Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee
4-year Private university


Belmont University is a private institution established in 1890 with urban setting located at Nashville. It is ranked 236 in National Universities  in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar. The school offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees. Belmont students must live in university housing until they complete 60 credits, and they can participate in Greek life, student government and many other organizations.

#236 in National Universities
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1890
Selectivity Unselective
Size Medium
7,376 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Visual and Performing Arts
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $34,310
Outstate Tuition Fee $34,310
Room and Board Fees $14,290
$34,052 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


96% (Unselective) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.8 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Native language is English or, Successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 112 or, Sufficient SAT OR ACT scores.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$31,943 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$27,378 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $60,480
56% Students with need received Financial Aid
15.6% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth full tuition, room, board, books, and fees
Eligibility Incoming first year students
Minimum Criteria a minimum composite score of 30 on the ACT or SAT score of 1390
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Faculty Scholar
Total Worth $15,000 per year
Eligibility Freshmen
Minimum Criteria approximately 200-225 first-year students with outstanding academic, extra-curricular and leadership records.
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
General Academic Merit Scholarships
Total Worth $3,000 to $12,000 annually
Eligibility Freshmen
Minimum Criteria ACT composite score of 27 or SAT score of 1250, with a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.80 on a four-point scale.
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Thomas J. Madden Ministerial Scholarship
Total Worth full-tuition
Details for a male Christian freshman majoring in religion who plans to enter full-time ministry
Glover Accounting Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Merit-based scholarship for freshman students in the Jack C. Massey College of Business who major in accounting and meet the general academic merit scholarship criteria.


7,376 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
85% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
65% Students graduate within 6 years