Belmont University

Nashville, TN

Belmont, founded in 1951, is a church-affiliated university. Its 55-acre campus is located in southeast Nashville.

Website: www.belmont.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,497
Undergraduate
Students
(64.7%) 4,206 Women
(35.3%) 2,291 Men
1,515
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 7,737 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.70
SAT Math
550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,760
Tuition and Fees
$34,310
Room and Board
$12,120
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$20,078
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,207
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
361
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 46% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Nashville Population
624,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.4% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
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 required

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
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
1900 Belmont Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone
(615) 460-6785
Fax
 
E-mail
buadmission@belmont.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
 
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
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Resumé of activities recommended for some freshmen
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
81% of 7,737 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 5,391 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 2,346 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,820 (29%) of 6,282 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,218 (27%) of 4,483 admitted students enrolled
Men
602 (33%) of 1,799 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
3.70
3.75 and Above
49%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
550-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
590-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
58%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
21%
Score of 24 - 29
56%
Score of 18 - 23
23%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 27%
Top quarter: 56%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$52,760
Tuition and Fees
$34,310
Room and Board
$12,120
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$4,930
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 March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003479
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,263 (80.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
851 (67.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
851 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
112 (13.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$20,078
Need-Based Gift
Received by 814 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,960
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 695 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,505
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 111 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
514 (32.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,348

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,160 (67.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,198 (76.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,198 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
328 (10.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$19,176
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,882 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,526
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,693 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,242
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 318 (9.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,618 (26.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,714

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,207
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
 
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, Health Fields, 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, Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, 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
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,952
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Medical Physics
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study 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
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
361
Part-Time Faculty
492
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
37%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 46% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 74% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

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
504,525
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
500
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
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Law
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Nashville Population
624,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
77 acres

Weather

Temperature
26.5 average low in January, 86.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

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

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
48%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
bicycle patrol

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, service corp, alpha sigma tau, phi mu, phi kappa tau, mob
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,497
Women
4,206 (64.7%)
Men
2,291 (35.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,161
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.4% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students.
1.4% from 28 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,515

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
68.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
70.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Average Starting Salary
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 10%
Law 1%
Theology 2%
Arts and Sciences 10%
Medicine 1%
Education 8%
Other 1%

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