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Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky

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Bellarmine University

Private 4 Year

About Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University (BU, /ˈbɛlərmɪn/ BEL-ər-mən) is an independent, private, Catholic university in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The liberal arts institution opened on October 3, 1950, as Bellarmine College, established by Archbishop John A. Floersh of the Archdiocese of Louisville and named after the Cardinal Saint Robert Bellarmine. The name was changed by the Board of Trustees in 2000 to Bellarmine University. The university today is organized into seven colleges and schools and confers numerous Bachelor's and Master's degrees in more than 50 academic majors, along with five doctoral degrees; it is currently classified as a Master's university.

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Located in Louisville, Kentucky.

2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY, 40205-0671, Jefferson County

Bellarmine University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#235 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in Kentucky

#3 of 98

2024 Best Private Colleges in Kentucky

#1 of 73

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Bellarmine University is Medical followed by Education, Business Management, Psychology and Journalism.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Bellarmine University within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni