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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?

1,635 Undergraduate Awards
$44,611 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.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Belmont.
  • 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.

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Belmont University Rankings

We have ranked Belmont as #366 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. Belmont also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Tennessee ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Belmont has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#352 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Belmont.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Audiovisual Communications Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Communications Technologies & Support Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Audiovisual Communications Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Arts & Media Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Belmont has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Colleges for Arts & Media Management College Factual
#20 Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce College Factual
#23 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts General Studies College Factual
#30 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#37 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#163 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

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?

$44,611 Net Price
37% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Belmont is $44,611. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

6,563 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,820 undergraduate students at Belmont, with 6,563 being full-time and 257 being part-time.

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

There are also 1,620 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,563 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 132
Black or African American 318
Hispanic or Latino 426
White 5,233
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 391

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Arts & Media Management 406 0 0 406
Nursing 151 31 7 189
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 13 34 81 128
Music 106 22 0 128
General Business/Commerce 35 70 0 105
Audiovisual Communications 89 6 0 95
Law 0 0 82 82
Health & Physical Education 39 42 0 81
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 71 0 0 71
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 67 67
Accounting 34 27 0 61
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 39 0 51
Communication & Media Studies 49 0 0 49
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 48 0 0 48
General Psychology 45 0 0 45
Business Administration & Management 25 15 0 40
General English Literature 30 8 0 38
Design & Applied Arts 37 0 0 37
Entrepreneurial Studies 35 0 0 35
Marketing 35 0 0 35
Drama & Theater Arts 28 0 0 28
Liberal Arts General Studies 26 0 0 26
General Biology 25 0 0 25
Business/Managerial Economics 25 0 0 25
Finance & Financial Management 24 0 0 24
Teacher Education Subject Specific 19 0 0 19
Social Work 19 0 0 19
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 18 0 0 18
Management Information Systems 17 0 0 17
Public Relations & Advertising 17 0 0 17
Journalism 15 0 0 15
Romance Languages 15 0 0 15
Political Science & Government 14 0 0 14
Publishing 11 0 0 11
Mental & Social Health Services 0 9 0 9
Mathematics 9 0 0 9
Philosophy 9 0 0 9
Sociology 9 0 0 9
Computer Information Systems 8 0 0 8
Germanic Languages 8 0 0 8
Fine & Studio Arts 8 0 0 8
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 7 0 0 7
History 7 0 0 7
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 6 0 0 6
Religious Studies 6 0 0 6
Other Education 0 5 0 5
International Business 4 0 0 4
Educational Administration 4 0 0 4
Chemistry 4 0 0 4
Computer Software & Applications 3 0 0 3
International Relations & National Security 3 0 0 3
Applied Mathematics 2 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 2 0 0 2
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 1 0 0 1
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 1 0 0 1
Biblical Studies 1 0 0 1
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
Sacred Music 0 0 0 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,635 308 237 2,180

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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