Bellarmine University

2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, United States
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Overview of Bellarmine University

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,544
    • Men:907 (35.7%)
    • Women:1,637 (64.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bellarmine University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
3
History
1
2
Academic Electives
5
7

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2001 Newburg Road
City, State, Zip
Louisville, KY  40205
Phone
(502) 272-8131
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
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
November 15

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
89% of 5,692 applicants were admitted
Women
88% of 3,922 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 1,770 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
681 (13%) of 5,080 admitted students enrolled
Women
434 (13%) of 3,464 admitted students enrolled
Men
247 (15%) of 1,616 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.52
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
520-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
530-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
38%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,800 (68.82017847146761%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,250 (20.168592973097567%)
  • Other Expences: - $788 (1.297375613289868%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,900 (9.71385294214495%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bellarmine University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001954
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
665 (97.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
587 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
586 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
142 (24.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$36,193
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 586 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,051
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 405 (69.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,586
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 187 (31.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
91 (13.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $28,206

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,174 (90.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,924 (88.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,878 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
409 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$33,094
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,878 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,193
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,276 (67.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,107
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 588 (31.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
446 (18.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,565

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,377
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


180

Part-Time Faculty


265

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


34%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
443,478

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bellarmine University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


50.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


64.5%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (40)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • 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
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • 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
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

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


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in Taxation, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Health Science, Master of Science in Analytics

Master's Programs of Study (16)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Therapy
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


605,110

Nearest Metropolitan Area


175 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Louisville

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
5 mile(s) from campus in Louisville
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 of College Housing


38% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


62%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bellarmine University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,410

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,544
Women
1,637
Men
907

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.2% Asian
  • 4.6% Black/African-American
  • 3.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 82.3% White
  • 3.2% Unknown

International Students


1.2% from 26 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,213

Student Resources

Study resources