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Belmont University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Belmont University

Belmont University

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Belmont University Description:

Belmont University is a rapidly growing private Christian university located on a 75-acre campus two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. This location has helped Belmont's programs in music and music business flourish. The university frequently ranks highly among master's-level institutions in the south, and top-ranked Vanderbilt University is just a couple blocks away. Students can choose from over 75 areas of study; music business and nursing are the most popular with undergraduates. The university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and about half of all classes have 20 or fewer students. On the athletic front, the Belmont University Bruins compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,665 (5,289 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,380
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,000
  • Other Expenses: $4,250
  • Total Cost: $43,030

Belmont University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%
  • Belmont University Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 67%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,060
    • Loans: $6,098

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Music Business, Music Performance, Nursing

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 27%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Belmont and the Common Application

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Belmont University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.belmont.edu/oc/mission/index.html

"Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith."

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