Bellarmine University: Narrative Description

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2001 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205-0671
Tel: (502)452-8000; 800-274-4723; Admissions: (502)452-8131; Fax: (502)452-8002; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1950. Setting: 120-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $19.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $6399 per student. Total enrollment: 3,134. Faculty: 251 (115 full-time, 136 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,485 applied, 82% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 3 class presidents, 72 student government officers. Full-time: 1,586 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 975 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 31% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 15% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 78% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Louisville, Spalding University, Indiana University Southeast, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Presbyterian Seminary, Jefferson Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,730 includes full-time tuition ($19,250), mandatory fees ($700), and college room and board ($5780). College room only: $3290. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $450 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per course. part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 61 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Delta Sigma Pi, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, campus ministry, Bellarmine Activities Council. Major annual events: Ball on the Belle, Homecoming, Pioneer Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour locked residence hall entrances, security cameras. 580 college housing spaces available; 520 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. W.L. Lyons Brown Library with 97,737 books, 609,287 microform titles, 401 serials, 3,853 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $2 million. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. A campus-wide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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