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BELMONT UNIVERSITY, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Nashville, TennesseeLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1889Established Year
  8300Enrollment

Belmont University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Found in 1890, Belmont University is a private university in Nashville, Nashville. It is a Christian school and utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its undergraduate enrollment is 6,656 and it is set in an urban area. The university continues to emphasize a Christian identity, even after cutting ties with the Tennessee Baptist Convention in 2007. 

Ranking

  • Ranked #166 in National Universities Rankings 2020 by US News
  • Ranked 401-500th in US Rankings 2020 by THE (Times Higher Education)
  • Ranked #23 in the Best Colleges for Music in America Rankings 2020, #89 in Best Colleges for Nursing in America Rankings 2020, #94 in Best College Campuses in America Rankings 2020 by NICHE.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Endowment171 million USD
Student Retention Rate72%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Housing Capacity52%
Annual cost of Attendance50,740 USD
Admission Helpdeskbuadmission@belmont.edu | 615 460-6785

Campus

  • Located next to the world-famous music row, it's natural that the university provides ample opportunities to the artist in you. The university organizes Showcase Series, Cafe performances, theatre and dance events, art exhibitions, and fashion shows.
  • There are more than 150 student clubs and organizations, and more than 500 student programs every year.
  • There are endless opportunities for the students to join in and have fun: from Showcase Series to Friday Night Movies in the on-campus movie theater, to Nights in Nashville, to Greek Sing, to Fall Follies.
  • More than 3,300 students live on campus, and the university has 17 NCAA Division 1 Athletic Teams.
  • Moreover, according to 'Travel & Leisure', Nashville comes under the Top 20 Friendliest Cities in the World.

Residence

  • The incoming first-year students start with the freshman residence halls and then have the chance to move into one of the upperclassman communities, by the time they reach their sophomore or junior year.
  • There are 9 freshman halls; 3 community halls, Hail and Wright only for females, and Pembroke for males; 4 Suite styled halls, Kennedy only for females, and Patton & Bear House, Potter, and Thraikill for both males and females; and 2 Historic Suite Styled Halls, Heron only for females, and Maddox only for males.
  • There are 6 upperclassman complexes, all house both males and females; Belmont Common and Hillside are apartment styled complexes, Dickens and Horrell are apartment styled hall complexes, while Russell and Tall Hall are suite styled and resident styled complexes.
  • You get free wireless internet, though no appliances (like refrigerator, microwave) are provided by the university. Your meal plan is customizable throughout the year, and you can make requests for your roommate.

Programs

  • There are over 95 different programs of study at the undergraduate level, from Chemistry to English to Architecture to Multimedia Production.
  • The university offers graduate degrees at both masters and doctorate levels in several programs like English, Accounting, Music etc.
  • Because of the proximity to the "Music City", it's no surprise that there is a focus on the studies and activities related to the entertainment industry.
  • And, also why approximately 20% of the students study music management, and 4 of their top 5 studied courses are related to the entertainment industry.

Top Programs in Belmont University

ProgramsFees Per Annum
M.B.A Professional$22,680
M.B.A Healthcare$22,680
M.B.A Accelerated$22,680

Admission Process

International students seekingadmissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

  • Students applying for an undergraduate program require to submit:
    • Entire degree-seeking application and 50 USD application fee. Submit using either Belmont Online Application, or The Common Application©.
    • Course-by-course credential evaluation of your high school transcript.
    • SAT or ACT scores
    • A counselor recommendation
    • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL (minimum 80 in internet-based test or 550 in paper-based test) or IELTS (minimum score of 6.5)
  • Students applying for graduate courses will have to submit the following:
    • Application Form
    • Application fee of 50 USD
    • Official transcripts
    • Recommendation form by professors
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL scores (required minimum of 550 PBT or 80 iBT)
    • Other requirements specific to the course

Cost of Attendance

  • The estimated cost for undergraduate courses is as follows:
    • Tuition and Fees 37,030 USD
    • Room and Board 12,890 USD
    • Total Cost 49,920 USD
  • Apart from the meal plan charges, and health insurance charges, both of which varies student to student, the tuition for different graduate courses is:
    • MEd, MAT, MSA, MM & MA Courses 1,300 per hour
    • MBA Core Courses 3,700 USD per course
    • MACC Core Courses 2,865 USD per course
    • MS Audio Engineering (0-8 hours) 1,395 USD per hour
    • MS Audio Engineering (9+ hours) 12,570 USD per semester
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (0-8 hours) 1,490 USD per hour
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (9+ hours 13,420 USD per semester
    • MSN – Graduate Nursing 1,390 USD per hour
    • MA Mental Health Counseling (0-11 hours) 1,320 USD per hour
    • MA Mental Health Counseling (12+ hours) 15,850 USD per semester
    • Occupational Therapy 20,960 USD per semester
    • Occupational Therapy Weekend Program (MSOT) 14,760 USD per semester
    • Pharmacy 20,960 USD per semester
    • Physical Therapy 20,960 USD per semester
    • Law 23,440 USD per semester

Financial Aid for International Students

General Academic Merit Scholarships

  • Aid ranges from 3,000 USD to 10,000 USD annually
  • Provided by the university
  • Academic credentials must meet or match University’s freshman class profile

Archer Presidential Scholarship

  • Most competitive scholarship of the university
  • Covers all expenses for four years of continuous study
  • Awarded to give incoming freshmen
  • Candidates must have a minimum score of 30 on ACT or 1360 on SAT

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship

  • Given to one student
  • Selected from five finalists
  • Covers all expenses

Faculty Scholar

  • Worth 15,000 USD per year
  • Awarded to approximately 200-225 students every year
  • Given to students with outstanding academic, extra-curricular, leadership records

Alumni

  • Belmont University Alumni Association is a wide network of students passed out from the university.
  • By joining the Belmont Alumni Discount Program online, you can have access to an elite collection of local and national discounts from thousands of hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, retailers, florists, car dealers, theme parks, national attractions, concerts and special events.
  • In financial need, you can apply for Alumni Relations Scholarship Offerings.

Placements

  • 94% of graduates were employed, or pursuing further education, or enlisted in the military, only within 6 months of graduation.
  • Several career fairs are organized throughout the year, like Education Career Fair, Homecoming Non-profit Fair, Curb College Internship Fair, etc.
  • Median earnings, 2 years and 6 years, after graduation, are respectively 34,600 USD and 44,100 USD per year.
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Belmont University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population8300
FAFSA Code003479
Application Cost$50
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$35,650 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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Regular decision Deadlines

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score122511401310 35%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630590670-
Mathematics595550640-
ACTCheck Detailed Score272429 81%
English282432-
Mathematics252227-

Belmont University Acceptance Rate

81.2%

Acceptance Rate

7737

Total Applicants

8246

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

37.0%

Male

63.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program81.2%
Total Applicants8173
Total Enrolled6636
Graduate
Graduate Programs81.2%
Total Applicants1983
Total Enrolled1610

Belmont University Enrollment

Enrollment
Belmont University Enrollment8246
Undergraduate Enrollment6636
Graduate Enrollment1610
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate73.6%

Attendance Cost

$35,650

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$35,650 / Year
Post Graduate Program$37,800 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,400 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,680 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$4,840 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,680 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,840 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,750 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,940 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Education ProgramsMontessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Pharmacy ProgramsAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
116984242745661
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    RANKED  #318

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    900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212
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