Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Belmont Abbey College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Belmont Abbey College was awarded 51 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked BAC as #1,358 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when BAC held the #1,483 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

BAC is also ranked #35 out of 93 schools in North Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BAC?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Belmont Abbey College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 80%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to BAC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Belmont Abbey College  ( 490 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Belmont Abbey College  ( 480 to 590 )
BAC received ACT scores from 32% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Belmont Abbey College  ( 18 to 25 )

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Belmont Abbey College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Belmont Abbey College, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Belmont Abbey College is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Belmont Abbey College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Belmont Abbey College is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At BAC the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 43%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100

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Belmont Abbey College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,467 undergraduates at BAC with 1,390 being full-time and 77 being part-time.

How Much Does Belmont Abbey College Cost?

The overall average net price of BAC is $21,329. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BAC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,108 $18,625 $19,456 $22,662 $24,629

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of BAC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BAC, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $7,559 a year. That adds up to $30,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BAC is 7.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do BAC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from BAC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,947 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Belmont Abbey College make the most money.

Location of Belmont Abbey College

Located in Belmont, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Belmont makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for BAC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Belmont-Mt Holly Road, Belmont, NC 28012-1802
Phone: 704-461-6700

Belmont Abbey College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 98 $44,220
Health & Physical Education 35 $20,074
General Biology 33 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 26 $34,864
Liberal Arts General Studies 19 $36,412
General Psychology 18 NA
Accounting 14 $48,458
History 14 NA
General English Literature 13 NA
General Education 12 $24,933

Learn more about the majors offered at Belmont Abbey College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BAC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 150 students took at least one online class at Belmont Abbey College. This is an increase from the 92 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 150 0
2018-2019 92 0
2017-2018 123 0
2016-2017 8 0
2015-2016 77 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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