Belhaven University

Jackson, MS

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
552 average
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
$35,800
Tuition and Fees
$25,300
Room and Board
$8,500
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$19,199
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2  
Science 1  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 1  
History    
Academic Electives 8  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1500 Peachtree Street
City, State, Zip
Jackson, MS 39202-1789
Phone
(601) 968-5940
Fax
(601) 968-9998
E-mail
admission@belhaven.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
59% of 2,324 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 1,451 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 873 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
240 (17%) of 1,374 admitted students enrolled
Women
136 (16%) of 868 admitted students enrolled
Men
104 (21%) of 506 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.40
3.75 and Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
552 average
513-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
60%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
573 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
22-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
31%
Score of 18 - 23
62%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 4%
Top quarter: 28%
Top half: 68%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$35,800
Tuition and Fees
$25,300
Room and Board
$8,500
Books and Supplies
$650
Other Expenses
$1,350
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002397
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
213 (94.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
188 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
188 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
15 (8.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$19,199
Need-Based Gift
Received by 145 (77.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,226
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 154 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,567
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 180 (95.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
35 (15.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,015

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,134 (85.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,044 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,033 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
96 (9.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$16,538
Need-Based Gift
Received by 731 (70.8%) of aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 847 (82.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 823 (79.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
232 (17.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
95
Part-Time Faculty
361
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
13%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
224,513
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
36
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sports Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Jackson Population
172,638
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
46 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 90.6 average high in September
Rain
109 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Jackson

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
77%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blazers
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, belhaven activities team, fellowship of christian athletes, reformed university fellowship, phi beta lambda, belhaven university new music society
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,482
Women
1,628 (65.6%)
Men
854 (34.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,248
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
Average Age
31
All Graduate Students
1,976

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
63.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
49.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
52.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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