Resources › For Students and Parents Belmont University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Jason Davis / Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated May 11, 2020 Belmont University is a private Christian liberal arts university with an acceptance rate of 84%. 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 14-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 2018-19 admissions cycle, Belmont University had an acceptance rate of 84%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 84 students were admitted, making Belmont's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2018-19) Number of Applicants 7,965 Percent Admitted 84% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 25% SAT Scores and Requirements Belmont University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 46% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 580 670 Math 550 650 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 670, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 670. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 550 and 650, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 650. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1320 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Belmont University. Requirements Belmont does not require the optional SAT essay 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 2018-19 admissions cycle, 72% 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 2019, the average high school GPA of Belmont University's incoming freshmen class was 3.53. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Belmont University have primarily high B grades. 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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