Bellarmine University is a vibrant community of educational excellence and ethical awareness that consistently ranks among the nation's best colleges and universities. Students at Bellarmine pursue an education based in the liberal arts – and in the distinguished, inclusive Catholic tradition of educational excellence, the oldest and most rewarding in the western world. It is a lifelong education, worthy of the university's namesake, Saint Robert Bellarmine, and of his invitation to each of us to learn and live in veritatis amore – in the love of all that is beautiful, true and good in life. Teaching and learning takes place in small classes with a 12:1 student to faculty ratio. Over 80 percent of the distinguished faculty hold the highest degree in their academic field. Bellarmine students attend graduate school at a rate twice the national average. A vibrant campus life is complemented by recreational facilities, such as indoor and outdoor tennis courts, volleyball courts, athletic fields, and a newly renovated fitness facility.
Main CampusLouisville, Kentucky, United States0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in LouisvilleLanguage(s) spoken on campus: EnglishBellarmine's 144-acre campus flourishes on the scenic grounds of an antebellum plantation, surrounded by a quiet and safe neighborhood, yet within walking distance of the Highlands, the city's most diverse and eclectic restaurant and cafe district, only five miles from downtown Louisville and the Ohio River. Louisville is noted for its cultural and educational richness. It is the site of the nationally renowned 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 couple of hours of such major U.S. cities as Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Nashville, and six hours or less from Atlanta, Chicago, Memphis and St. Louis. Clubs and organizations There are over 70 clubs and organizations for which students can participate, such as the Bellarmine International Club, Bellarmine University Radio Association, Bellarmine University Democrats, Bellarmine University Republicans, Outdoors Club, Students for Social Justice and various clubs which focus on students’ fields of study (i.e. English Club, History Club, Biology Club, etc.). Bellarmine International Club The Bellarmine International Club is a great way for exchange students to become involved on campus.There are monthly dinners to ethnic restaurants in Louisville as well as day trips to places in Kentucky such as Mammoth Cave, Churchill Downs, Keenland, the Kentucky Derby Museum, Muhammad Ali Center and more! Athletics There are nine women’s and eight men’s intercollegiate athletic teams including baseball, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Students cheer on our athletes by attending games and participating in Knights Nation – the pep club. Intramural sports are available throughout the academic year including mud volleyball, volleyball, dodgeball, handball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee and more.