-master's certificate. Spalding University is one of the few institutions in Jefferson that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Kentucky state average data to help you compare.


Spalding University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1184 students with 35518 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 808 with 19397 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Spalding University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

This school has been the biggest waste of a year and $40,000 of tuition, room & board, and supplies. If I could give it 0 stars I would and I would highly suggest had anyone planning to attend here rethink their choice. Just because they give you a scholarship does NOT make it worth it. There are plenty of other schools that offer the same degree for a better quality of education. Staff(professors, advisors, financial aid, food service, etc.) are all rude. I wish I was joking. Staff of all types are either blatantly rude or just ignore you when you have concerns/questions. As a freshman having to live on campus(Morrison Hall), Residential Advisors(RA’s) are extremely disconnected and don't keep confidentiality on problems they are suppose to, causing gossip and unnecessary tension. Morrison itself is also filthy. Residents do not clean up after themselves and each floor is always trashed and common areas(such as the basement/kitchen) are constantly having items broken/stolen by other residents. Quiet Hours are a joke and most RAs claim handling situations, “aren’t there job”, leaving assistance unreachable do to staff only being obtainable from Monday-Friday from about 10-4. We have been out of hand soap in 2 dispenses in the shared bathroom for over a month. I WISH I was joking. I wish this was some sick prank. On top of that, the idea of a 6 week class is fine until you have an underprepared professor, or have zero take away from the class itself. Due to the sessions being 6 weeks and have 3, per semester with a week in between it also makes it impossible to transfer after one semester. Since there is a split between session 3, and winter break. Making other university’s semesters start/end about 2 weeks different than Spaldings. Meaning, you would fail up to 2 classes if you decide to transfer mid year. If you are considering starting here as an undergraduate. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider. Do not waste your time or your money. There are other schools that would be worth the extra hundreds-thousands of dollars. Do not waste your time here.

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Overall Rating:

They are building sports fields here. All rocks and broken concrete now. According to the sign though it is going to be pretty nice.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I applied Oct 17 for admission and was told by admission counselor that Spalding was not a good fit for me and suggested that I go to JCC, before receiving any of my transcripts. After calling several times in hopes of speaking with someone else...I emailed the director of admission who convinced me that Spalding was not discriminating against me due to my race... But it is going on five months and I am still not admitted...I have been told my transcripts was not received, and had to reorder transcripts several times. I have never felt so unwelcomed and discriminated against.

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Overall Rating:

The school lies a lot. They will say what ever it takes to get you to come here even if it is not true. If you're an artist don't come. They promise studios which you won't get and they have rights to steal YOUR art.

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Overall Rating:

I toured the campus here and had many debate competitions here as well, but there really isn't all that much this school offers. It's a good starting place for college education, but if you get the chance to move out do so

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 901 S Fourth Street


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5025859911

Institution is active in current year: 1

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