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Belmont Abbey College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Belmont Abbey College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Belmont Abbey College Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Belmont Abbey College was awarded 10 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, BAC is ranked #1,337 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when BAC held the #1,403 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 55 colleges in North Carolina, BAC is ranked at #39.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BAC?

Acceptance Rate

Belmont Abbey College has an acceptance rate of 99%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for BAC.

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 )

SAT Math Scores for Belmont Abbey College  ( 490 to 590 )
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 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 16 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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Belmont Abbey College is 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 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 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

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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Excellent Overall Diversity at BAC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,555 undergraduates at BAC with 1,381 being full-time and 174 being part-time.

BAC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 88.61 out of 100, BAC is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  88.61 out of 100
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How Much Does Belmont Abbey College Cost?

The overall average net price of BAC is $22,469. 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 +
$18,903 $20,730 $21,112 $23,627 $25,877

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At BAC, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $5,884 a year. That adds up to $23,536 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BAC is 8.3%. 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 $38,200 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Belmont Abbey College

Located in Belmont, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a private not-for-profit institution. Belmont is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Belmont Abbey College

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 101 $45,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 32 $34,200
Accounting 29 $43,600
Health & Physical Education 25 $27,000
General Education 23 $21,400
General Biology 22 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 17 $25,400
General Psychology 12 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 12 $31,200
Political Science & Government 10 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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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

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