Bellarmine University is an independent, private, Catholic university located in the beautiful and eclectic Belknap neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. This liberal arts institution, founded in 1950, is organized into six colleges and schools and offers over 50 degree programs (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral).
Bellarmine offers more than 50 majors in the arts and sciences, business, communication, education, nursing and health sciences. It is consistently ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities and has the reputation as one of the friendliest campuses in the nation. The university comprises six colleges and schools:
The Bellarmine W. Fielding Rubel School of Business is one of the select few to receive AACSB accreditation (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Bellarmine has a student enrollment of over 3000 students and offers a large number of extracurricular activities, including athletics, honor societies and student organizations.
Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and the seat of Jefferson County, situated on the Ohio River in north-central Kentucky. Because it includes counties in Southern Indiana, the Louisville metropolitan area is often referred to as Kentuckiana. Although situated in a Southern State, Louisville is influenced by both Southern and Midwestern culture. It is sometimes referred to as either the northernmost Southern city or the southernmost Northern city in the United States.
The city was named in honor of King Louis the XVI of France, whose soldiers were then aiding Americans in the Revolutionary War. The city’s early growth was influenced by the fact that river boats had to be unloaded and moved downriver before reaching the falls. The rapids at the Falls of Ohio created a barrier to river travel, and as a result, settlements grew up at this stopping point.
The West main District downtown features what is locally known as “Museum Row”. In this area, the Frazier International History Museum, which opened in 2004, features a collection of arms, armor and related historical artifacts spanning 1,000 years, concentrating on U.S. and UK arms. Also nearby is the Louisville Science Center, which is Kentucky’s largest hands-on science center and features interactive exhibits, IMAX films, educational programs and technology networks. The Muhammad Ali Center opened November 2005 in “Museum Row” and features Louisville native Muhammad Ali’s boxing memorabilia. The Speed Art Museum opened in 1927 and is the oldest and largest art museum in the state of Kentucky.
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