Bellarmine University

565 reviews
  1. Louisville, KY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  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 Range
1010-1180
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

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

Reviews

565 reviews
  • Excellent
    105
  • Very Good
    230
  • Average
    163
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    23
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!
  • College Junior
  • May 20 2015
I am in the accelerated 2nd degree nursing program at Bellarmine University. The workload is demanding and very intense based on the nature of the program. However, the prefessors and staff are the most helpful that I have ever seen or worked with at any school. This has been the case from the application process to the actual program. Questions are answered in a timely manner and the very best effort is put forth to ensure that you get the highest quality education and assistance in financial aid, job support and classroom time. Bellarmine's campus and facilities are absolutely wonderful! I would highly recommend this University to anyone who is looking at nursing programs.
  • College Junior
  • Mar 17 2013
There is a wide range of opportunities available on campus. Freshman are often aided in making their first schedule and from there on out students make their own schedule. They organize which classes they'll take each semester; advisors are there to help make sure students stay on track and take the courses they need to. The registration process is easy and flows smoothly, it's computer generated. Each student gets a lottery number for a time slot, then they can go online at that time and click the classes they want. Opportunities exist to study abroad, which I highly recommend to checking in to early! There are extensive opportunities to volunteer off campus as well and learn more about the community you'll be living in, and involvement fairs are held early in each semester to let you know about them.
  • College Senior
  • Feb 9 2013