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Belmont University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1890
Affiliation: Baptist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,774
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $52,001,266
Admissions Address

1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212

Website

http://www.belmont.edu

Admissions E-mail

buadmission@mail.belmont.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kathryn H. Baugher
Admissions office telephone: (615) 460-6785
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.xap.com/applications/Belmont_University/apply.html Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 5 3
Total academic units 18 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? Yes, for all students
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 69%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 69%
Total applicants: 2,266
Total acceptances: 1,572
Total freshman enrollment: 767
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 885
Male acceptances: 605
Male freshman enrollment: 324
 
Female applicants: 1,381
Female acceptances: 967
Female freshman enrollment: 443
Out-of-state freshmen: 64%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 37%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 66%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 94%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 81%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 56%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 – 640
Math: 530 – 640
Combined: 1070 – 1280

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8.0% 8.0%
600-699 44.0% 37.0%
500-599 39.0% 42.0%
400-499 9.0% 13.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 76%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 – 30
Math: 22 – 27
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 13.0% 29.0% 10.0%
24-29 57.0% 50.0% 52.0%
18-23 30.0% 20.0% 34.0%
12-17 0.0% 1.0% 4.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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