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Bellarmine University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Bellarmine University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Bellarmine University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bellarmine University was awarded 13 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Bellarmine U as #417 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Bellarmine U held the #475 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Bellarmine U also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Kentucky ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bellarmine U?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 89%, Bellarmine University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 16% 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 530 and 610. Math scores were between 520 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 530 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 520 to 600 )
Bellarmine U received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 22 to 27 )

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Bellarmine University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bellarmine U, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Bellarmine University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bellarmine U the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 51%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Bellarmine U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,544 undergraduates at Bellarmine U with 2,410 being full-time and 134 being part-time.

Bellarmine U Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Bellarmine U scored 44.66 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  44.66 out of 100
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How Much Does Bellarmine University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bellarmine U is $23,223. 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 +
$19,622 $20,325 $22,598 $25,408 $25,339

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bellarmine U, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,093 a year. That adds up to $28,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bellarmine U is 4.2%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Bellarmine U with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,700 in their early years. That's great news for Bellarmine U students since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 situated in Louisville, Kentucky. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Bellarmine University

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 43 majors graduated from Bellarmine University. Of these students, 690 received undergraduate degrees and 323 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 128 $59,300
General Psychology 65 $26,600
Health & Physical Education 60 NA
General Biology 51 NA
Communication & Media Studies 46 $29,400
Business Administration & Management 41 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 28 $34,400
Accounting 19 NA
Special Education 19 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 18 NA

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 287 students took at least one online class at Bellarmine University. This is an increase from the 161 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 287 116
2016-2017 161 79
2015-2016 59 56
2014-2015 32 21
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Bellarmine University.

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