Belmont University
Nashville, TN 37212-3757


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 7,723
Religious affiliation Interdenominational
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,310 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Belmont University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 7,263 applications and 5,886 students were granted admission. Belmont University is at the #79 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 78% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 40% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1040 to 1250
ACT24 to 29

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Belmont University's tuition was $29,930 for all students regardless of residency (11.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of Belmont University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 15% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,452 (which is 1.2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Belmont University in 2016-2017, was 546, which is 39% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,501 (which is 6.7% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Belmont University has enrolled a total of 7,723 students (6,983 students full-time and 740 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 7,723 students, 402 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 6,293 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,430 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 17 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 79%

Black/African American: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Belmont University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 20% 190
Legal Professions And Studies 14% 136
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 9% 88
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 8% 74
Health Professions And Related Programs 6% 55
Psychology 5% 52
Education 5% 49
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 29
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 16
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 14

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Belmont University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Belmont University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,400. Last year, out of the total 1,174 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,092 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,190 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,083 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,400 $43,000
Employment Rate 93% 91%
Total Graduates 1,174 1,190

Campus Location

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