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Belmont University

Nashville, TN, USA
3.98 Average Rating

Belmont University is a 4-year liberal arts institution in Nashville and the largest ecumenical Christian university in the United States. Belmont is home to 10 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including the only Music Business program accredited by the AACSB International. As a Christian institution, Belmont holds chapel services two-to-three times per week. In addition, the university provides numerous service learning opportunities in the surrounding Nashville community.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Interdenominational
  • Coed

Need Blind

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
Other May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
28%
Out-Of-State Students
70%
78%
Submitting ACT
40%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,250
Total Number of Undergrads
6,656
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
44%
20-39 Students
54%
0
100
56%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
70%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$36,694
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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.
$35,650
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.
$35,650
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.
$12,520
Books and Supplies
$1400

Aid & Grants

0
100
56%
Need Met
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.
86%
Average Aid Per Year
$14,046
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.
86%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,295
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,079

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.
37%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,608
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.
$21,780
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.
$225
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
35%
65%
Student Organizations
218
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
52%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bruins
School Colors
Red/Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Nashville
Atlanta
New York
Los Angeles
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
68%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
belmont university an amazing private university with a faith centered community that caters to the needs of the students and has top tier programs in the college of visual and performing arts, massey school of business, and mike curb college of entertainment and music business. every program at this school is going to give you a very well rounded and hands-on education with real life applications, as well as the true college experience in every sense of the phrase. my personal favorite thing about the university is the community atmosphere and camaraderie between students.
Mimi from Houston, TX
It's like living in a bubble of happiness. Everyone and everything is aesthetically and personally beautiful, and everyone plays beautiful music. Also, it's hipster central.
Grace from Nashville, TN
Belmont is a Christian-based university, but does not discriminate its students or force religious practices upon them in any way. For being a religiously affiliated school, Belmont has very progressive movements and ideals. Belmont has majors across the board in science, law, business, music, etc.
Sarah from Strongsville, OH
Belmont is the perfect school for me! They have an awesome Music Business program, and it is a beautiful campus with great opportunities. I highly recommend it!
Taylor
Belmont University is where you come to find yourself. The relationships and the connections you find at Belmont are key to your future. Not only is this University extremely unique in that it specializes in YOUR are, but also it allows you to broaden your horizons as to what you want to learn.
Megan from Nashville, TN

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