Bellarmine is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded as a college for men in 1950, it adopted coeducation when it merged with Ursuline College in 1968. Its 120-acre campus is located in Louisville.

Website: www.bellarmine.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,552
Undergraduate
Students
(63.8%) 1,627 Women
(36.2%) 925 Men
817
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
86% of 5,535 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,320
Tuition and Fees
$42,430
Room and Board
$9,420
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$38,254
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,095
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
176
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Louisville Population
605,110
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Louisville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Knight
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.0% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students
1.3% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
56.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2 3
History 1 2
Academic Electives 5 7

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2001 Newburg Road
City, State, Zip
Louisville, KY 40205
Phone
(502) 272-8131
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@bellarmine.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
86% of 5,535 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 3,825 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 1,710 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
681 (14%) of 4,751 admitted students enrolled
Women
418 (13%) of 3,254 admitted students enrolled
Men
235 (16%) of 1,497 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.56
3.75 and Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
540-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
34%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
16%
Score of 24 - 29
43%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,320
Tuition and Fees
$42,430
Room and Board
$9,420
Books and Supplies
$752
Other Expenses
$6,318
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001954
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
634 (97.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
565 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
564 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
139 (24.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$38,254
Need-Based Gift
Received by 564 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,751
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 404 (69.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,365
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 183 (31.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
86 (13.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $28,405

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,151 (90.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,896 (88.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,857 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
412 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$35,031
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,855 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,188
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,301 (67.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,355
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 567 (31.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
457 (18.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,049

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,095
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Long Term Care Administration/Management
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, Exercise Science-Sport Performance Early Entry-Master of Science in Athletic Training
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
176
Part-Time Faculty
242
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
36%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 64% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
507,840
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
440
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education

Location and Setting


Louisville Population
605,110
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Louisville
Campus Size
175 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.2 average low in January, 83.5 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Louisville
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
60%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
24-hour locked residence hall entrances, security cameras

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Knight
School Colors
Scarlet and silver

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, bellarmine activities council, knights nation, fellowship of christian athletes, delta sigma pi
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,552
Women
1,627 (63.8%)
Men
925 (36.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,401
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.0% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students.
1.3% from 22 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
817

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
56.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
66.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Average Starting Salary
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4%
Law 2%
Theology 0.5%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Medicine 1%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 1%
Other 5%

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