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Belhaven University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Belhaven University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Admission Difficulty for Belhaven University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
How hard is it to get into Belhaven University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Belhaven University is 50%.  It ranks #4 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Belhaven University is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,179 out of 2,380 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 995/1135 ACT 19/23). Belhaven University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.4. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Belhaven University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

Belhaven University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
995-1135
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Belhaven University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 485
SAT Composite 25th 995
SAT Scores for Belhaven University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 595
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1135
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Belhaven University?

Belhaven University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 995 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. Belhaven University ranks #7 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Belhaven University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1135 and Above Good >63%
1065 to 1135 Avg + 50%-63%
995 to 1065 Avg - 37%-50%
925 to 995 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 925 Low <26%
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Belhaven University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Belhaven University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Belhaven University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Belhaven University?

Admission data indicates that Belhaven University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Belhaven University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Belhaven University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >63%
21 to 23 Avg + 50%-63%
19 to 21 Avg - 37%-50%
17 to 19 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 17 Low <26%
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Belhaven University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Belhaven University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Belhaven University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Belhaven University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Mississippi for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Belhaven University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

68% of Belhaven University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Belhaven University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 4%
Top 25% of class 28%
Top 50% of class 68%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Belhaven University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,447 933 2,380
Accepted 672 507 1,179
Acceptance Rate 46% 54% 50%
Enrolled 148 136 284
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 27% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Belhaven University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Belhaven University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Belhaven University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Belhaven University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175421 IPEDS survey data for Belhaven University.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Belhaven University?

50% of those who apply are granted admission to Belhaven University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Belhaven University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 995 and 1135. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Belhaven University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 23. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.