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Campus & Student Life at Belhaven University

Home to about 2,025 undergraduates in 2020, Belhaven is a small, private university located in Jackson, Mississippi. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Belhaven offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Belhaven can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Belhaven Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Belhaven University is Affiliated With the Presbyterian Church (USA) Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Presbyterian Church (USA) faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Presbyterian Church (USA) Colleges and Universities.

Belhaven Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Belhaven Disability Services.

Belhaven for the Military

While not a "service academy", Belhaven does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Belhaven Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Belhaven for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Belhaven University

Belhaven offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Belhaven University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Belhaven University

Belhaven has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,025 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,177 (58.1%). Part-time attendance was 848 (41.9%).


Belhaven University is Ranked #671 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Belhaven receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Belhaven #671 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Belhaven University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Belhaven by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Belhaven Diversity Guide.

Belhaven University Competes in the NCAA

Belhaven has a total of 351 student athletes, 257 men and 94 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$5,173,296
Total Expenses (all teams)$5,072,250

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Belhaven University Athletics

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