Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, NC, USA

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Belmont Abbey College
4.09 Average Rating

Bridgette from Montrose, PA

a current student here
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In three sentences
Belmont Abbey is a very welcoming school. One of the Benedictine hallmarks the school has adopted is that everyone is welcomed en persona Christi or in the person of Christ. Everyone, including the faculty, staff, and students embody this hallmark.
Tips for prospective students
If you want to go to Belmont Abbey, know that you get out of the school what you put into it. Belmont Abbey is not a school where things are handed to you, but they are worth more because you have to work for them. The values, lessons, and friends you make at the Abbey last longer because you have to work for them.
Academic Rigor
The classes can be difficult, but the teachers are always available to help you. Some teachers will even give you their personal cell phone numbers so that you can call them at any point if you have a problem.
Dorm Life
Dorm life at the Abbey is a really great experience. You are forced to learn how to live in close contact with people. This is a valuable skill for the future.
Food and Dining
The food at the Abbey is quite good. There is a good amount of selection and there is something for everyone. There are even options for vegetarians, and some options for those choosing to follow a gluten-free diet. Allergies are also paid very close attention to by the food staff.
What to do for fun
The campus is only about 2 miles from downtown Belmont. There are antique stores and a lovely selection of restaurants. There are also numerous things to do on campus that vary by the day. Charlotte is only about 40 minutes away and many, many opportunities arise in Charlotte.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The seal of the college is located in front of Robert Stowe Hall, the main academic building on campus, and the tradition is that if you walk across the seal while you are a student, you will not graduate on time.
Great for these types of students
The Abbey is great for students who are driven and like to be leaders. There are lots of leadership opportunities at the Abbey and people with the ability to fill them will be happy and thoroughly enjoy their time at the Abbey.
Clubs and Activities
There are hundreds of clubs and activities to participate in. They range from Chess club, to the Improv Comedy Troupe, to Frisbee Friday (ultimate Frisbee in the quad on Fridays) and if you don't see a club you want to be part of, find a few friends and make your own! It is really easy!
Greek Life
Greek Life at the Abbey is really fun. I am a member of Greek Life and I really enjoy it. The friendships that you form with your sisters and brothers are lifelong.
Campus Safety
Campus safety at Belmont Abbey is quite good. The police know all of the students and the Resident Assistants are always able to be contacted as are the police. There is 24 hour patrols by the police, both walking and in all-terrine golf carts.
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Chatney from Hickory, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I love Belmont Abbey. The small class room environments and personal interactions with the faculty and staff makes you capable of doing anything. The one on one time and attention to your course work and path that works best with your schedule is just an added bonus.
Tips for prospective students
Always create a plan and be sure to adhere to a study schedule.
Academic Rigor
The fast paced courses allow you to never be bored. There is tons of information to absorb and lots to learn in these interactive classroom settings. There are lots of independent study options that allow you to involve yourself in the learning process outside of the classroom.
Bang for the buck
The instructors are very aware of your personal progress, the one on one attention to your academic progress is amazing. Especially for new students and those returning back to school after some time.
Great for these types of students
This is amazing for continuing education students or those who are planning to return to school and need to implement a work schedule. Adult students returning back to school.
Campus Safety
The campus is overly safe and makes safety a priority.
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Joseph from Raleigh, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Belmont Abbey has an outstanding curriculum that focuses deeply on the Liberal Arts education that devotes much of your career as a student to becoming a well-rounded and well-founded individual. The courses are fitting for an undergraduate education. The professors are very well qualified in their fields and are teach their classes with competence.
Am enjoying being here
The college experience at Belmont Abbey is simply what you make of it. Due to the nature of the housing (outdoor halls that connect suites) one can be tempted to be reclusive. However, the Abbey is home to many clubs and interest groups that are engaging and fun. Greek life and athletics are the largest groups on campus followed by the psychology club and the student government association. If one simply takes the time to meet a few people and join one or two clubs then they will find that the Abbey is an engaging environment that encourages learning, teamwork, and life skills that can last a lifetime
Bang for the buck
The relatively low tuition combined with the generous scholarships make the Abbey a viable option for those who wish to avoid state schools. The education is quite comparable to the University of North Carolina system for most majors and will set graduates up for entry to graduate school and beyond. Athletes will benefit greatly from the Div II program that offers scholarships for Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, and Wrestling. The Honors program gives high school graduates a large scholarship once accepted into the program and the only requirement is to keep a 3.5 or better. Overall, the price of a private school evens out to the price of going to a public university.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to come and visit on a non-accepted students day and shadow a few classes to see if the lifestyle at the campus is right for you. As well, be sure to talk to random students as you find them so that you can find out about the school, get an unofficial tour and maybe make a new friend.
Great for these types of students
Religious students especially Catholics since it is a religious school.
Those who prefer small private institutions to public schools.
Liberal arts takes preference over specialized learning.
Those looking to find a warm, southern environment in a rural area but still close to a large city.
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Stephanie from Huntersville, NC

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Here at Belmont Abbey College the learning experience is quiet different then what I expected. Since, I attending public high school I was used to the teachers just being teachers. What I mean is that I never expected to be taught by an actual monk. Here at this university students will have the privilege to be taught by monks themselves and will be able to visit the monastery in which they live in. When it comes to teaching individuals about anything you have to make it exciting for them or they will not pay attention in class. For me, being taught by a monk makes the class more stimulating because how many people can say that they had a monk teach them about Theology.
Am enjoying being here
Attending this university has been thrilling. The fact that there is a church on campus makes this university stands out to me. At church you can see your fellow classmates either in the stand or at the alter playing there guitar for the chorus line and singing. Because the school is diminutive, it makes the student interactive with each other more. It is like growing up with a huge family because everybody knows everybody and when you graduate you will probably have meet everybody in your graduating class. Here at Belmont abbey college you have many benefits, like the fact that every traditional student get free membership to the YMCA which is in walking distance of the school and there is a volleyball court on campus and if you are a spiritual individual you can got to mini- church to pray whenever you want.
Bang for the buck
Every college is expensive but its how much education, learning, and virtues you will get out of the college that matters. Here you will spend about 20,000 dollars a year. Belmont abbey has financial aid and the school always gives out scholarships to students who keep up with there study’s every year. Students can also look for scholarships outside the school and that will help them pay or knock off some of the tuition.
Tips for prospective students
Here is a tip for the prospective students, you will have a great time here and make friends from all over the place. But just remember to keep up with your study’s because this college might sound like a family unite, but it is a real university and if you don’t keep up with your grades or don’t follow the rules you will be kicked out. Students just have to learn to prioritize there time. There will always be another party next week but there will not be a second chance to make up that test you didn’t study for.
Great for these types of students
If you are the type of student who enjoys going to church you will love this school because there is church right on campus and there is mass everyday, even on the weekends. If you are the type of student who enjoys there sleep you will enjoy this college because unlike other universities you don’t have to take shuttle bus to your classes. All the buildings are a five or ten minute walk from each other, even the dorms. The college always has something going on during the weekend like: going on hikes, going to Carowinds (amusement park), free tickets to upcoming movies in the movie theater and much more. You will enjoy you four year here at the abbey, I know I am.
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