Princeton Review recognizes Bellarmine as one of best U.S. colleges

July 31, 2017

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The Princeton Review has once again included Bellarmine University on its list of the nation’s best colleges.

Bellarmine’s inclusion in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition” publication places it among the nation’s top 13 percent of four-year colleges and universities.

Princeton Review best 382 colleges badge“It’s always gratifying to be recognized for excellence, but we’re especially delighted by what our students told The Princeton Review,” said Dr. Susan M. Donovan, Bellarmine’s president. “In addition to reaffirming the importance of our mission, our students said they appreciate how involved and available our professors are, they thrive thanks to our vibrant campus life, they recognize how fortunate we are for the vibrant city that surrounds us, and they value our serious commitment to placing students in worthwhile internships and in exceptional jobs after they graduate.” 

Sample survey comments from Bellarmine students:

  • “Insightful and dedicated” professors “want their students to pass their class with as much knowledge as possible.” Many professors “even provide their personal cell phones to students on their syllabi.”
  • The university connects students with their community through “free tickets to events or places around Louisville, such as to Dracula at Actors Theatre, a day at Kentucky Kingdom, or a day horseback riding.”
  • The school offers “a niche, club or activity for everyone” and “encourages and supports any club a student would like to create.”
  • “Most all the athletes are also amazing students.”
  • Bellarmine is “welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone.”
The annual best college publication draws from surveys of more than 137,000 U.S. college students, along with data The Princeton Review collects about each institution. “We picked the 382 best colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics: we highly recommend each one,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief.

Read Bellarmine’s full profile in The Princeton Review [PDF link].


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