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Belmont University

Nashville, TN


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A Place to Belong - Belmont University

Nationally ranked and consistently recognized as a “Most Innovative” university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University is home to nearly 8,500 students who come from every state and more than 36 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With approximately 100 areas of undergraduate study, more than 25 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.

Why Choose Belmont?

Belmont is devoted to being a premier teaching institution. What that means to you is that while our faculty are constantly researching and growing in their individual field, their primary focus is on capturing the best methods to teach. They work diligently at creating the best classroom experience possible. Belmont faculty and staff dedicate themselves to preparing and empowering students to find their passion and use it to transform the world, locally and globally, through participation in such projects as relief trips to Haiti, medical missions to Guatemala and sports outreach expeditions to South Africa as well as volunteering at homeless shelters and community organizations in downtown Nashville. Clearly, the Belmont mission is about shaping the whole person; intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually.

A Leader In Academics

Belmont’s 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio makes for a uniquely personal learning experience. In fact, nearly half of Belmont’s classes consist of fewer than 19 students. Belmont is also home to a number of unique academic programs that link classroom education with real-life experience. Belmont is committed to leading the way by pioneering exciting majors like biophysics, business systems and analytics, emerging media, and music technology.  Our facilities offer state-of-the-art technology and our students aren’t just observing faculty - they are partnering with them on research, health care simulations, audio productions, film making and more. Plus abundant opportunities exist for internships for students in any major, and our students are highly encouraged to participate in study away in a variety of locations in the U.S. and abroad.

A Thriving Community

Belmont University’s beautiful 93-acre campus is brimming with possibilities to help you enjoy your new home-away-from-home. Both residential and commuter students spend time in the Beaman Student Life Center, the hub of campus activities, where you’ll find a top-notch fitness center, recreational gym and group fitness room as well as Belmont’s famed rock-climbing wall. Beaman sits next to the Curb Event Center, a 5,000-seat sport and entertainment complex. And it’s all only steps away from Harrington Place Dining and a stunning outdoor space, perfect for open-air studies and Frisbee practice.

Sports fans have plenty to cheer with 17 NCAA Division I teams to follow (Go Bruins!) not to mention intramural options you know and love (flag football, basketball, tennis, etc.) The Student Activities Programming Board will keep you busy as well with a wide variety of campus-wide socials, movie nights, concerts and the annual Fall Follies show, a “Saturday Night Live” - like student production not intended for the humor impaired.

When you’re ready to delve more deeply into campus life and connect with community, Belmont more than cooperates with 160+ recognized student organizations to choose from including sports clubs, Greek organizations, service-minded groups, faith development fellowships and several niche honor societies.

A Growing, Urban Hometown

One of Belmont’s greatest assets is its hometown. The rare place that combines small-town charm with big city possibilities. Nashville provides the backdrop for an amazing college experience while setting the stage for limitless career potential. Local internship opportunities are plentiful. In fact, Belmont students have connected with the Country Music Association, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), The Nashville Predators, Caterpillar Financial, Nissan and major public relations firms, among others.

Nashville also offers countless opportunities for fun with professional sports teams and numerous art museums, parks and outdoor recreational areas. Plus Nashville boasts the reputation of being the “Athens of the South” with more than 20 colleges and universities located in the area. 

Come experience our Belmont community by scheduling an in person-visit or learn about our campus through Belmont’s online tour. Find out for yourself how life at Belmont can shape your future.

Location & Contact

Address 1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN  37212-3757
United States
Contact Mr. David Mee
Associate Provost and Dean of Enrollment
Phone: 615-460-5479
Fax: 615-460-5434

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Resum&,e of activities

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 580 670
SAT Math 550 650
ACT Composite 24 29

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

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99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
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Student Body

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Hispanic/Latino 6.36%
Black or African American 4.98%
White or Caucasian 79.7%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.34%
Asian 2.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 4.25%
Other 1.25%


Male (35.06%)
Female (64.94%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 56%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Fall Festival, Homecoming and Towering Traditions

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Service Corp, Alpha Sigma Tau, Phi Mu, Phi Kappa Tau and MOB

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
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Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
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Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
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Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 386
Part-time - 508
Male - 422
Female - 472
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