Bellarmine University

country rank  687
world rank  1907

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Founded in 1950, Bellarmine University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Louisville (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Kentucky. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Bellarmine University (BU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US 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 uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 70 years old US 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. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

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

University Location

Address 2001 Newburg Road
Louisville
40205-0671 Kentucky
United States
Tel +1 (502) 272 8000
Fax +1 (502) 272 8033

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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

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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
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 2001 Newburg Road
Louisville 40205
(502) 272 7100
800 274 4723

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

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Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Bellarmine University's Library
Bellarmine University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 111,451 physical volumes, 4,982 physical media, 33,503 digital/electronic medium and 133 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Bellarmine University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,123 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1956


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)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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