1000 Galvin Road S Bellevue, NE 68005 1-800-756-7920
About Bellevue University
  • Year of Foundation 1966
  • Size of Campus 35 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Calendar Type Continuos
  • Undergraduate Population 4,447
  • App. Deadlines Rolling
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 5,345
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee 50
Bellevue University is a private, non-profit university located in Bellevue, Nebraska. Creating a new college in Bellevue, Nebraska was No. 1 on the agenda for the Chamber of Commerce in June 1965. Local civic-leader and businessman Bill Brooks met with his fellow members of the chamber and led the discussion. Bellevue College opened its door in 1966 with just three full-time faculty and four staff members. All classes were held in the administration building, which the college bought from International Telephone and Telegraph. From the beginning, the college sought to accommodate adult students, offering evening classes in three, 12-week sessions throughout the year. During the first year 355 students attended these evening classes; 54 students took daytime classes. That first year, students at Bellevue College paid $17 per credit hour. Dr. Sam Sollenberger was named the first president of Bellevue College. Dr. Sollenberger came to Bellevue College from the University of Omaha, where he was the assistant dean of the College of Adult Education. The school held its first commence ceremony on July 29, 1967, on land near Fontenelle Forest that overlooked the Missouri River. A flatbed trailer served as the stage, and 400 guests looked on as the first 37 degrees were conferred.
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Pi Gamma Mu
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Club, Multi-Cultural Student Organization, Thai Student Association
  • Distance to nearest airport Omaha, NE (5), Lincoln, NE (40)
  • Distance to nearest train Omaha, NE (5)
  • Distance to nearest bus Omaha, NE (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability No
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students apartments for married students, apartment for single students (100%), special housing for international students, other housing options
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 2
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
Campus Services
  • Counseling Services career, veteran student, academic, older student
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 157
  • Student Email Accounts No
  • Number of e-books 21,597
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 116
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 83,817
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, library, student center
  • Museums N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Number Of Subscriptions 33,576
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 22
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 15,820
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 40
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 58
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 4,792
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 1%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,000
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? N/A