The "insightful and dedicated" professors are almost always available to answer questions or concerns, and "want their students to pass their class with as much knowledge as possible." Because of the small class sizes ("I have one class with seven students," reports an actuarial science major), students are able to have one-on-one discussions with their professors. Most professors at Bellarmine "even provide their personal cell phones to students on their syllabi." This access to professors "really [establishes] an ability to grow closer to future employers and be willing to open up with them about issues, concerns, or ideas." Material is often taught through real world applications, and many teachers will even "help you find internships and jobs." Though students admit that some adjunct professors can be below par, "Bellarmine takes their course evaluations pretty seriously and assesses the situation quickly."
On campus, most people "hang around Cafe Ogle in between classes, sipping on coffee and working on their laptops." Bellarmine's men's basketball team draws huge crowds, and the school has "a niche, club or activity for everyone" (and "encourages and supports any club a student would like to create"). There are also events like "Late Knight Bingo, which is a huge Bingo party where students can win really awesome prizes," Homecoming, and "Ball on the Belle (a Halloween dance on the [steamboat] Belle of Louisville)." The campus itself is both beautiful and "small enough to be easily traversed if you only have 10 minutes between classes and need to be across campus."
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