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Belmont University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Nashville, TN

$36,650

Avg tuition

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About Belmont University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Interdenominational  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Belmont University is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in Nashville, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,076, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 88%. The university offers 80 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 68%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for students are $36,650.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

88% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

84% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

68% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Recommended

High school rank Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 24-30

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1150-1340

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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9k

Students enrolled

38%

Online student enrollment

14:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold

Demographics

White

78%

Hispanic

7%

Black

6%

Two or more races

4%

Asian

3%

Unknown

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

16% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $36,650 $36,650
Graduate $24,300 $24,300

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,400
On-campus room and board $13,240
On-campus other expenses $5,235
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $14,085
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,235
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,235

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $56,525 $56,525
Off-campus without family $57,370 $57,370
Off-campus with family $43,285 $43,285

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

27%

State Grant Aid

23%

Institution Grant Aid

87%

Pell Grant

16%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,344
State Grant Aid $4,894
Institution Grant Aid $19,212
Pell Grant Aid $5,247

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$37k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I without football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

2

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies

BA

MA

DOC

3

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

4

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC