Belmont Abbey College in Belmont

Belmont, NC

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Belmont Abbey College offers 51-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 69%. The most popular test is SAT - 63% of students submitted it in comparison to 40% of students who submitted ACT. 43% are women, and 57% are men. 2% percents of international students. Belmont Abbey College is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Belmont Abbey College is 22625$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $23600 and $32694 per year. 38% of full-time Belmont Abbey College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Belmont Abbey College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Belmont Abbey College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,444
$30,001 - $48,000$20,526
$48,001 - $75,000$21,234
$75,001 - $110,000$24,749

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5828

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1377 of Belmont Abbey College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 88 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Belmont Abbey College number 63 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at Belmont Abbey College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Belmont Abbey College.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Belmont Abbey College graduation rate is below the national average.

38% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Belmont Abbey College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Belmont Abbey College acceptance rate is at the level of national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 62%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 7%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Belmont Abbey College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 2% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Belmont Abbey College full-time retention rate is 60% and part-time retention rate is 50%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Belmont Abbey College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
900 - 1130

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 450 - 570
Math: 450 - 560
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Belmont Abbey College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 25

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 17 - 25
Math: 18 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Belmont Abbey College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Belmont Abbey College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Belmont Abbey College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 100 Belmont-Mt Holly Road address in Belmont, North Carolina.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Belmont Abbey College with 1.21% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, robbery, and arson.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Belmont Abbey College offers 51 programs in total: 51 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 196 universities in North Carolina state. Belmont Abbey College is one of the few institutions in North Carolina that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the North Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Belmont Abbey College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1390 students with 41698 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Belmont Abbey College

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Overall Rating:

If you want incompetent staff, prison food on a daily, and dorms that are equivalent to a zoo, then this is the college for you.Their mission statement is “embracing the habit of excellence and virtue in all that we do.” It should be changed to “embracing the habit of transforming incoming freshmen to semi-functioning alcoholics.” They say their Catholic. Hmmm...maybe in appearance only. When you really see what’s going on behind the scenes on this campus you’ll began to question why you just dropped $26k for an adult daycare.Well let’s take a look at the facts. For such an easy school with a typical ACT score of 18 get accepted, why isn’t their graduation rate higher than 41%? Good question. Let me tell you why. CONS: 1. It’s too expensive for what you pay for therefore a majority of students leave. 2. The living conditions are terrible therefore people will leave and not come back. 3. The staff is completely irresponsible and incompetent. Cough cough...Tom Mcallister and Amanda Bambury. 4. The school is money hungry because no one will back them financially. (There’s an insider secret for you.) Who would? Investors...take your money elsewhere. Maybe a college with real potential perhaps. 5. They will not let you live off campus and try to keep you paying for horrible living conditions because they are money hungry. Wow, this is a reoccurring issue, isn’t it? 6. The food is below par. Wait, but it’s a college, shouldn’t we expect that? Hold on to yourself for a minute and let me explain. Go take a look at the picture of the plastic “i don’t know what” and get back to me with your answer. 7. This list will go on forever. So why don’t you just drop $25k and go find out for yourself.PROS: 1. The lawn guys know how to stripe the grass. Tell José hi for me when you stop by for a visit, ok?

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Overall Rating:

Nice campus. Great small college, personal atmosphere. Students are friendly and helpful. Very convenient location close to Charlotte and I-85. Love the buildings and architecture. The influence of the monks on campus is beneficial as well. Students seem to really enjoy going to school here.

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Overall Rating:

Beautiful church building and very nice stained glass windows.

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Overall Rating:

Just had the field hockey team visit with Samaritan House and our guests. They made a great dinner and everyone enjoyed the meal and hanging out, some great special times. Belmont Abbey should be proud of their team for their giving back to the community. Coach Gainsford has a great group of young ladies to be proud of. Thank you to the whole team!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Its a great school for a lot of people and for myself personally! Staff here are great to work with and they want you to succeed as well. They will work with you!!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 100 Belmont-Mt Holly Road


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7044616700

Institution is active in current year: 1

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