Bellarmine University

country rank  678
world rank  1875

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University Overview

Founded in 1950, Bellarmine University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Louisville (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Kentucky. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Bellarmine University (BU) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Bellarmine University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 70 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym BU
Founded 1950
Motto In Veritatis Amore
In the Love of Truth
Colours Scarlet and silver

University Location

Address 2001 Newburg Road
Louisville (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
40205-0671 Kentucky
United States
T +1 (502) 272 8000
F +1 (502) 272 8033

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 2001 Newburg Road
Louisville 40205
+1 (502) 272 7100
800 274 4723

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Bellarmine University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education CAPTE
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science NAACLS
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology JRCERT
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care CoARC
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education ABPTRFE

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

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