Bellarmine University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.92 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 12 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APTA, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 3,846 (2,651 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 73% part-time, 27% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,166
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is one in a million. The professors are available to assist students in any way. The down fall of the program is that it is very expensive. With the extensive curriculum it makes it practically impossible to work while enrolled.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: great education and faculty support in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program - great library and study areas -good technology Cons: terrible dorms - financial aid for grad students is non-existent
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

Bellarmine physical therapy program is an excellent program with very brilliant faculty.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Bellarmine has a great new MS Analytics program with which I am proud to be associated.
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

The cost of the physical therapy program is difficult for students to deal with, leaving them with a high debt to income ratio after graduation.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

A pro of my graduate program is that there is a relatively small class size so we get to know each other and the faculty really well. Most of the staff has an open door policy so they are easily accessible either by dropping by their office or definitely by email. Each course builds on a previous course so as you go through the semesters things become more clear and start falling into place. Another great thing is that there is tons of hands on learning throughout the program. The third year alone is made up of three 12 week internships. Also, students come from all over to be in this program so there is a diverse population. A con for me in the program would be the cost. It is quite pricey at a little over $11,000 a semester. The faculty and staff recommend not working during the course of the program so that leaves most with little to no money left to live on. They are also very strict when it comes to missing class with very few things falling under the excused absence category. Aside from the cost and the program being pretty much a job, it is great! I would not trade my program for another!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

Cons: The program is relatively young, which means that some of the bugs are still being addressed. Financial aid does not allow for fellowships, teaching assistantships, or scholarships. Small faculty means certain courses are offered every other semester or every other summer. Pros: Though the program is small and new, it has managed to draw professors from powerhouse schools like Penn, UK, and UT Austin. The faculty are extremely personable and committed to helping you succeed. They generally respond to contact within 24 hours and have flexible office hours. The classes are small-- ranging from 5 to perhaps 15 students. Program allows for three elective courses out of ten required courses to complete degree; electives are diverse in nature. Gorgeous campus situated in a great city full of culture and friendly folks.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: This program removes the pressure of exams by using team and individual projects and assignments to assess students. Typically the student remains with the same team throughout the entire program (with the exception of electives) which reflects the team environment often experienced in companies. However there are exceptions and the experience of being on multiple teams is beneficial. The professors all have working experience and many are still working in the areas covered by the courses they teach. This brings current business issues and application into the classroom. The program is structured to cover the basics of general business including accounting, marketing, finance, economics, and human resources. The class size is small (about 20 students) and you take all your classes with your cohort. An international trip is also included with your tuition and it is a good opportunity to observe business from an international perspective. This program is part-time, but allows you to finish within 2 years while also working full-time. There are multiple formats to choose from to best fit your lifestyle requirements. Cons: The majority of the students are from the Louisville area which is not very diverse. If you are from another state or country it can be very difficult to find a job and you may have to apply for positions in Indiana which is at least a 15 minute commute. Although there is a career services center, they were not very helpful. Some of the professors try to help with finding jobs if you ask, but many positions are in accounting or finance. The teams can have a negative impact on your experience if you are struggling to work well with your team members. It is very difficult to switch teams once you have been assigned to one.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2012

I felt that the faculty and staff at Bellarmine supported me during me tenure there. They helped me find a job teaching while I was still in the program. The teachers were always available to talk with me outside of class. The only thing I would have liked more of was instruction as to how to teach my particular subject area. There was more instruction on the general process of teaching than on how to teach specifically in each subject area.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Bellarmine has given me a great opportunity to explore my career path and helped develop my skills as a professional.
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