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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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 2,473 undergraduate students. The Bellarmine acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 64% of students, Bellarmine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
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
82%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
980-1160
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$24,742/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,155/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,859/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,625/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,537/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,427/ year
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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.46 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,473Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    38%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Proactive
    14%
  • Clique prone
    10%
  • Studious
    10%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
69%
Poll
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.52 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Tight knit, academically challenging.
    56%
  • Freshmen Friendly
    26%
  • Small, friendly
    15%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
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 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!
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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.
The reason I chose Bellarmine University is the fact it felt like a second home. I didn't feel overwhelmed in my classes, and the small campus gave me the chance to do one-on-one with all my professors, who actually cared about my grades and showed me how to stay on the right path to graduate. It is a beautiful campus surrounding by so much to do! The whole community around Bellarmine is welcoming and supportive.