Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

Belmont Abbey, founded in 1876, is a church-affiliated college. Its 650-acre campus is located in Belmont, 15 miles from Charlotte. Campus architecture includes 19th-century buildings built by monks; the neo-Gothic Abbey Church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Website: www.belmontabbeycollege.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,524
Undergraduate
Students
(%Not Reported) Women
(%Not Reported) Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Offered
 
Early Decision Offered
 
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$28,594
Tuition and Fees
$18,500
Room and Board
$10,094
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$13,110
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,610
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Belmont Population
10,412
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Charlotte
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Crusader
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
 
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
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 Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road
City, State, Zip
Belmont, NC 28012-1802
Phone
(704) 461-6665
Fax
(704) 825-6670
E-mail
admissions@bac.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
 
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
 
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
 
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
 
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
 
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 X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
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
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$28,594
Tuition and Fees
$18,500
Room and Board
$10,094
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

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 February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 5
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002910
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
325 (90.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
264 (81.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
262 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
30 (11.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$13,110
Need-Based Gift
Received by 262 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,585
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 239 (91.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,974
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 21 (8.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
109 (30.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,866

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,181 (77.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,015 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,013 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
99 (9.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$12,389
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,013 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,458
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 929 (91.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,523
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 61 (6.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
307 (20.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,619

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,610
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
25.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
28.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Education, Humanities
Number of Awards
867
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
18
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
53
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
32
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
 
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
None

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Belmont Population
10,412
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Charlotte
Campus Size
650 acres

Weather

Temperature
29.6 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
112 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Charlotte
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Gastonia, NC

Housing


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

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Crusader
School Colors
Red and white

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
Golf x   x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x  
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
bowling, cheerleading, cross-country running, football, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, crusaders for life, improv troupe, abbey volunteers, international club, green team
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,524
Women
NotReported (%NotReported)
Men
NotReported (%NotReported)
Full-Time Undergraduates
Not reported
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
 
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
 
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

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
Business 4%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 1%
Education 1%
Other 2%

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