Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Bellarmine University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bellarmine University Ranked?

2022 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 23 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections, general.

Overall Quality

Bellarmine U is ranked #848 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 45 colleges in Kentucky, Bellarmine U is ranked at #6.

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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

The student to faculty ratio at Bellarmine U is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 44%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  44 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bellarmine University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Bellarmine University has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. 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  80 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 51%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

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Bellarmine University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,553 undergraduates at Bellarmine U with 2,416 being full-time and 137 being part-time.

How Much Does Bellarmine University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bellarmine U is $23,121. 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 +
$21,398 $18,667 $21,666 $22,467 $26,737

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 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 5.1%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Bellarmine U make about $45,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Bellarmine U graduates 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 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 43 majors graduated from Bellarmine University. Of these students, 704 received undergraduate degrees and 294 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 172 $59,300
General Psychology 50 $26,600
Communication & Media Studies 49 $29,400
Health & Physical Education 46 NA
Business Administration & Management 42 NA
General Biology 31 NA
Political Science & Government 31 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25 $34,400
Finance & Financial Management 20 NA
Special Education 20 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 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 2018-2019, 386 students took at least one online class at Bellarmine University. This is an increase from the 287 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 386 125
2017-2018 287 116
2016-2017 161 79
2015-2016 59 56
2013-2014 0 0

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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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