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#2985 of 14,131 In the World
#846 of 2,597 In North America
#778 of 2,496 In the United States
#10 of 38 In Kentucky
#2 of 8 In Louisville
#646 of 1,145 For Sports / Exercise science
Top50% For 13 other topics
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Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
88%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
24
Avg. cost to attend
$22,813 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,343
Graduates
627
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Bellarmine University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Bellarmine University has an acceptance rate of 88% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 88% 87% 88%
Applicants 3,878 1,421 2,457
Admissions 3,404 1,240 2,164
Freshmen enrolled full time 546 229 317

385 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

166 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
41 or 9%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1100
or below

75% of them
had 1290
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Bellarmine University are 1100-1290 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
292 or 54%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Bellarmine University are 21-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 2195 (74%)
Black or African American 251 (8%)
Hispanic 198 (7%)
Two or more races 133 (4%)
Asian 87 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 61 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 36 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Bellarmine University is $22,813 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$22,813/year
Average aid awarded
$36,264
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $19,753
$30-48K $18,070
$48-75K $18,940
$75-110K $23,891
$110K+ $25,255

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $44,040$13,785
Tuition in-state $44,040$13,785
Tuition out-of-state $44,040$13,785
Fee in-district $1,990
Fee in-state $1,990
Fee out-of-state $1,990

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 1,085
Combined charge for room and board $9,250
Room charge $4,510
Meal charge $4,740

Bellarmine University majors

Bellarmine University has granted 577 bachelor's degrees across 38 programs, 213 master's across 15 programs, and 92 doctorate degrees across 5 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Bellarmine University.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 113 30
Business Administration and Management, General 61 73
Physical Therapy & Therapist 6 70
Psychology, General 66
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 40 7
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 47
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 42
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 30
Elementary Education and Teaching 18 6
Accounting 19
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 15
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General 15
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 12 3
Music, General 14
Computer and Information Sciences, General 11
History, General 11
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 11
Fine & Studio Arts, General 10
Nursing Practice 9
Sociology, General 9
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 8
Finance, General 8
Political Science and Government, General 8
Economics, General 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 7
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 6
English Language and Literature, General 6
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist 6
Secondary Education and Teaching 6
Athletic Training & Trainer 5
Chemistry, General 5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 5
Health Professions Education 5
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist 3 2
Actuarial Science 4
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 2 2
Environmental Science 4
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 4
Physics, General 4
Environmental Studies 3
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 3
Mathematics, General 3
Biomedical Sciences, General 2
Fine and Studio Arts Management 2
Computer Engineering, General 1
Long Term Care Administration & Management 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Theology & Theological Studies 1
Grand Total 577 213 92

Bellarmine University has a graduation rate of 60%, which is among the 39% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 60% 54% 63%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Bellarmine University has published 1,304 scientific papers with 13,613 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Political Science, Philosophy, Law, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science, and Environmental Science.

Publications
1,304
Citations
13,613

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
953 / 10,649
Medicine
650 / 9,024
Political Science
572 / 5,868
Philosophy
550 / 5,930
Law
532 / 5,588
Biology
529 / 7,694
Psychology
526 / 7,862
Sociology
505 / 5,519
Computer Science
449 / 5,392
Environmental Science
366 / 4,789
Mathematics
306 / 4,233
Engineering
302 / 3,316
Physics
298 / 3,436
Business
268 / 2,176
Chemistry
261 / 3,685
Economics
261 / 2,106
Pathology
250 / 4,699
History
230 / 2,144
Art & Design
222 / 2,699
Psychiatry
207 / 4,134
Geography and Cartography
200 / 2,349
Linguistics
195 / 1,925
Social Psychology
191 / 3,425
Biochemistry
178 / 1,913
Nursing
177 / 2,478
Physical Therapy
173 / 3,300
Quantum and Particle physics
173 / 1,973
Development Studies
172 / 1,666
Statistics
170 / 2,911
Geology
168 / 2,319
Genetics
167 / 1,544
Education Majors
165 / 1,564
Neuroscience
164 / 2,712
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
155 / 1,003
Archaeology
147 / 1,816
Math Teachers
143 / 1,642
Health Science
142 / 1,370
Ecology
141 / 2,114
Paleontology
139 / 1,902
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
129 / 1,076

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 20
1992 7 21
1993 17 24
1994 12 18
1995 4 16
1996 23 25
1997 12 18
1998 9 48
1999 9 43
2000 12 45
2001 9 49
2002 19 76
2003 18 66
2004 25 79
2005 23 97
2006 27 122
2007 29 121
2008 32 178
2009 23 159
2010 37 211
2011 39 250
2012 57 311
2013 72 421
2014 78 633
2015 70 788
2016 71 935
2017 69 884
2018 66 999
2019 47 1124
2020 65 1351
2021 57 1433
2022 55 1381
2023 45 1263
Academic rankings

Notable alumni

  1. Quentin Letts

    Quentin Letts
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

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  2. Susan Ivey

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    Born in
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    Years
    1958-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    merchantbusinessperson
    Biography

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  3. Paul D. Etienne

    Paul D. Etienne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    Catholic bishopCatholic priest
    Biography

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  4. Charles C. Thompson

    Charles C. Thompson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestCatholic bishopCatholic deacon
    Biography

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  5. Todd Wellemeyer

    Todd Wellemeyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Todd Allen Wellemeyer is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played in the Major Leagues across eight years, for five teams, working as both a starting and relief pitcher.

  6. Dillon Ward

    Dillon Ward
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1991-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    lacrosse player
    Biography

    Dillon James Ward is a professional lacrosse player (goalie) for the Colorado Mammoth in the National Lacrosse League and Waterdogs Lacrosse Club in the Premier Lacrosse League.

  7. William J. Donahue

    William J. Donahue
    Years
    1945-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    William J. "Bill" Donahue is a retired lieutenant general for the United States Air Force who transformed networks and communications during his long career. He retired in May 2000 as the director of communications and information at Air Force Headquarters and commander of the Air Force Communications and Information Center in Washington, D.C. During his 33-year Air Force career, Donahue served in a variety of communications, information, command and control positions at virtually every level in the Air Force. During his active-duty career, Donahue led the Internet and information technology transformation in the Air Force.

General info

Alternative names BU
Founded 1950
Motto In Veritatis Amore
In the Love of Truth
Colors scarlet, silver
Academic calendar August to August (August - December; January-May; June-August)
Total FTE staff 562
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and contacts

Address 2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, Kentucky, 40205-0671
United States
City population 633,000
Phone 5022728263

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