Belhaven University

Jackson, MS, USA
3.77 Average Rating

Belhaven University is a Christian liberal arts institution founded in 1883. Rated as having “selective” admissions, the university is also affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Belhaven University’s main campus is based in Jackson, Mississippi, and the school operates six satellite campuses as well as online programs. BU is one of 36 universities nationally accredited in music, theater, visual arts, and dance, and is also recognized by the White House STEM Initiative, one of only two Christian colleges.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
59%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
38%
Out-Of-State Students
33%
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,458
Total Number of Undergrads
2,482
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
35%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
51%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,761
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$25,300
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$25,300
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,500
Books and Supplies
$650

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
59%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,589
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
59%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,688
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,540

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
77%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,236
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
34%
66%
Student Organizations
30
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Blazers
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
American Southwest Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Jackson
Memphis
Houston
Atlanta
Orlando
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
Belhaven University is a great school and has professors who care about you, especially if they see you have a desire to learn and seek ways to improve academically. They offer many opportunities for my field which is Chemistry. The atmosphere of the campus is loving because people are generally friendly.
Courtney from Southaven, MS
Belhaven University is a private Christian liberal arts university located in Jackson, Mississippi. Founded by Dr. Lewis Fitzhugh and later donated to the Presbyterian Church in the United States.
Dannie from Collins, MS
Belhaven has professors who truly care about their students. The other students are extremely friendly and helpful. There are a ton of academic resources for students on campus.
Lauren from TN

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