Belmont University

Belmont University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Belmont University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Belmont University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 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 166 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other arts, entertainment, and media management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Belmont as #249 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Belmont held the #324 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 50 colleges in Tennessee, Belmont is ranked at #3.

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

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 University, this ratio is 14 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 University is 45%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  45 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Belmont University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Belmont University has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 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.

Belmont University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,820 undergraduates at Belmont with 6,563 being full-time and 257 being part-time.

How Much Does Belmont University Cost?

The overall average net price of Belmont is $35,548. 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 +
$25,980 $26,275 $31,006 $35,878 $42,821

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 3.0%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Belmont make around $44,100 per year during the early years of their employment. 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

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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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, 1,790 received undergraduate degrees and 590 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 504 $28,900
Nursing 204 $55,100
Music 107 $19,700
Audiovisual Communications 75 $22,000
Design & Applied Arts 60 $24,100
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 59 $29,400
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 50 NA
General Psychology 48 NA
Health & Physical Education 42 NA
General Business/Commerce 40 $49,300

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 1,729 students took at least one online class at Belmont University. This is a decrease from the 1,878 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,729 14
2017-2018 1,878 22
2016-2017 2,448 17
2015-2016 1,974 17
2013-2014 1,069 6

Learn more about online learning at Belmont University.

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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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