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Bellarmine University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

3,342 Students

89% Admitted

  • 3,757 full time
  • 788 part time
  • 935 men full time
  • 1,619 women full time
  • 6,955 applied
  • 3,604 admitted
  • 602 enrolled

2,544 Undergraduates

$37,850 Tuition/Year

  • 730 Graduates
  • 296 Non-Degree
  • $37,850 in state
  • $1,900 fees
  • $12,250 room & board
  • $788 books and supplies

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southeast Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Anonymous Sophomore
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  • bellarmine university is a tight-knit community with small class sizes and lots of campus involvement. the professors and faculty genuinely care about the needs of their students and are able…

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  • Patrick from Fort Knox, KY
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  • Bellarmine University is challenging but still fair. It creates an atmosphere of knowledge wealth. It is a school that few attend but many come out successful. …

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  • Abigail from Carmel, IN
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  • bellarmine offers great academics and athletics--we are the 2011 division ii national champions for men's basketball! if you want to find a faith life, you'll be able to find it,…

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  • Regina from Louisville, KY
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  • great scholarship opportunities for a private, cathloic school. education, pre-med, nursing, & physical therapy are the best programs. loved all of my professors.…

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Mission Statement

Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university serving the region, nation and world by educating talented, diverse students of many faiths, ages, nations, and cultures, and with respect for each individual’s intrinsic value and dignity. We educate our students through undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and professional studies, within which students develop the intellectual, moral, ethical and professional competencies for successful living, work, leadership and service to others. We achieve these goals in an educational environment committed to excellence, academic freedom, and authentic conversations that are not dominated by particular political or other narrow perspectives. Here we seek to foster a thoughtful, informed consideration of serious ideas, values and issues – time-honored and contemporary – across a broad range of compelling concerns that are regional, national and international. By these means, Bellarmine seeks to benefit the public interest, to help create the future, and to improve the

Bellarmine University
  • Located in Louisville, KY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 3,342 students enrolled
  • 89% admitted
  • $37,850 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Brooke from Prospect, KY
  • I am a current student here

    I love being here!!! The location is fantastic (just outside of downtown Louisville, walking distance from Bardstown Rd, a youthful area). The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. I have met some of my best friends here and love coming back to school in the fall to see them.

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  • 5
  • Arielle from Saint Louis, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I have several close sets of friends here and I love being able to hang out with them. Bellarmine's population, though small, is made up of many different personalities. So while I have friends that I can sit around and chat or play games with, I also have friends that will be spontaneous and go out salsa dancing! Another bonus is that, honestly, the campus has a very friendly demeanor to it. Students walk around chatting, waving to each other, and playing frisbee in the quad. Bellarmine just doesn't have that oppressive serious and strictly scholastic feel that you can get at other universities.

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  • 5
  • Amber from Fort Knox, KY
  • I am a past student here

    The atmosphere is awesome at Bellarmine. Being a small community you really feel connected to your fellow students and BU faculty. Their diverse Study Abroad program has brought many international students to campus, and it is both interesting and fun to get to know them and learn about where they come from. There is always some type of activity happening on campus and I would encourage students to get out and get active in the community.

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  • 5
  • Nicole from Kentucky
  • I am a current student here

    The Bellarmine community is wonderful. Its obvious how much everyone cares for each other. There is no lack of support on this campus--success is the goal. At Bellarmine, you'll find the tools you need to achieve it.

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  • 5
  • Andrea from Louisville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Because the school is small, its easy to make friends because most of the same people are in your classes. I am really close to people in my major; we form study groups and go to different events on campus together.

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