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Chances of getting into Belmont Abbey College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
80%
Admission Difficulty for Belmont Abbey College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into BAC and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at BAC is 80%.  It ranks #45 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Belmont Abbey College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,836 out of 2,292 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent (SAT 970/1180 ACT 18/25). Belmont Abbey College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.2. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The BAC application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jul 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Belmont Abbey College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 55% of students submitted SAT scores and 38% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

BAC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
970-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT 
55%
SAT Scores for Belmont Abbey College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Belmont Abbey College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Belmont Abbey College?

Belmont Abbey College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 860. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. BAC ranks #17 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Belmont Abbey College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >88%
1075 to 1180 Avg + 80%-88%
970 to 1075 Avg - 68%-80%
865 to 970 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 865 Low <53%
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BAC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
38%
ACT Scores for Belmont Abbey College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Belmont Abbey College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that BAC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Belmont Abbey College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Belmont Abbey College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >89%
21 to 25 Avg + 80%-89%
18 to 21 Avg - 70%-80%
15 to 18 Reach 57%-70%
Less than 15 Low <57%
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BAC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.2
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Belmont Abbey College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into BAC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Belmont Abbey College was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #32 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as BAC accepts 80% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Belmont Abbey College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 4.59% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.54% Good
3.50 to 3.74 13.78% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 14.29% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 19.64% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 21.68% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 11.48% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

52% of Belmont Abbey College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Belmont Abbey College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 5%
Top 25% of class 11%
Top 50% of class 52%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Belmont Abbey College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,183 1,109 2,292
Accepted 979 857 1,836
Acceptance Rate 83% 77% 80%
Enrolled 198 196 394
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 23% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
221

Applicants have 221 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Belmont Abbey College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Belmont Abbey College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Belmont Abbey College
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=197984 IPEDS survey data for Belmont Abbey College.

FAQs

Does Belmont Abbey College prefer SAT or ACT?

55% of students submit their SAT scores to BAC. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Belmont Abbey College?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to BAC. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Belmont Abbey College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1180. 55% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Belmont Abbey College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.