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Spalding University

Spalding University is a private, co-educational university in Louisville, Kentucky affiliated with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. It is the oldest Catholic university in the United States west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Location

Address
901 S Fourth Street
City
Louisville
State
KY

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1339
Total Graduate enrollment
268
In State Tuition Fees
22425
Out State Tuition Fees
22425
ACT Score
20
SAT Score
932
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.22
Male Female Ratio
31:69
Acceptance Rate
45%
Student Faculty Ratio
11:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazereth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.
Mascot
Golden Eagles
Colors
Blue Yellow
Conference
SLIAC

College History

History

Spalding University is the oldest Catholic university west of the Alleghenies. It traces its roots back to 1814 and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. It was named after Mother Catherine Spalding, foundress of the Sisters. The school has its origins in Nazareth Academy, located in Nelson County near Bardstown, Kentucky. In 1829 the legislature of the Commonwealth of Kentucky granted the school a charter allowing the school to confer varying degrees. In 1920, the Sisters opened Nazareth College in Louisville, Kentucky's first, four-year, Catholic college for women. The Louisville and Nazareth campuses merged. In 1969, the school was renamed Spalding College and in 1971 all instructional activity was moved to the Louisville campus. In 1973, Spalding College became co-educational and an independent college in the Catholic tradition open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. In 1984, Spalding College became Spalding University.

College Specialty

Specialty

Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.

Campus

Campus

Urban

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