Belmont University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

The Johnson Center at Belmont University
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Don't be fooled by Belmont University's acceptance rate of 81%—admitted students tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are above average. Students applying to the university have the option of applying through the school's application or applying with the Common Application. In addition, applicants must submit scores from either the SAT or ACT. Students must write a personal statement/essay as part of either application. Of course, other factors such as extracurricular activities and work/volunteer experience play a role in the admissions process.

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Belmont University Description

Belmont University is a rapidly growing private Christian university located on a 75-acre campus two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. This location has helped Belmont's programs in music and music business flourish. The university frequently ranks highly among master's-level institutions in the south, and top-ranked Vanderbilt University is just a couple blocks away. Students can choose from over 75 areas of study; music business and nursing are 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. Popular sports include soccer, softball, basketball, and track and field.

Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 7,723 (6,293 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,390
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,330
  • Other Expenses: $4,750
  • Total Cost: $48,870

Belmont University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 40%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,442
    • Loans: $7,843

Academic Programs

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 25%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 59%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

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

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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