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Belhaven is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded as a women's college in 1883, it adopted coeducation in 1954. Its 42-acre campus is located in a residential area near the center of Jackson.

Website: www.belhaven.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,482
Undergraduate
Students
(65.6%) 1,628 Women
(34.4%) 854 Men
1,976
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
59% of 2,324 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
513-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
573 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
22-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$37,000
Tuition and Fees
$26,200
Room and Board
$8,800
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$18,292
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$8,654
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
95
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 42% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 8% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Jackson Population
172,638
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blazers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
45.7% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
39.0% White
5.9% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning
63.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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