Bellarmine University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Bellarmine University
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Bellarmine University Admissions Overview:

Bellarmine requires scores from either the SAT or ACT as part of the admissions process. Neither test is preferred over the other, but the majority of students submit scores from the ACT. You can see below the average scores of those who were accepted in 2014. Bellarmine's application is online, and students can use it to enter in their education background, extracurricular activities, and employment history. With an acceptance rate of 84%, Bellarmine is not highly selective. About four out of every five students who apply will be accepted. If you have good grades and decent scores, you have a good chance of being admitted to the school.

Admissions Data (2016):

Bellarmine University Description:

Bellarmine University is a Catholic university located on the edge of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The university is walking distance to many of Louisville's shops, coffee houses and restaurants. Bellarmine takes pride in its 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio, its average class size of 19, and the quality of its teaching. Popular major for undergraduates include nursing, business, psychology, biology, and education. The university also offers a robust internship program and study abroad opportunities in over 50 countries on six continents. In athletics, the Bellarmine Knights compete in NCAA Division II except for the Division I lacrosse team. Popular sports include swimming and diving, track and field, lacrosse, basketball, and volleyball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,973 (2,647 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,750
  • Books: $792 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,820
  • Other Expenses: $5,432
  • Total Cost: $57,794

Bellarmine University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 67%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,875
    • Loans: $7,412

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Golf, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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