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Bellarmine University
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  • 4 Year
  • LOUISVILLE, KY

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Bellarmine has pivoted to meet the challenges of the pandemic, offering a safe, healthy collegiate experience, while maintaining the vibrant campus community that defines us. Masks and social distancing are required in public spaces. Survey testing exposes unknown cases. Classes are offered in a mix of formats, in-person, online and hybrid, giving students a balance of safety and academic rigor. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

2001 NEWBURG RD
LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
From Bellarmine University

Bellarmine is a private, liberal arts college nestled in a charming neighborhood of Louisville, Ky. Here, small class sizes and a vibrant campus life create lasting connections. With guiding values of global unity, diversity, hospitality and social justice, we pursue our founding motto: In Veritatis Amore – in love of truth.

Here, you’ll often hear about “the Bellarmine difference,” which is all about our close-knit community leveraging every possible resource to meet students' individual needs.

We offer more than 60 majors in the arts and sciences, business, education, communication, environmental studies, nursing and health sciences.

BU is listed as a top university by publications such as The Princeton Review, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report. It’s not just rankings, it’s results. 99% of BU graduates are working full time or continuing their education within six months of graduation. Our graduates also have the highest salaries of any Kentucky university.

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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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
1060-1260
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$23,158 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$33,865 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 51 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 51 responses

Majors

Bellarmine University Nursing

Our students benefit from the expertise of distinguished faculty, a state-of-the art simulation laboratory, and clinical and practicum experiences with over 100 healthcare and community partners. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers and routinely exceed averages on practitioner exams. We value innovative learning, inclusivity and diversity, community engagement and student success.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,416 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
137
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Ambitious
    39%
  • Clique prone
    15%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Proactive
    12%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Studious
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
66%
Poll
65%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 57 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Tight knit, academically challenging.
    53%
  • Freshmen Friendly
    22%
  • Small, friendly
    16%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 29 responses

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