#6 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee

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Belmont University overview
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Online belmont.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Interdenominational
Belmont University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Belmont University, a private Christian university established in 1890, is situated in Nashville, Tennessee, vibrant with a rich musical heritage and known as the heart of the country music industry. The university features a picturesque campus noted for its historic buildings in the Victorian and gothic architectural styles, contributing to its distinct aesthetics. Belmont offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs with a particular emphasis on music and music business, aligning with its Nashville location. The institution is moderately selective in its admissions process, seeking a diverse student body. On-campus living is available with a variety of residential options, reflecting the university's commitment to a comprehensive educational experience. Belmont is also recognized for its health sciences programs. Although not predominantly known for athletics, the university competes in NCAA Division I as the Bruins, with a notable men's basketball program.

In the most recent statistical year 9,163 prospective students applied, and 8,821 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,917 enrolled in the school.  8,288 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 622 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $38,000 plus fees of $1,850. Belmont is ranked 317 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Belmont is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Belmont University overview
SAT 1150/1340
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.83

Applications Accepted

Belmont University overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Belmont University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$1,850
Room and Board $13,670
Budget for Other Expenses$5,560
Total One Year Cost$60,480

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Belmont University students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 34%
Business 16%
Health Professions 13%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 5%
Communications Technology 5%

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