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If you want to know more about Belmont University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Belmont University Ranked?

2021 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 University was awarded 39 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is visual and performing arts.

Overall Quality

Belmont landed the #324 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Belmont held the #354 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Belmont also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Tennessee ranking.

See all of the rankings for Belmont University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Belmont?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Belmont University is 81%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Belmont is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 35% of students accepted to Belmont submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 670. Math scores were between 550 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Belmont University  ( 590 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Belmont University  ( 550 to 640 )
Belmont received ACT scores from 81% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Belmont University  ( 24 to 29 )

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Belmont University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Belmont University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 University is 41%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  41 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Belmont University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Belmont University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Belmont the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 57%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Belmont University.

Good Overall Diversity at Belmont

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,497 undergraduates at Belmont with 6,161 being full-time and 336 being part-time.

Belmont 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.

The overall diversity score for Belmont is 80.07 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.07 out of 100
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How Much Does Belmont University Cost?

The overall average net price of Belmont is $35,861. 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 Belmont

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$25,875 $30,663 $33,387 $36,101 $42,518

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 Belmont, 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 Belmont, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $7,608 a year. That adds up to $30,432 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Belmont is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Belmont Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Belmont make about $44,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Belmont students since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Belmont University make the most money.

Location of Belmont University

Belmont University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Belmont University

Contact details for Belmont are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212-3757
Phone: 615-460-6000

Belmont University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 65 majors graduated from Belmont University. Of these students, 1,635 received undergraduate degrees and 545 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Arts & Media Management 406 $28,900
Nursing 151 $55,100
Music 106 $19,700
Audiovisual Communications 89 $22,000
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 71 $29,400
Communication & Media Studies 49 $26,000
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 48 NA
General Psychology 45 NA
Health & Physical Education 39 NA
Design & Applied Arts 37 $24,100

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

Online Learning at Belmont

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, 1,878 students took at least one online class at Belmont University. This is a decrease from the 2,448 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,878 22
2016-2017 2,448 17
2015-2016 1,974 17
2014-2015 1,646 9
2013-2014 1,069 6

Learn more about online learning at Belmont University.

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