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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. 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?

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

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Bellarmine U is ranked #417 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Bellarmine U is also ranked #5 out of 27 schools in Kentucky.

See all of the rankings for Bellarmine University.

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 is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Bellarmine U it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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

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

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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Average Overall Diversity at Bellarmine U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,552 undergraduates at Bellarmine U with 2,408 being full-time and 144 being part-time.

Bellarmine U Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bellarmine U make around $45,700 per year during the early years of their employment. 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

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Bellarmine University is a private not-for-profit institution. 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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