Belmont University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

The Johnson Center at Belmont University

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Belmont University is a private Christian liberal arts university with an acceptance rate of 82%. Located on a 75-acre campus two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont offers over 95 undergraduate areas of study. Programs in music business and nursing are among the most popular with undergraduates. The university has a 13-to-1 student / faculty ratio, and about half of all classes have 20 or fewer students. On the athletic front, the Belmont University Bruins compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Considering applying to Belmont University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Belmont University had an acceptance rate of 82%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 82 students were admitted, making Belmont's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 8,210
Percent Admitted 82%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 23%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Belmont University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 40% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 580 660
Math 540 640
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Belmont University's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Belmont scored between 580 and 660, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 660. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 540 and 640, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 640. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1300 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Belmont University.

Requirements

Belmont does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Belmont does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite score from a single sitting will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Belmont University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 78% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 24 33
Math 22 27
Composite 24 29

This admissions data tells us that most of Belmont's admitted students fall within the top 26% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Belmont received a composite ACT score between 24 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 24.

Requirements

Note that Belmont does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Belmont University does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Belmont University's incoming freshmen class was 3.78, and over 56% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Belmont University have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Belmont University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Belmont University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Belmont University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Belmont University, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind, however, that Belmont also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Belmont's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted to Belmont University. You can see that the majority of admitted students had high school averages of B+ or higher, ACT composite scores of 21 or higher, and combined SAT scores of about 1050 or better (ERW+M). Grades and scores above these lower ranges will certainly increase your chances.

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