A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
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
83%
SAT Scores Range
1010-1180
ACT Scores 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
$24,736/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,508/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,443/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,051/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,176/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,639/ 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
2,383Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
16%
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
75%
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 Bellarmine University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
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

Bellarmine University Reviews

569 reviews
All Categories
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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Bellarmine holds a housing fair that brings in different apartment companies/landlords/etc. for students considering living off-campus. However, some of these tend to be a little expensive. If you're just looking for a basic apartment with a few friends, there are also little books laid out around campus that advertise apartments and houses. The Highlands where Bellarmine is situated is a pretty safe area. Most apartments and houses have street parking. Sharing an apartment 5 minutes away from the campus with three other people, I'm paying about 230 a month in rent, not including internet, electric, and food. This is much cheaper than living on-campus!
The campus is beautiful and in a good location in Louisville with great resources to help students succeed in college, but this school is really really expensive! I wish it was cheaper so that I could continue attending this university but it's way too much for me to pay for.