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Bellarmine University Overview

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Bellarmine University is a private not-for-profit institution. Louisville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Bellarmine University Known For?

690 Undergraduate Awards
$32,633 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Bellarmine U have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Bellarmine U.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 42% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Bellarmine U bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $45,700 a year. That's about 12% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Bellarmine U to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Bellarmine University Rankings

Out of the 35 colleges in Kentucky, Bellarmine U is ranked at #6.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Bellarmine U has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#69 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#86 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#98 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual

Where Is Bellarmine University?

Location of Bellarmine University

Contact details for Bellarmine U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-0671
Phone: 502-272-8263
Website: www.bellarmine.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BellarmineU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bellarmineU

How Do I Get Into Bellarmine U?

You can apply to Bellarmine U online at: www.bellarmine.edu/admissions/applyNow.asp

Admission Requirements for Bellarmine U

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bellarmine U?

89% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
16% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 89%, Bellarmine U is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Average Test Scores

About 16% of students accepted to Bellarmine U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 610. Math scores were between 520 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 530 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 520 to 600 )
200
800
Bellarmine U received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 23 and 29. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 21 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Bellarmine University?

$32,633 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
4.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bellarmine U is $32,633. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bellarmine U, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,093 a year. That adds up to $28,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bellarmine U is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Bellarmine University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,408 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,552 undergraduate students at Bellarmine U, with 2,408 being full-time and 144 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Bellarmine U

There are also 817 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,408 full-time undergraduates at Bellarmine U, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Bellarmine U

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bellarmine University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Bellarmine U Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 48
Black or African American 113
Hispanic or Latino 96
White 1,915
International Students 45
Other Races/Ethnicities 191

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at Bellarmine University. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 28 countries are represented at Bellarmine U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Bellarmine University

116 Took All Classes Online
287 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 287 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bellarmine U has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 38th most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Bellarmine U majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 14%
Education 5%
Taxation 25%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 18%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bellarmine U ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bellarmine U.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Taxation #16
Health Sciences & Services #69
Teacher Education Grade Specific #356

Bellarmine University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 128 0 26 4 158
Teacher Education Grade Specific 28 0 82 0 110
Business Administration & Management 41 0 68 0 109
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 12 0 0 67 79
General Psychology 65 0 0 0 65
Health & Physical Education 60 0 0 0 60
Communication & Media Studies 46 0 12 0 58
General Biology 51 0 0 0 51
Accounting 19 6 0 0 25
Special Education 19 0 4 0 23
Educational Administration 0 0 10 12 22
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 20 0 20
Criminal Justice & Corrections 18 0 0 0 18
Finance & Financial Management 17 0 0 0 17
Political Science & Government 17 0 0 0 17
General English Literature 15 0 0 0 15
Allied Health Professions 9 0 5 0 14
Liberal Arts General Studies 14 0 0 0 14
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 13 0 0 0 13
Economics 13 0 0 0 13
Computer Information Systems 12 0 0 0 12
Fine & Studio Arts 11 0 0 0 11
Design & Applied Arts 10 0 0 0 10
Music 9 0 0 0 9
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 6 0 2 0 8
History 7 0 0 0 7
Sociology 7 0 0 0 7
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 6 0 0 0 6
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 6 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 6 0 0 0 6
Health & Medical Administrative Services 5 0 0 0 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Taxation 0 0 4 0 4
Mathematics 4 0 0 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 4 0 0 0 4
Computer Engineering 3 0 0 0 3
Chemistry 3 0 0 0 3
Romance Languages 2 0 0 0 2
Physics 2 0 0 0 2
Theological & Ministerial Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 1 0 1
Philosophy 1 0 0 0 1
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 690 6 240 83 1,019

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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