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Belmont Abbey College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Belmont Abbey College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Belmont Abbey College Ranked?

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2021 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 14 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked BAC as #1,409 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

BAC is also ranked #40 out of 56 schools in North Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BAC?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 99%, some consider BAC to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 54% 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 560. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Belmont Abbey College  ( 490 to 560 )
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SAT Math Scores for Belmont Abbey College  ( 490 to 590 )
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BAC received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Belmont Abbey College  ( 18 to 24 )
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Belmont Abbey College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Belmont Abbey College is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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
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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 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from BAC have a four-year graduation rate of 33%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100
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100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at BAC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,507 undergraduates at BAC with 1,388 being full-time and 119 being part-time.

BAC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 89.58 out of 100, BAC is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  89.58 out of 100
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How Much Does Belmont Abbey College Cost?

The overall average net price of BAC is $22,101. 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 +
$18,935 $19,441 $19,725 $25,088 $24,872

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 66% of students took out student loans averaging $5,946 a year. That adds up to $23,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BAC is 12.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution 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 $38,200 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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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
Website: www.belmontabbeycollege.edu

Belmont Abbey College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 79 $45,800
Accounting 31 $43,600
Health & Physical Education 31 $27,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25 $34,200
General Education 24 $21,400
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 $25,400
Liberal Arts General Studies 21 $31,200
General Biology 17 NA
General Psychology 15 NA
History 12 NA

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 2017-2018, 123 students took at least one online class at Belmont Abbey College. This is an increase from the 8 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 123 0
2016-2017 8 0
2015-2016 77 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Belmont Abbey College.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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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