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Chances of getting into Belmont Abbey College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.6%
Admission Difficulty for Belmont Abbey College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into BAC and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #49 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,721 out of 2,134 applicants were admitted making Belmont Abbey College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. Belmont Abbey College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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 submit SAT scores and 38% submit ACT scores.

BAC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1220
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 610
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1100

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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Belmont Abbey College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >88%
1095 to 1220 Avg + 81%-88%
970 to 1095 Avg - 71%-81%
845 to 970 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 845 Low <60%
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BAC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
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 19
ACT Scores for Belmont Abbey College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

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 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 16 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Belmont Abbey College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Belmont Abbey College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >89%
22 to 26 Avg + 81%-89%
19 to 22 Avg - 73%-81%
16 to 19 Reach 63%-73%
Less than 16 Low <63%
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BAC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.13
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 3.13 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.13 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as BAC accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Belmont Abbey College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 14% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

60% 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 8%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 60%
Bottom 50% of class 40%
Bottom 25% of class 14%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Belmont Abbey College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,063 1,071 2,134
Accepted 890 831 1,721
Acceptance Rate 84% 78% 81%
Enrolled 159 209 368
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 25% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
263

Applicants have 263 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Belmont Abbey College Admission 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?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to BAC. Admission competition is and the college has average 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 1220. 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 19 and 26. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.