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Belmont University Overview

Belmont University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Belmont University Known For?

6,161 Full-Time Undergraduates
$35,861 Avg Cost After Aid
81% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Belmont is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest degree offered at Belmont is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 41% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Belmont with a bachelor's degree make about $44,100 a year. That's 8% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Belmont student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Belmont University Rankings

College Factual ranked Belmont as #324 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #5 out of 42 schools in Tennessee.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Belmont has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Belmont

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 251
Best Colleges 324
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 353
Best Colleges for International Students 414
Best Colleges for Diversity 701
Best Colleges for the Money 1,003

Where Is Belmont University?

Location of Belmont University

Contact details for Belmont are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212-3757
Phone: 615-460-6000
Website: www.belmont.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BelmontUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BelmontUniv

How Do I Get Into Belmont?

You can apply to Belmont online at: www.belmont.edu/prospectivestudents/apply/freshmen/index.html

Admission Requirements for Belmont

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Belmont?

81% Acceptance Rate
71% Of Accepted Are Women
35% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Belmont University is 81%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 29% of accepted students are men and 71% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 35% of students accepted to Belmont submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 670. Math scores were between 550 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Belmont University  ( 590 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Belmont University  ( 550 to 640 )
200
800
Belmont received ACT scores from 81% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 32. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Belmont University  ( 24 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Belmont University  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Belmont University  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Belmont University?

$35,861 Net Price
37% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Belmont is $35,861. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Belmont

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$25,875 $30,663 $33,387 $36,101 $42,518

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Belmont, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $7,608 a year. That adds up to $30,432 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Belmont is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Belmont University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,161 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,497 undergraduate students at Belmont, with 6,161 being full-time and 336 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Belmont

There are also 1,515 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,161 full-time undergraduates at Belmont, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Belmont

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Belmont University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Belmont Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 136
Black or African American 272
Hispanic or Latino 332
White 4,962
International Students 85
Other Races/Ethnicities 374

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Belmont University. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 41 countries are represented at Belmont. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, China, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Belmont University

22 Took All Classes Online
1,878 Took At Least One Class Online
42.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,878 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Belmont has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Belmont

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Belmont University was 42.1%. This is the #547 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Belmont regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Belmont University Majors

In 2017-2018, Belmont University awarded 3,270 undergraduate degrees and 1,090 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 34 27 0
Applied Mathematics 0 2 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 406 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 0 89 6 0
Biblical Studies 0 1 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 1 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 25 15 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 25 0 0
Chemistry 0 4 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 49 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 8 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 3 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 37 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 28 0 0
Educational Administration 0 4 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 35 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 48 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 24 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 8 0 0
General Biology 0 25 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 35 70 0
General English Literature 0 30 8 0
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 1 0 0
General Psychology 0 45 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 8 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 39 42 0
History 0 7 0 0
International Business 0 4 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 3 0 0
Journalism 0 15 0 0
Law 0 0 0 82
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 26 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 17 0 0
Marketing 0 35 0 0
Mathematics 0 9 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 9 0
Music 0 106 22 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 6 0 0
Nursing 0 151 31 7
Other Education 0 0 5 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 71 0 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 67
Philosophy 0 9 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 14 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 17 0 0
Publishing 0 11 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 13 34 81
Religious Studies 0 6 0 0
Romance Languages 0 15 0 0
Social Work 0 19 0 0
Sociology 0 9 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 7 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 12 39 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 19 0 0
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 18 0 0
Total 0 3,270 616 474

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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