B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Bellarmine University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205

Bellarmine University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
995-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Bellarmine University

Cost

Net Price
$24,427/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,484/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,780/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,887/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,593/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,277/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,459Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    40%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Proactive
    16%
  • Clique prone
    12%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Studious
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
65%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.48 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Tight knit, academically challenging.
    61%
  • Freshmen Friendly
    26%
  • Small, friendly
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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Bellarmine University Reviews

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I have loved my time as a Bellarmine student. The campus is incredibly inviting and really feels like one big, happy family. There is something to do for everyone, no matter what your interests are. There are over 100 different clubs, and if someone wishes to start a new one, they have the ability to do so! In addition to to Bellarmine having something to do for everyone, the professors are incredibly helpful and very engaging. I have yet to have had a professor that did not go out of their way to help me succeed. All of my professors challenge me to think in ways I did not before and to go outside of my comfort zone. I have made so many life long friends here and I know that after I finish college, I will have no trouble finding a job, purely because Bellarmine is so prestigious.
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I'm addressing students who already have an undergrad and are looking at Bellarmine. Bellarmine has several different BSN paces to choose from. They have an accelerated 1 year, a 2 year and a 4 year. Also, a few students who already have a bachelor complete the program in a 3 year time span. If you are looking at doing the 1 year, I wouldnt consider it unless you're a straight A student and dont mind self neglect and neglecting your family and friends. If this sounds like you, sign up for the 1 year BSN at Bellarmine. I personally am doing the 2 year. Bellarmine's nursing program is rigorous and some would call it cutthroat. However, it is a great education with a rich clinical experience. Bellarmine is expensive, beautiful and safe. Expect to pay a little extra for a degree here.
I start school in the fall at Bellarmine but I am extremely excited. Throughout my search for colleges this past year, something stood out about Bellarmine. I was set on going out of state for college to get closer with family, but that all changed when I visited Bellarmine. The students and staff are incredible. I am always excited to be on campus for events. When I went to registration back in April, there wasn't a single student ambassador or professor that I did not love. They're all so nice and inviting and super helpful with any questions you have.I will be a commuter student when I attend, but that hasn't changed how involved I will be. It doesn't matter if you're a commuter student or if you live on campus, everyone is involved with everything. I felt like I was already at home when I was walking around on campus. I can't wait to make this my home for the next four years.