Bellarmine is an inclusive Catholic university in Louisville, Ky., that consistently ranks among the nation's best. Bellarmine is focused on helping students determine not just what they want to do, but who they want to be, and a pathway to achieve it.
Each student receives the foundational building blocks for success: highly personalized teaching, advising, career counseling and hands-on, experience-rich learning in the classroom and the real world.
Our liberal arts curriculum ensures students pursue intellectual and academic interests while adopting professional skills. Through exposure to a broad range of subjects, from history to ethics and philosophy, students learn to think critically, solve problems, question and communicate, abilities required in the modern workplace.
The student body is made up of approximately 3,400 students, with around 2,500 of those pursuing their undergraduate degree. Our classes are small, with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. This gives students the opportunity to get to know their professors and receive support unique to their needs.
Support goes beyond the classroom with dedicated staff from Study Abroad and International Programs Office. All students have access to free tutoring, writing and advising services in the Student Success Center and career preparation services in the Career Development Center.
Here, our vibrant campus life takes center stage. Countless events, activities and opportunities to get involved keep campus bustling with an unbeatable energy.
There’s something for every student, whatever their interests or passions may be. Possibilities are endless, with more than 90 student groups, dozens of specialty programs, Division I athletics, community engagement and so much more.
Students often take advantage of the surrounding Highlands neighborhood, which boasts coffee shops, art galleries, parks, boutiques and restaurants, all within walking distance. There are plentiful world-class events throughout the city, as well, such as the Kentucky Derby and Festival and LouCity and Racing Louisville soccer/football games.See All 16 Photos
Main CampusLouisville, Kentucky, United States Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in LouisvilleLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Bellarmine's 145-acre campus is perched atop rolling hills with commanding views of surrounding parks and historic architecture. Bellarmine is within walking distance to the city's most diverse and eclectic urban district and only five miles from downtown Louisville.
Louisville is renowned for its rich arts and cultural offerings. It’s home to the Actors' Theatre of Louisville, the Kentucky Center for the Arts, the Kentucky Orchestra, the Kentucky Opera, the J.B. Speed Art Museum, the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, five universities, a community college, two seminaries and the Kentucky Derby Festival. Louisville is within a few hours of such major cities as Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Nashville, and six hours or less from Atlanta, Chicago, Memphis and St. Louis.
Exchange students live in Anniversary Hall or similar dormitory, which feature bedroom suites -- two double-occupancy bedrooms that are connected by a full bathroom. The suites are well-appointed with all the furnishings students need.
There are 25 men’s and women’s athletic teams and spirit groups, including baseball, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball. Most teams are NCAA Division I and compete in the ASUN Conference. Students cheer on our athletes by attending games and participating in Knights Nation – the pep club.
Intramural sports are available too, so any student may participate in sports such as mud volleyball, volleyball, dodgeball, handball, soccer, softball and Ultimate Frisbee.