Bellarmine University is an independent liberal arts university, founded in 1950 by the Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky. Finding inspiration in the life of the internationally renowned monk, Thomas Merton, our campus community embraces the care and dignity of each individual and the quest for holiness/wholeness. In this spirit we strive for international unity and diversity, hospitality, social justice and global sustainability. In our constant searching, we seek to honor Bellarmine's founding motto: In Veritatis Amore - in the love of truth.
Bellarmine makes tuition affordable by offering every student a scholarship to attend BU. The average comprehensive financial aid award is more than $37,000 annually. We also offer a very strong return on your Bellarmine investment. Our graduates have an average starting salary of $50,000, 99% of them are working or enrolled in graduate school six months after graduation and 91% are working in their career field of interest.
Our daily campus visit is a great way to see what the true Bellarmine experience feels like. Part information, 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!