Bellarmine University

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Bellarmine University can be found in Louisville, KY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Bellarmine University has an enrollment of around 3,500 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1060 (25th percentile) - 1260 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 22 (25th percentile) - 28 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the Bellarmine University average GPA (3.23 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Roughly 70% of all students which applied were admitted at Bellarmine University, and from those that were granted acceptance around 19% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bellarmine University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bellarmine University was reported as 66.2% in Fall 2020 with over 4,810 applications submitted to Bellarmine University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Bellarmine University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Bellarmine University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bellarmine University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.5%
  • 2017-2018: 89.2%
  • 2018-2019: 85.8%
  • 2019-2020: 66.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 72.7%

How Does Bellarmine University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Bellarmine University is seventeen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary68.0%
Spalding University79.4%
Indiana University-Southeast81.9%
Hanover College64.8%
Kentucky State University80.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bellarmine University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math520 - 620
Total Score1060 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math20 - 26
Composite Score22 - 28
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