Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Bellarmine University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Bellarmine University was awarded 82 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections, general.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Bellarmine U as #659 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Bellarmine U held the #848 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 39 colleges in Kentucky, Bellarmine U is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bellarmine U?

Acceptance Rate

Bellarmine University has an acceptance rate of 82%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 18% 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 520 and 640. Math scores were between 500 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 520 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 500 to 640 )
Bellarmine U received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 21 to 28 )

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Bellarmine University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Bellarmine University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bellarmine University is 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bellarmine University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Bellarmine University has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Bellarmine U for first-time, full-time students is 56%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100

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Bellarmine University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,484 undergraduates at Bellarmine U with 2,369 being full-time and 115 being part-time.

How Much Does Bellarmine University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bellarmine U is $23,992. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bellarmine U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,295 $19,455 $22,380 $24,666 $26,527

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bellarmine U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bellarmine U, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $7,017 a year. That adds up to $28,068 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bellarmine U is 3.2%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Bellarmine U Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bellarmine U make around $52,312 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Bellarmine U graduates since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Bellarmine University make the most money.

Location of Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Louisville, Kentucky. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Bellarmine U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-0671
Phone: 502-272-8263

Bellarmine University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Bellarmine University. Of these students, 702 received undergraduate degrees and 266 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 156 $59,907
General Psychology 66 $29,480
Health & Physical Education 52 $24,904
Business Administration & Management 44 $39,931
Communication & Media Studies 41 $34,932
General Biology 32 $18,965
Teacher Education Grade Specific 31 $35,615
Accounting 26 NA
Finance & Financial Management 24 $50,891
Special Education 20 $35,409

Learn more about the majors offered at Bellarmine University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bellarmine U

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 471 students took at least one online class at Bellarmine University. This is an increase from the 386 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 471 166
2018-2019 386 125
2017-2018 287 116
2016-2017 161 79
2015-2016 59 56

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Notes and 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.


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