Tuition & Fees

$42,830

$42,830

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
34%
500-599
51%
400-499
7%
700-800
7%
600-699
31%
500-599
53%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
9%
500-599
24%
400-499
48%
300-399
14%
30-36
28%
24-29
36%
18-23
35%
12-17
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
47%
18-23
38%
12-17
8%
30-36
16%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,751
Declined + 784
Total Received 5,535
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Private (nonprofit)

2,552

undergraduate students

817

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 1056
ACT 1490

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School Facts

Bellarmine University, founded in 1950, is an independent university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Merged with Ursuline College in 1968, Bellarmine became a coeducational institution. Colleges/Schools include Bellarmine College (the home of the Arts and Sciences), the College of Health Professions, the W. Fielding Rubel School of Business, the Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education, the School of Communication, the School of Environmental Studies and the School of Continuing and Professional School. Its 175-acre campus is located in Louisville, Kentucky.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,369
Established in 1950
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Louisville, KY

175-acre, suburban campus in Louisville (population: 771,158), 100 miles from both Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Served by air and bus; major airports serve Cincinnati and Indianapolis; train serves Indianapolis. Public transportation serves campus.

Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
67%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 1% of male students
 
1 sororities 1% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
34%
500-599
51%
400-499
7%
700-800
7%
600-699
31%
500-599
53%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
9%
500-599
24%
400-499
48%
300-399
14%
30-36
28%
24-29
36%
18-23
35%
12-17
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
47%
18-23
38%
12-17
8%
30-36
16%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived if filed online or prior to November 1)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,751
Declined + 784
Total Received 5,535

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Timothy A. Sturgeon
Dean of Admission
P: 800 274-4723, extension 8131
F: 502 272-8002
admissions@bellarmine.edu

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$35,031

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $40,880
Room $4,800
Board $4,620
Additional fees $1,950
Books & supplies $752
Total $53,002
Average Financial Aid - $35,031
Total with Avg. Aid $17,971

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,264,068
State $6,256,159
Institutional $44,558,259
Other external $945,779
Total $55,024,265

Non-need-based

Federal
State $816,698
Institutional $12,970,407
Other external $477,444
Total $14,264,549
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 502 272-8124
F: 502 272-8486
finaid@bellarmine.edu

Financial Aid Officer

April K. Tretter
Interim Director of Financial Aid
atretter@bellarmine.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, bowling, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, bowling, soccer, swimming, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, dodgeball, flag football, golf, handball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Scott Wiegandt (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Eastern College Athletic Conference Lacrosse, Great Lakes Valley Conference
Mascot
Knights
School colors
scarlet and silver

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult Studies
Art/Digital Art
Art/Painting
Art/Photography
Art/Sculpture/Extended Media
Arts Administration/Art
Arts Administration/Music
Arts Administration/Theatre
Athletic Training
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Communication/Advertising/Public Relations
Communication/Graphic/Digital Design
Communication/Journalism/New Media Writing
Communication/Social Media Marketing
Communication/Sports Broadcasting
Communication/Television/Radio Production
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Criminal Justice
Design/Arts/Technology
Digital Media
Economics
Education
Education in K-12 District Leadership
Education/Elementary School Emphasis
Education/High School Emphasis
Education/Learning/Behavior Disorders
Education/Middle School Emphasis
Education/Social Change
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Finance
Foreign Languages/International Studies
Health Professions Education
Health Promotion/Social Change
Health Science in Medical Lab Science
Healthcare Leadership
Higher Education Leadership/Social Justice
History
Instructional Leadership/School Administration
Leadership in Higher Education
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics/Actuarial Science
Medical Laboratory Science
Music/Instrumental
Music/Jazz Studies
Music/Piano Pedagogy/Accompanying
Music/Technology
Music/Theory/Composition
Music/Vocal
Nursing Administration
Nursing Education
Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Practice
Nursing/4 Year Track
Nursing/Accelerated Track
Nursing/Registered Nurse Track/B.S.N.
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology/Human Resources
Psychology/Human Services
Psychology/Traditional
Radiation Therapy
Respiratory Therapy
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Administration
Teaching
Theatre
Theology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,369

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

2,552
students

Female
64%
1,627

Male
36%
925

24%

817
students

Female
69%
560

Male
31%
257

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

2,401
students

Female
65%
1,537

Male
35%
864

6%

151
students

Female
60%
90

Male
40%
61

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

70%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Canada
India
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Vietnam
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

David Kline
Assistant Dean of Admission
502 272-8209
dkline@bellarmine.edu

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