The University of Louisville has a rather big student body, so it needs a large amount of facilities. There are several libraries with multiple computer labs scattered around, a large student center equipped with spacious athletic facilities and restaurants, and a nice concert hall. However, some of the buildings need work, especially the academic buildings. The Humanities Building often leaks when it rains, and several classrooms have tile floors that are cracked and dirty. On the other hand, some of the facilities are really nice. Ekstrom Library, a student favorite, has been modernized with a new wing that has Heine Brothers’ Coffee and another computer lab, and Margaret Comstock Hall in the School of Music is one of the finer concert halls in the area.
However, even the facilities that need improvement are generally acceptable, they’re just uncomfortable. Students have even been known to create Facebook groups like, “Welcome to the oven, it’s hotter than L in here,” a reference to the extreme heating in the dorms. The University could greatly improve the aesthetics of campus just by changing little things and updating the cold gray stone of the SAC and Music School to make the campus more cheerful. At the same time, the architecture on the older side of campus by Third Street is beautiful and classically collegiate with its red brick and arches. Even with some needed improvements, the facilities on campus are pretty decent overall, and students seem generally satisfied.