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Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%

Bellarmine University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Bellarmine University. Around 82% of applicants get into Bellarmine University each year. Out of 4,190 applications received in 2023, 3,454 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Bellarmine University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Bellarmine University for the fall semester should hear back from Bellarmine University by September 1.

Bellarmine University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Bellarmine University's admissions stats.

Bellarmine University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 18%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 92%
Waitlist No

Bellarmine University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Bellarmine University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 November 15
Regular Decision Yes 2 1 September 1

Applying Early to Bellarmine University?

Bellarmine University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Bellarmine University will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 15.

Some students apply early to college in hopes that it will boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Bellarmine University Admissions

Transferring to Bellarmine University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Bellarmine University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Bellarmine University

What does Bellarmine University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Application Essay Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Bellarmine University for more information on admission factors.

Bellarmine University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Bellarmine University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Bellarmine University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bellarmine University?

Students admitted to Bellarmine University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Bellarmine University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 18% of Bellarmine University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 92% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Bellarmine University?

To be competitive with other Bellarmine University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1030 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bellarmine University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bellarmine University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bellarmine University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Bellarmine University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bellarmine University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bellarmine University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to Bellarmine University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Bellarmine University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Bellarmine University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Bellarmine University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bellarmine University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bellarmine University.

Does Bellarmine University accept transfer credits?

✅ Bellarmine University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bellarmine University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Bellarmine University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Bellarmine University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Bellarmine University?

❌ No, Bellarmine University is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Bellarmine University's acceptance rate?

✅ Bellarmine University's acceptance rate is 82%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bellarmine University?

❌ Bellarmine University does not offer early decision.

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Bellarmine University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Bellarmine University? Bellarmine University is a somewhat selective institution. The Bellarmine University acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.


Bellarmine University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bellarmine University is Feb 1.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1280


Math SAT Range

500 - 640


Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

Bellarmine University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bellarmine University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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