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Bellarmine University Data & Information Overview

400 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
86% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Bellarmine University Ranked?

#682 Best Colleges in Nation
#5 Best Colleges in KY
Educational Administration Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Bellarmine University was awarded 400 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is educational administration.

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Overall Quality

Bellarmine U is ranked #682 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 38 colleges in Kentucky, Bellarmine U is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bellarmine U?

86% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 86%, some consider Bellarmine U to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 8% 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 550 and 640. Math scores were between 560 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 560 to 640 )
Bellarmine U received ACT scores from 67% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Bellarmine University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Bellarmine University Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
42% Full Time Teachers

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 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

77% Freshmen Retention
57% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Bellarmine University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 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 57%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

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Bellarmine University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,369 Full-Time Undergraduates
19.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
63.6% Percent Women

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?

$23,992 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
$28,536 Total Student Loans
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 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,134 a year. That adds up to $28,536 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?

$52,312 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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.


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Location of Bellarmine University

Kentucky State
2,369 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

44 Majors With Completions
705 Undergraduate Degrees
193 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Bellarmine University. Of these students, 705 received undergraduate degrees and 193 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

13% Take At Least One Class Online
5% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 403 students took at least one online class at Bellarmine University. This is a decrease from the 471 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 403 173
2019-2020 471 166
2018-2019 386 125
2017-2018 287 116
2016-2017 161 79

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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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