Bellarmine University is an inclusive, private, Catholic university in Louisville, Ky., where close connections and a vibrant campus have a lasting impact on students' live.

We educate students—mind, body, and spirit—for meaningful lives, rewarding careers, ethical leadership, and service to improve the human condition. This shapes the individual student experience and campus community at large.

We teach students how to think, not what to think. We help students discover their passions, realize their full potential, and deliver this educational experience in an affordable way.  

Academic Programs

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Key Dates
Early Action: November 1st
Honors Scholarships: December 1st
Housing Open: December 1st
Priority Deadline: February 1st
Rolling Admission 

Student Profile
Typically, admitted applicants will have at least a 2.5 High School GPA
Median GPA of admitted students is a 3.7, with 50% of admitted students falling between a 3.38 and 3.9 cumulative GPA

Bellarmine is Test Optional, but for students who choose to submit test scores:
50th Percentile ACT Range is 22-27 and SAT range is 1060-1260

Bellarmine also accepts superscores.

Transfer

We offer rolling admission and the ability to transfer in any semester.

Requirements for transfer students who have completed fewer than 60 hours:

  • A completed online application form. 
  • Official college transcript sent directly from each college attended.
  • Official high school transcript, GED or home school completion or diploma is required.
  • The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information or a personal interview
Requirements for students who have completed more than 60 hours of college course work:
  • A completed online application form. 
  • Official college transcript sent directly from each college attended.
  • The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information or a personal interview. 

Additional Information

Bellarmine makes tuition affordable by offering every student a scholarship to attend BU. The average comprehensive financial aid award is more than $39,000 annually.

We also offer a very strong return on your Bellarmine investment. Our graduates have an average starting salary of $,000, 98% of them are working or enrolled in graduate school six months after graduation and 97% are working in their career field of interest. 

Visit us

Our daily campus visit is a great way to see what the true Bellarmine experience feels like. Part presentation, part trolley ride and part breathtaking scenery, our campus tour is unlike any other school you will visit.

Start with a brief information session with your admission counselor and see the school with one of our student tour guides. You will ride the famous Bellarmine trolley instead of walking the hills. Reserve your spot to visit us today!

I built so many amazing connections and relationships with many of the professors I had here. They really created a space that made me comfortable to ask questions and made me excited to learn. I never really felt either that I couldn’t succeed due to the time and effort they were all willing to offer.

Lian McKernan, Student, Junior
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205-0671, United States of America

Phone number

(502) 272-7100

Region

South

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