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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
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Bellarmine is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,410 undergraduate students. The Bellarmine acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 65% of students, Bellarmine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,200.
About Bellarmine University...
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
89%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1050-1210
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$24,711/ 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
$28,601/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
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
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,410Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
134
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    40%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Proactive
    13%
  • Clique prone
    10%
  • Studious
    10%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
62%
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.53 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Tight knit, academically challenging.
    57%
  • Freshmen Friendly
    25%
  • Small, friendly
    14%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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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Bellarmine lives its Catholic identity of being open and welcoming to all people, regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, and the like. Bellarmine challenges its students by being a liberal arts institution and encouraging students to study topics outside of their major(s).

I lived at Bellarmine for three years, two of which I worked on Residence Life. The Residence Life team's comprised of highly qualified professional staff and students who assist students in all aspects of on-campus living. In addition to the Student Activities Center, the Residence Life office provides many great experiences and events for students to attend and enjoy.

The teachers are friendly and very knowledgeable of their material. Students receive better attention in class than larger schools because of the small class size. The school is near shops and restaurants, as well as the mall and downtown within 10-15 minutes from the campus.

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Bellarmine University has a great reputation for the business school. The professors are the best! Bellarmine is like a home for all, the people here are always there to give a helping hand regardless of your ethnicity or religion. Bellarmine is a university that is genuinely interested to make their students excel in their lives. They provide mentoring programs to assist you to your future academic life. I love my experience here at Bellarmine, and there is absolutely nothing i would like to change. "There's no place like home". Go knights!
My time at Bellarmine University has been everything I wanted for my college experience and more! The professors and staff are welcoming and personable. The class sizes are similar to that of a high school to give a more personal education. There are a variety of resources on campus, too, to aid in almost everything one may need. The only recommendation is to expand the diversity on campus, and the acceptance of it.