UofL was listed as:
- the top cash fund raiser in Kentucky ($70,644,991);
- #4 in the United States in gains for federal funds for research and development in science, engineering, (adjusted for inflation) between 1999 and 2009;
- one of 28 colleges in the country that saw its federal science funds double between 1999 and 2009;
- being among the Top 100 for overall endowment.