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Bellarmine University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Bellarmine University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.2%
Admission Difficulty for Bellarmine University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Bellarmine University and can I get accepted? The school has a 89% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,080 out of 5,692 applicants were admitted making Bellarmine University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Bellarmine University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Bellarmine University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
16%
SAT Scores for Bellarmine University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Bellarmine University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1210

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

Bellarmine University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. 16 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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 >93%
1205 to 1280 Avg + 89%-93%
1130 to 1205 Avg - 83%-89%
1055 to 1130 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 1055 Low <74%
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Bellarmine University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for Bellarmine University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Bellarmine University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 27
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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bellarmine University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bellarmine University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >94%
24 to 27 Avg + 89%-94%
22 to 24 Avg - 84%-89%
20 to 22 Reach 78%-84%
Less than 20 Low <78%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.51
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Bellarmine University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bellarmine University was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.51 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bellarmine University accepts 89% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bellarmine University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

84% of Bellarmine University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bellarmine University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 84%
Bottom 50% of class 16%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Bellarmine University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,922 1,770 5,692
Accepted 3,464 1,616 5,080
Acceptance Rate 88% 91% 89%
Enrolled 434 247 681
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 13%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
27

Applicants have 27 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bellarmine University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Bellarmine University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
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.