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Bellarmine University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Bellarmine University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
82%
Admission Difficulty for Bellarmine University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Bellarmine University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Bellarmine University is 82%.  It ranks #19 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Bellarmine University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,452 out of 4,191 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent (SAT 1020/1280 ACT 21/28). Bellarmine University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.42. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Bellarmine University application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Bellarmine University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 19% of students submitted SAT scores and 91% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Bellarmine University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1020-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT 
19%
SAT Scores for Bellarmine University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Bellarmine University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bellarmine University?

Bellarmine University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 890. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. Bellarmine University ranks #6 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bellarmine University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1280 and Above Good >90%
1150 to 1280 Avg + 82%-90%
1020 to 1150 Avg - 71%-82%
890 to 1020 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 890 Low <56%
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Bellarmine University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
91%
ACT Scores for Bellarmine University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Bellarmine University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bellarmine University?

Admission data indicates that Bellarmine University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bellarmine University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bellarmine University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >90%
24 to 28 Avg + 82%-90%
21 to 24 Avg - 72%-82%
18 to 21 Reach 60%-72%
Less than 18 Low <60%
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Bellarmine University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.42
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Bellarmine University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Bellarmine University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bellarmine University was 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.42 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bellarmine University accepts 82% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Bellarmine University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 10.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 35.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 24.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Bellarmine University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,861 1,329 4,191
Accepted 2,329 1,123 3,452
Acceptance Rate 81% 84% 82%
Enrolled 362 211 573
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 19% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
149

Applicants have 149 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bellarmine University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bellarmine University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bellarmine University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bellarmine University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156286 IPEDS survey data for Bellarmine University.

FAQs

Does Bellarmine University prefer SAT or ACT?

19% of students submit their SAT scores to Bellarmine University. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Bellarmine University?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to Bellarmine University. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Bellarmine University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1280. 19% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Bellarmine University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.