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Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY 4-Year Private

About Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Louisville, KY, less than an hour from Louisville.

Founded in 1950, the institution currently enrolls around 3,293 students a year, including 2,484 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $65,588,104. For each full-time student, Bellarmine University spends about $10,290.

Admissions Facts About Bellarmine University

Acceptance rate: 82%

Average GPA: 3.42

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 1

What's the acceptance rate at Bellarmine University in 2021?

Admission to Bellarmine University is moderately difficult. The acceptance rate at Bellarmine University is 82 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.42 /4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Bellarmine University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Bellarmine University, around 84 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 665 students who started at Bellarmine University as first-time freshman, 362 graduate within four years.

Around 64 percent of students who started at Bellarmine University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 75 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $47,000 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $32,606 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Bellarmine University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Bellarmine University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

2001 Newburg Road Louisville, KY 40205

Campus Setting: Suburban

Bellarmine University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bellarmine University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bellarmine University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bellarmine University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


22 to 28


22 and Less


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Bellarmine University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

Bellarmine University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bellarmine University is like? There are approximately 3,331 students enrolled at Bellarmine University, including 2,553 undergraduate students and 778 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 71% percent are from KY and 29% percent of students are from other states.


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