Belmont University

Nashville, TN

Belmont University

Nashville, TN

Tuition & Fees

$35,650

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,675
Declined 1,290
Total Received 7,965
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Private

6,808

undergraduate students

1,620

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Belmont University, founded in 1890, is an interdenominational Christian university on a 77-acre campus located in southeast Nashville.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 8,428
Established in 1951
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Christian

77-acre campus in Nashville (population: 691,243). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Nashville International

Belmont University
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN
37212-3757

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
56%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Service Corp
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • MOB

Top Events

  • Fall Festival
  • Homecoming
  • Towering Traditions
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • bicycle patrol

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
61%
Top 1/2
91%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
54%
500-599
30%
400-499
2%
700-800
10%
600-699
37%
500-599
48%
400-499
4%
30-36
24%
24-29
51%
18-23
24%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.53

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,675
Declined 1,290
Total Received 7,965

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 29
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

92%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,090

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,000
Room & board $12,520
Additional fees $1,650
Books & supplies $1,400
Other fees $2,650
Total $52,220
Average Financial Aid - $5,090
Total with Avg. Aid $47,130
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, futsal, racquetball, volleyball, walleyball

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, futsal, racquetball, volleyball, walleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
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 and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Communication and Media Studies, Other
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
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion/Apparel Design
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Health/Medical Physics
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Interior Design
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
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Music, Other
Neuroscience
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Public Relations/Image Management
Publishing
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
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Urban Education and Leadership
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

8,428

total students

30%

in-state

70%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

6,808
students

Female
65%
4,421

Male
35%
2,387

19%

1,620
students

Female
67%
1,088

Male
33%
532

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

6,563
students

Female
66%
4,278

Male
34%
2,285

4%

245
students

Female
59%
143

Male
41%
102

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 60%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

420

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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