Bellarmine University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Louisville, KY

$41,520

Avg tuition

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About Bellarmine University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Bellarmine University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Louisville, Kentucky. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,484, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 82%. The university offers 51 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 64%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $41,520.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

82% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

84% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

64% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 21-28

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1020-1280

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

14%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

77%

Black

7%

Hispanic

5%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Asian

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

65%

Socio-economic diversity

24% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

7

Total Online Enrollment

471

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

90% On-campus

10% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 39% online

Doctorate Check Bold 17% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $41,520 $41,520
Graduate $16,645 $16,645

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $768
On-campus room and board $9,420
On-campus other expenses $7,422
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,420
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $7,422
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $7,422

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $59,130 $59,130
Off-campus without family $59,130 $59,130
Off-campus with family $49,710 $49,710

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

87%

State Grant Aid

67%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

24%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $1,939
State Grant Aid $4,126
Institution Grant Aid $28,157
Pell Grant Aid $4,694

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$43k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.