Bellevue University

Bellevue University
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Bellevue University is a private university located in Bellevue, Nebraska, the oldest town in the state. Founded in 1966 as Bellevue College, the school’s aim was to provide education for working adults in the area. By 1974 it had become the fourth largest private college in Nebraska and had added a gymnasium, student center, and library. In 1977, Bellevue earned full accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In 1994, Bellevue College became Bellevue University!


Bellevue University has over 10,000 students and the average class size is 24 students or less. The school offers numerous undergraduate and graduate programs including bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a Doctorate of Business Administration, and a Ph.D. in Human Capital Management. Bellevue offers a variety of majors in traditional and flexible formats including accelerated, cohort-based, in-class, and online. See all Bellevue University degree programs here.

Campus Life

There is more to student life at Bellevue University than books, coffee, and late night studying. Bellevue’s main campus is alive with opportunities for you to get involved outside the classroom if you choose. The university offers a wide range of clubs and organizations to meet the needs of its diverse student body. Visit the student housing pages for information about apartment-style living at Bruin Village. Off campus, the suburban city of Bellevue has plenty of cultural venues, historic sites, natural attractions and outdoor activities.


Bellevue University offers athletics in men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s and women’s cross country, and co-ed e-sports. Bellevue is a member of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Bellevue’s mascot is the BRUIN Bear. The Bruins eSports team is a member of the Collegiate Starleague and the National Association of Collegiate eSports.


College is challenging, but getting in shouldn’t be! Bellevue University has simplified the requirements for admission and does not require entrance exam scores like the ACT or SAT. (However, ACT or SAT scores can be used for scholarship purposes.) Simply show the admissions office that you finished high school, homeschool, or your GED. They accept the following forms of documentation:

  • Official high school transcript
  • GED certificate
  • Homeschool letter of completion
  • Certificate demonstrating that you have passed a state authorized examination equivalent to a high school diploma and recognized by the state in which it is awarded.
  • Self-certification on application.

Apply to Bellevue University today and get on track to achieving your goals!

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