#14 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, North Carolina

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Belmont Abbey College overview
Location Belmont, North Carolina
Online belmontabbeycollege.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Belmont Abbey College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Belmont Abbey College is a private liberal arts Catholic college founded in 1876 by the Benedictine monks, located in Belmont, North Carolina, just west of Charlotte. The institution features a picturesque campus known for its Gothic architecture and offers a range of undergraduate degrees focused notably on the liberal arts, business, and education. The college provides on-campus living options in a collection of residence halls to foster an integrated academic and social experience. Belmont Abbey College maintains a holistic admissions process that is moderately selective. The college emphasizes a classical education with a global perspective, prioritizing the development of the whole person. While not distinguished for athletics on a wide national scale, Belmont Abbey does field a variety of sports teams known as the Crusaders, participating in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas.

In the most recent statistical year 2,757 prospective students applied, and 2,679 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 394 enrolled in the school.  1,363 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 138 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $18,500 plus fees of $0. BAC is ranked 921 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












BAC is rated within the lower 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Belmont Abbey College overview
SAT 950/1140
ACT 18/26
GPA 3.32

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Belmont Abbey College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $11,658
Budget for Other Expenses$3,200
Total One Year Cost$34,358

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$41,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

38% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Belmont Abbey College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 39%
Education 25%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 7%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 7%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197984 IPEDS survey data for Belmont Abbey College.

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