Belmont University in Nashville

Nashville, TN

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Belmont University offers 282-degree programs and 15 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 83%. The most popular test is SAT - 39% of students submitted it in comparison to 79% of students who submitted ACT. 38.3% are women, and 61.7% are men. 1% percents of international students. Belmont University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Belmont University is 33717$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $34810 and $45340 per year. 69% of full-time Belmont University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $41,800, 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 University 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 University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$25,586
$30,001 - $48,000$27,962
$48,001 - $75,000$31,886
$75,001 - $110,000$34,492

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores


  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6050

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3783 of Belmont University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 65 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Belmont University number 11 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Tennessee.

Students at Belmont University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial 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

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

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 University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

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.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

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 University graduation rate is above the national average.

69% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Belmont University 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 consideration 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 institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores


  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • 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 University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 69%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 14%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $30k - $40k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 63%, so Belmont University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 20%.


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 University full-time retention rate is 83% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

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 counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has 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 University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1040 - 1250

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 530 - 630
Math: 510 - 620
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

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


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
23 - 28

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 24 - 31
Math: 22 - 27
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
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 University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 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 University 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 University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Tennessee.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1900 Belmont Blvd address in Nashville, Tennessee.


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 University with 0.23% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Belmont University offers 282 programs in total: 213 are for Bachelor's degree and 54 are Master's degree.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 43 universities in Davidson county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Belmont University is one of the few institutions in Davidson that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 15 distance education programs that are offered in the Belmont University: 12 are for Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


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 Tennessee state average data to help you compare.


Belmont University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5815 students with 174438 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 492 with 11819 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 786 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Belmont University

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I came here on Friday for a student film auditions now mind you I am a very small town girl I am not used to the city so I didn’t know my way around I got lost, but finally found where I was supposed to be after awhile, I love this place it is such a nice fancy school! The students are very sweet thanks for this amazing experience

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Such a great beautiful place and comfortable clean environment I love the work everyone does so great and fantastic I love the people how there so nice keep up the good work everyone!!!

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This is a sad Christmas for me. My kids have moved really far away. I fell like the only thing that Wil make me a little happy is go to church Christmas services. I hope all y'all out there have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. They concert I watched tonight was amazing. It was totally a joy to watch watch your performance.

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I hope to attend the school, so I can major in Nursing!!! I love all of the things about the school that I have learned thus far!!

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Overall Rating:

The Bad- Transferred in from out of state and did 2.5 years. 2 of those years were warranted, but due to poor communication and planning from my counselor and an incompetent financial aid staff, i had to stay here 1 more semester than anticipated.The Good- Excellent education with caring professors. This school attracts a wide variety of talented individuals with wide eyes about the world. The school does well with preparing its students for their careers. I loved my time here.Some will complain about the school's traditions and archaic rules, but Belmont is a private school, you don't have to attend if it doesn't fit your metric.I enjoyed my time here, I was set in a career less than a month after graduating, but the school really needs to raise the intensity of the requirements and lower acceptance because it cannot handle the rate of growth that it is experiencing. Fix the internal communication issues, aging infrastructure and financial aid department, then look at accepting more students. The rapid growth only tells us that the Bruins are growing too big for their britches.

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Location & Website

Address: 1900 Belmont Blvd


Religious affiliation: Interdenominational

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6154606000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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