Belhaven University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Belhaven University Admissions Overview:

Belhaven has an acceptance rate of 43%, which means that students with decent grades and test scores have a pretty good shot at being admitted. Of course, grades and scores along cannot guarantee admittance; students must still put effort and time into their applications. In addition to the application form, students must submit high school transcripts, and are encouraged to submit scores from the SAT or ACT (these scores are optional).

Additional optional materials include letters of recommendation, an essay/personal statement, and an interview with an admissions counselor.

Admissions Data (2016)

Belhaven University Description:

Located in Jackson, Mississippi, Belhaven University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Central to the school's mission is an effort to develop students academically and spiritually so that they can serve Jesus Christ in their lives. The university has over 3,000 students of which roughly 1,000 are traditional college-age undergraduates. Belhaven has adult education centers in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Houston, Jackson, Memphis and Orlando.

The main campus in Jackson features a small lake surrounded by walking trails. Undergraduates can choose from over 30 degree programs with business being the most popular. Academics on the residential campus are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with a wide range of student organizations and activities.

On the athletic front, the university offers numerous intramural sports as well as seven men's and six women's varsity sports. The Belhaven Blazers compete in the NAIA Southern States Athletic Conference for most sports (football competes in the NAIA Mid-South Conference). Popular sports include football, basketball, soccer, track and field, and tennis. Belhaven made my list of the top Mississippi colleges.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,758 (2,714 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 49% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $23,016
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,000
  • Other Expenses: $2,600
  • Total Cost: $34,816

Belhaven University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,742
    • Loans: $6,198

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Health, Social Sciences, Sports Administration, Health Care Administration, Biblical Studies, Dance, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Track and Field, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Belhaven University, You May Also Like These Schools:

Other mid-sized Presbyterian colleges around the country include Carroll University, the University of Tulsa, Arcadia University, and Trinity University. Like Belhaven, these schools offer religious courses and extracurricular activities for their students.

Those interested in a Mississippi college that is similarly selective to Belhaven should take a look at Mississippi College and Rust College.

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