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Tuition & Fees

$22,726

$22,726

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

35%

65%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,551
Declined + 1,502
Total Received 3,053
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Private (nonprofit)

2,654

undergraduate students

1,701

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Education
  3. Social Sciences
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Codes

SAT 1055
ACT 2180

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
33%
500-599
35%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
700-800
0
600-699
15%
500-599
46%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
30-36
12%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
23%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
28%
18-23
65%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,355
Established in 1883
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Accredited by •  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Jackson, MS

42-acre, suburban campus in Jackson (population: 172,638); branch campuses in Houston, Memphis, and Orlando. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Belhaven University
1500 Peachtree Street
Jackson, MS 39202

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
48%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
33%
500-599
35%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
700-800
0
600-699
15%
500-599
46%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
30-36
12%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
23%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
28%
18-23
65%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,551
Declined + 1,502
Total Received 3,053

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Essay

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Suzanne T. Sullivan
Assistant Vice President for Traditional and Online Admissions
P: 800 960-5940
F: 601 968-8946
admission@belhaven.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,455,633
State $253,980
Institutional $12,231,743
Other external
Total $18,941,356

Non-need-based

Federal
State $152,025
Institutional $374,055
Other external $228,883
Total $754,963

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Mascot
Blazers
School colors
green and vegas gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Arts Administration
Biblical Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Business Management
Chemistry
Classical Education Studies
Communication
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Education
Elementary Education
English
General Studies
Graphic Design
Health Administration
Healthcare Administration
History
Humanities
International Studies
Leadership
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Social Services
Sports Administration
Sports Medicine
Sports Ministry
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

61%

2,654
students

Female
65%
1,735

Male
35%
919

Graduate

39%

1,701
students

Female
75%
1,278

Male
25%
423

undergraduateFull-time

51%

1,371
students

Female
60%
820

Male
40%
551

undergraduatePart-time

49%

1,283
students

Female
72%
915

Male
28%
368

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
24%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

93

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

31

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Rwanda
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Becky Sims
Administrative Assistant, PDSO
601 968-8746
bsims@belhaven.edu

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