Bellarmine University in Louisville

Louisville, KY

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Bellarmine University offers 183-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 83%. The most popular test is SAT - 20% of students submitted it in comparison to 92% of students who submitted ACT. 32.2% are women, and 67.8% are men. 1% percents of international students. Bellarmine University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bellarmine University is 23850$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $42274 and $53350 per year. 67% of full-time Bellarmine University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $46,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bellarmine University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bellarmine University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$18,508
$30,001 - $48,000$22,443
$48,001 - $75,000$23,051
$75,001 - $110,000$25,176

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7130

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2349 of Bellarmine University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 91 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bellarmine University number 7 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kentucky.

Students at Bellarmine University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bellarmine University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Bellarmine University graduation rate is above the national average.

67% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bellarmine University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

8 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Bellarmine University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 12%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 72%, so Bellarmine University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 11%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Bellarmine University full-time retention rate is 81% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Bellarmine University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
995 - 1200

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 495 - 590
Math: 500 - 610
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Bellarmine University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
22 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 21 - 26
Math: 22 - 28
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bellarmine University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Bellarmine University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bellarmine University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Kentucky.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2001 Newburg Rd address in Louisville, Kentucky.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bellarmine University with 0.18% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bellarmine University offers 183 programs in total: 126 are for Bachelor's degree, 42 - for Master's degree, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 3 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 29 universities in Jefferson county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Bellarmine University is one of the few institutions in Jefferson that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance learning programs that are offered in the Bellarmine University: 6 are for Master's degree and 3 are Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Kentucky state average data to help you compare.


Bellarmine University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2645 students with 79352 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 494 with 11866 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 374 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bellarmine University

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Overall Rating:

Great school! The professors and staff will always go out of their way to help you no matter if you just started or you’ve already graduated. Just make as many connections as possible, it’ll go along way. The school is clean, everyone is respectful, and will not disappoint.

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Overall Rating:

Once they get your freshman year tuition money they stop going out of their way to help you. This is just an average school with administration that only cares about the money. Nothing special about Bellarmine at all. If you want to waste a lot of money getting a sub par education this is the place for you. And if you like saying you went to a good school without the means to back it up Bellarmine is your place!!

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Overall Rating:

I live 3 miles from this EXCELLENT university. I went to Trinity a local all male catholic high school, & know of 5 guys the I graduated with, & who graduated before me went to this exceptional institution. They're doing great. Now I do not attend Bellarmine for a few reasons 1. I didn't score high enough on the act 2. When I could be the poster child for ADHD that doesn't help either. 3. I decided to follow the family tradition, & go drive the big trucks. Nonetheless if I could calm/settle down a little (if that makes sense) this would be the first place I would enroll in.The military academies will always be the best post high school education. Bellarmine, Norte dame, & Princeton for me are on the same level of course two have the big name, but for me I'd rather have a small local institution that has a great reputation, versus a big name. As for the other Ivy's like Yale, & Harvard I've delivered close to them both, the only way I can put it is they both have a whiff of old fart, & the yacht club prick about them.if you do come to visit the campus definitely check at bearnos pizza mama bearnos, or super mama bearnos. If burgers are your thing WW cousins, local BBQ bootleg, or mommas in st Matthews. Nicer dining would be aspen creek, j alexanders, pats steakhouse. Then within 60 miles of campus you can find the bourbon trail if that's something that interest you, & Lexington has the horse farms. In spring Churchill downs has downs after dark it's a really good time.

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Overall Rating:

gosshhhhhhhhh They are best, all the goooodnessss togetherrrrrr

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Overall Rating:

Excellent students, staff, and faculty. This place has the charm of Italy, with its rolling hills and architecture, nestled in the Highlands. Great for locals to come and watch the BU games! Go Knights!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2001 Newburg Rd


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5022728263

Institution is active in current year: 1

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