Belmont Abbey College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, & More

Belmont Abbey College
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Belmont Abbey Admissions Overview:

Belmont Abbey isn't a highly selective school; about seven out of every ten students who apply are admitted. As part of the application process, applicants must submit scores from either the SAT or ACT. The majority of applicants submit SAT scores, but both tests are accepted equally. To apply, students must fill out an online application, then submit the test scores and a high school transcript. There is no application fee for online applications.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Belmont Abbey College Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Belmont Abbey College Description:

Located just minutes from Charlotte, Belmont Abbey College is a private, four-year Roman Catholic college in Belmont, North Carolina. With about 1,700 students and a student/faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Belmont Abbey is on the smaller side. In 2006, U.S. News & World Report ranked Belmont Abbey first in North Carolina and second in the Southeast for class size. There is no lack of things to do on campus, as the college is home to a host of student clubs and organizations, sororities, fraternities, and intramural sports. Belmont Abbey is a member of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas, and their baseball team, the Crusaders, have been ranked third in the nation. For those entering college over the age of 23, Belmont Abbey offers a specially designed Adult Degree Program that only requires two nights a week for classes.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,523 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $18,500
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $10,354
  • Other Expenses: $2,900
  • Total Cost: $32,954

Belmont Abbey College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,514
    • Loans: $6,308

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, Liberal Studies, Psychology, Sport Management

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 61%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Belmont Abbey College, You May Also Like These Schools:

Other schools in the Conference Carolinas include Southern Wesleyan UniversityBarton CollegeKing University, and the University of Mount Olive. These schools are similar to Belmont Abbey in size, location, and academic profile.

Students looking for a small Catholic college, like Belmont Abbey, should also check out Marymount University, Mercyhurst University, Cabrini University, and Alvernia University.

Belmont Abbey College Mission Statement:

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"Our mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others."

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