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Belmont University Data & Information Overview

458 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
88% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Belmont University Ranked?

#206 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in TN
Communications Technologies & Support Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 458 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communications technologies & support.

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Overall Quality

Belmont landed the #206 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Belmont also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Tennessee ranking.

See all of the rankings for Belmont University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Belmont?

88% Acceptance Rate
71% Of Accepted Are Women
22% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 88%, Belmont University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 22% 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 690. Math scores were between 560 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Belmont University  ( 590 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Belmont University  ( 560 to 650 )
Belmont received ACT scores from 44% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Belmont University  ( 24 to 30 )

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Belmont University Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
48% Full Time Teachers

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 48%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  48 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Belmont University

84% Freshmen Retention
60% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% 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  84 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 60%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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

Belmont University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,330 Full-Time Undergraduates
18.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
65.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,631 undergraduates at Belmont with 6,330 being full-time and 301 being part-time.

How Much Does Belmont University Cost?

$30,489 Net Price
38% Take Out Loans
$35,556 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Belmont is $30,489. 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 +
$19,078 $20,966 $26,313 $29,809 $40,240

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 38% of students took out student loans averaging $8,889 a year. That adds up to $35,556 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Belmont is 2.5%. 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?

$49,950 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Belmont with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $49,950 in their early years. This is good news for future Belmont graduates since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Belmont University make the most money.

Location of Belmont University

Tennessee State
6,330 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

66 Majors With Completions
1,732 Undergraduate Degrees
735 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 66 majors graduated from Belmont University. Of these students, 1,732 received undergraduate degrees and 735 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 430 $31,035
Nursing 186 $55,459
Music 98 $19,843
Audiovisual Communications 91 $27,055
General Psychology 50 $28,781
Communication & Media Studies 49 $34,080
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 48 $21,920
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 48 $27,943
General English Literature 39 $27,867
Health & Physical Education 38 $18,988

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

Online Learning at Belmont

38% Take At Least One Class Online
1% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 3,310 students took at least one online class at Belmont University. This is a decrease from the 5,111 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 3,310 59
2019-2020 5,111 77
2018-2019 1,729 14
2017-2018 1,878 22
2016-2017 2,448 17

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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