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Campus & Student Life at Bellarmine University

Home to about 2,484 undergraduates in 2020, Bellarmine U is a small, private university located in Louisville, Kentucky. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Bellarmine U offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Bellarmine U can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Bellarmine U Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Bellarmine University is Affiliated With the Roman Catholic Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Roman Catholic faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Bellarmine U Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 10.0% of the student population at Bellarmine U. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bellarmine U Disability Services.

Bellarmine U for the Military

While not a "service academy", Bellarmine U does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Bellarmine U Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Bellarmine U for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bellarmine University

Bellarmine U offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bellarmine University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Bellarmine University

Bellarmine U has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,484 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 2,369 (95.4%). Part-time attendance was 115 (4.6%).


Bellarmine University is Ranked #1,562 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bellarmine U is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Bellarmine U #1562 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Bellarmine University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Bellarmine U by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Bellarmine U Diversity Guide.

Bellarmine University Competes in the NCAA

Bellarmine U has a total of 382 student athletes, 207 men and 175 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$10,447,772
Total Expenses (all teams)$10,447,772

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bellarmine University Athletics

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