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Belmont University sits on 75 historic acres in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, a thriving metropolis known worldwide as Music City. Belmont University is among the fastest growing Christian universities in the nation with approximately 8,000 students hailing from every state and 36 countries. Belmont University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Belmont offers over 90 areas of undergraduate study, more than 25 master's programs and five doctoral degrees through its nine colleges: Jack C. Massey College of Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing, Law, Pharmacy, Theology & Christian Ministry, Science & Mathematics, and Visual & Performing Arts.

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Overview

Applicants
7,737
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.70

GPA Breakdown

49%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
590 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
853
with Terminal Degree
470

445
Women
408
Men
68
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Asian Studies/Civilization.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Broadcast Journalism.
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Publishing.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Urban Education and Leadership.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health/Medical Physics.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Music Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Law.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, Other.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • International Economics.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Political Science and Government, Other.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Divinity/Ministry.
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other.
  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Directing and Theatrical Production.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Management.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, Other.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.


Students Say

“Life at Belmont is all about music,” says one student. “Many people here want to make a career out of their musical abilities, and many people want to make careers out of other people’s musical abilities.” Belmont’s famous music business program lets students tap into the musical lifeblood of surrounding Nashville. “You can get an internship or learn how to manage an artist.” Other School of Music undergraduate majors include church music, commercial music, and musical theater performance. Belmont “has one of the best nursing programs in the state,” and the popular social work program boasts “excellent” faculty. The school’s academic atmosphere emphasizes faith: “Teachers pray in class before tests and some invite the class as a group to attend their church. Some send you verses with your lessons.” Belmont doesn’t “even hire” non-Christian professors, a policy that, although common to Christian colleges, stirred controversy when a Jewish candidate advanced through the faculty hiring process only to be considered ineligible for the post. Students say, however, that “religion is not forced on anyone.” Most professors are very attentive, closely monitoring student progress; one student says, “I had a professor call me because I was late to a class once.” In general, faculty members “know your name and face and remember you after you have finished their class.” One student warns, however, that the best teachers are not always the most involved: “So far this semester, the professors who do not know my name have taught me more than the professors who know my name and can’t communicate the time of day effectively.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,960

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,526

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,445

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
53%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,207

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$31,300
Required Fees
$1,520
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,240
Transportation for Commuters
$2,350

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,680
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,497
Foreign Countries Represented
30

Demographics

2.27%
Asian
4.59%
African-American
5.38%
Hispanic
80.63%
Caucasian
2.08%
Unknown

65% female
35% male
70% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Students Say

“Anything that would stand out at a major state university is basically the norm” at Belmont, where the typical student is a “hip,” “Jesus-loving,” “music business major”---a cool Christian kid who is “most likely in a band or working with one.” The ambitious “music junkies” are “very culturally aware” and “know exactly how they’re going to get where they want to be.” Ethnically, Belmont is “not a very diverse school,” but “individuality” reigns “in ideas, styles of dress, taste in music, [and] philosophies.” One student jokes that “the campus looks like an indie band concert.” Students are “very friendly” and “accepting to atypical students.” One happy undergrad says, “Everyone here is their own animal, and we all love the Zoo.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student

Students Say

The stereotypical college party, with its keg stands and top 40 soundtrack, is definitely not the norm on Belmont’s “dry campus,” located “a block or two from [Nashville’s] Music Row.” Instead of partying, “People think about what they are going to do with the rest of their lives using the talents they have acquired. For fun, people play instruments, eat, and just watch movies or attend concerts” with performers “ranging from small, unsigned artists to major recording artists.” “Everyone has music on their mind”; students “go downtown to the Wildhorse Saloon, The Bluebird Cafe,” or the “Grand Ole Opry.” The same goes on campus, where “At any given moment, you can hear someone practicing or performing.” Belmont’s predominantly religious students appreciate the option to attend “a Bible Study every night of the week.” Nontraditional students report little involvement in college life: “The working adults have full-time jobs during the day that they have to mold class schedules around, and they pretty much stick to themselves.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
108
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
11

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Bruins)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bruins)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Vanderbilt University
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Vanderbilt University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tennessee State University

Sustainability

80/99
AASHE STARS® rating
GOLD
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
8%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2018.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admissions
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212

Phone
615-460-5930


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Beaman Student Life Center
Curb Event Center
Belmont Mansion
Center for Music Business Recording Studios
Massey Courtyard

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Parthenon
Bicentennial Mall
Music Row
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Ryman Auditorium

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Available, but times vary

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Belmont's campus is easily accessible by taxi from Nashville International Airport. The average charge is $25 for a one-way trip to the university area. Plan to allow approximately 20 minutes driving time from the airport to Belmont University. Nashville Metro has a full service fleet of buses providing trnsportation throughout the metro area.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-65 South: Exit onto I-440. Take Exit 3 onto 21st Avenue and proceed through two stoplights to the campus, located on your right. From I-40 West: Take I-440 East and Exit at 21st Ave. Go north (toward downtown Nashville). Turn right onto Magnolia Blvd and immediately turn right into the circular drive in front of Belmont's main administration building. Visitors may park on the circular drive or in front of the next building, The Massey Business Center. From I-40 East: Take I-440 West, following the directions to Nashville, which will take you onto I-65 North. At the first exit, Wedgewood Avenue, go left (west) through two traffic lights. Just before the third traffic light, at 16th, turn into the circular drive in front of Freeman Hall. Visitors may park on the circular drive or in front of the next building, he Massey Business Center. From I-24 East and West: Exit onto I-440 West. Take Exit 3 onto 21st Avenue and proceed to Wedgewood Avenue. Turn right onto Wedgewood and proceed through two stoplights to the campus, located on your right. From the Southeast ia I-24 or from the North or South via I-65: exit right onto I-440 West. Take exit 3 onto 21st Ave. and proceed to the fifth light at Wedgewood Ave. Turn right onto Wedgewood and proceed through two stoplights to the campus, located on your right.

Local Accommodations
Below is a list of Hotels near Belmont University. Most if not all offer Belmont discounted rates. Simply ask for the Belmont University rate when making your reservation. Baymont Inn and Suites (615)353-0700 (Up to $67 rate) Sales Contact: Karen Brice Located on the west side of Nashville at I-40.s exit #204. 10-12min. from campus. Newly renovated with Shoney's and 24-hr Kroger adjacent to property. Deluxe lobby breakfast, hairdryer, in-room coffee, exercise/weight room, outdoor pool. Comfort Inn and Suites (615)221-5001 ($59 rate) Sales Contact: Barbara Lee-Mitchell Specializing in Athletic Event accommodations. Includes deluxe continental breakfast and convenient to shopping. 10-12 minutes from campus. Exit 74A off I-65. Courtyard by Marriott (615)327-9900 ($87 rate) Sales Contact: Marti Timmons Located off of West End Ave and within blocks 12 restaurants. Complimentary garage parking, in-room coffee, outdoor pool. Restaurant located on premises. Just five minutes from campus. Guesthouse Inn and Suites (615)329-1000 ($60 rate) Sales Contact: Bobbie Sue Graham Off West End Ave. Belmont rate available. Deluxe Cont. breakfast, microwave, hairdryer, refrig, coffeemakers in room and comp. parking. Suites available. Free shuttle to Belmont. Just five minutes from BU. Hampton Inn and Suites - Green Hills (615)777-001 ($112 rate) Sales Contact: Lisa Spiller Property located less than five minutes from campus with free shuttle available. Luxury accommodations with complimentary expanded breakfast bar, adjacent to the Mall at Green Hills, plenty of parking and unique dining just a short walk away. La Quinta Inn (615)834-6900 ($56 rate) Sales Contact: Carol Smith or Stacey Lee Newly renovated rooms. Less than 10 minutes from campus and includes cont. breakfast. Off of I-65. Two restaurants adjacent to parking area and one mile from shopping malls, restaurants, and movies. Nashville Airport Marriott (615)889-9300 ($79 rate) Sales Contact: Keith Hensley Four-star, four-diamond full service hotel with on property restaurant and gift shop with fresh coffee and Krispy Kreme donuts. Indoor pool, full service exercise and weightroom, and batting cages for guest use. Adjacent to the airport and 10 minutes from campus. Vanderbilt Holiday Inn (615)320-4854 ($87 rate) Sales Contact: Mike Henry Located on West End Avenue just five minutes from Belmont and adjacent to Vanderbilt.s stadium. Covenient to downtown with free shuttle service available. In-house rstaurant available for team meals.


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