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Belmont University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Belmont University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
81.2%
Admission Difficulty for Belmont University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Belmont University and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,282 out of 7,737 applicants were admitted making Belmont University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 25 percent. Belmont University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Belmont University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1210-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
35%
SAT Scores for Belmont University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Belmont University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1290

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

Belmont University typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Belmont University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >88%
1290 to 1370 Avg + 81%-88%
1210 to 1290 Avg - 71%-81%
1130 to 1210 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 1130 Low <60%
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Belmont University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
81%
ACT Scores for Belmont University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Belmont University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Belmont University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 81 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Belmont University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Belmont University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >89%
26 to 29 Avg + 81%-89%
24 to 26 Avg - 74%-81%
22 to 24 Reach 65%-74%
Less than 22 Low <65%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Belmont University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Belmont University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Belmont University accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Belmont University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 37% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

61% of Belmont University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Belmont University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 31%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 91%
Bottom 50% of class 9%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Belmont University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,391 2,346 7,737
Accepted 4,483 1,799 6,282
Acceptance Rate 83% 77% 81%
Enrolled 1,052 516 1,568
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 29% 25%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
235

Applicants have 235 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Belmont University before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Belmont University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Belmont University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Belmont 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=219709 IPEDS survey data for Belmont University.

Frequently Asked Questions

35% of students submit their SAT scores to Belmont University. 81% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Belmont University. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1370. 35% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 29. 81% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.