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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
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference

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
86%
    SAT Range
    1060-1270
    ACT Range
    22-28
    Application Fee
    $0
    SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
    High School GPA
    Required
    Accepts Common App

    Cost

    Net Price
    $23,607/ 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
    $31,527/ 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
    11:1
    Evening Degree Programs
    No
    93%
    of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
    82%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
    66%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

    Majors

    Online

    Online Programs Offered
    1
    Offers Online Courses
    Yes
    Online Certificate Programs
    0
    Online Associates Programs
    0
    Online Bachelor's Programs
    1
    How Students Learn
    • Mix of Online and on Campus
      6%
    • On Campus
      94%
    • Online
      0%

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    2,408Undergrads
    Part-Time Undergrads
    144
    Undergrads Over 25
    4%
    Pell Grant
    31%
    Varsity Athletes
    15%
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
    Based on 32 responses
    Report
    • Ambitious
      41%
    • Diverse
      16%
    • Clique prone
      13%
    • Proactive
      13%
    • Outgoing
      9%
    • Studious
      9%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    66%
    Poll
    64%
    of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.56 responses
    Poll
    44%
    of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.64 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 31 responses
    Report
    • Tight knit, academically challenging.
      55%
    • Freshmen Friendly
      23%
    • Small, friendly
      16%
    • Home away from home
      6%

      After College

      Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
      $45,700/ year
      National
      $33,028
      Graduation Rate
      67%
      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

      Bellarmine University Reviews

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      I will begin my journey with Bellarmine in the fall so I can only speak from a selection process standard. I toured several universities and Bellarmine by far had the best tour. There were few questions that I have had since attending this tour. I chose Bellarmine because I want to be more than just a number. With Bellarmine's small classroom ratio (often 12:1 or 15:1), I feel confident that I will have the opportunity to ask questions without feeling like a room of 200 random strangers are looking at me. Bellarmine has a 95% success rate of graduating students and I feel that says something about their curriculumn and staff. Don't let the price tag deter you from applying. The Financial Aide department will go above and beyond to find a financial awards package that will assist you with your journey. The campus is BEAUTIFUL and is located in one of the safest neighborhoods in Louisville, KY. Plus, this year Bellarmine is moving up to be a D-1 School!
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      Bellarmine is a lovely, warm University with an inclusive community. The small class sizes create a great student-teacher relationship. Many professors work with students to provide help outside of class. The community at Bellarmine is nice as the student body is relatively small. You hardly ever go somewhere on campus without someone saying hello! The placement of the university is also a plus as it is close to downtown Louisville Kentucky. An exciting city with a warm and welcome university.
      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.

      Go Knights!