Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY 40205-0671

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Bellarmine University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,212 applications and 5,122 students were granted admission. Bellarmine University is at the #80 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 95% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 15% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 636 enrollees 604 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 22 29
Math 20 26
Composite 22 27

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 636 enrollees 94 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 490 590
Math 490 570
Combined (Math + Reading) 980 1160

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Bellarmine University uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Bellarmine University, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 1,980 4,232 6,212
Admitted students 1,653 3,469 5,122
Enrolled students 239 397 636
Acceptance rate 83.5% 82% 82.5% 64%
Yield 14.5% 11.4% 12.4% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Bellarmine University.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

February 1

  • Transfer application (priority)

May 1

  • Fall application
  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

August 15

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • Transfer application (regular)

September 1

  • Applicants notification date

November 1

  • Early action application

November 15

  • Early action applicants will be notified

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Bellarmine University.

Spalding University
3.3 mile away
Hanover College
36.6 mile away
Midway University
55.9 mile away