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Belmont Admission Requirements

Nashville, Tennessee

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Your chances of getting into Belmont University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

96.3%
Admission Difficulty for Belmont University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Belmont is 96.3%.  Its admission rate is the 42nd lowest in Tennessee.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Belmont and can you get accepted?

Belmont University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 8,821 out of the 9,163 who applied were admitted.

Belmont University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.83. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Belmont?

96% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Belmont University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.83 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1250 on the SAT
  • Score 27 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Belmont GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.83

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into Belmont University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Belmont are to have around a 3.83 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.83 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Belmont accepts 96% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Belmont is 3.83 on the 4.0 scale. 42% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #3 in Tennessee for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Belmont is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.8 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Belmont University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 41.6% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.86% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 17.44% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 8.81% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 6.85% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.19% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.25% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Belmont SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Belmont University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 23% of students submitted SAT scores and 43% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1150-1340

Applicants Submitting SAT 

23%
SAT Scores for Belmont University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 590
Math 25th Percentile 560
Composite 25th Percentile 1150
SAT Scores for Belmont University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 690
Math 75th Percentile 650
Composite 75th Percentile 1340
Average SAT Score 1250

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Belmont is 1250 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1150-1340. Students who get into Belmont University score in the top 32 percent of all SAT test takers..  Belmont ranks #6 in the state of Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1250 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Belmont regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1150, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1050, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Belmont University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1250 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1245, you have around a 96% chance of being admitted. A 1340 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 98% chance of getting in.

Belmont University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1340 and Above Good >98%
1245 to 1340 Avg + 96%-98%
1150 to 1245 Avg - 93%-96%
1055 to 1150 Reach 87%-93%
Less than 1055 Low <87%
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Belmont ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

24-30 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

43%
ACT Scores for Belmont University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 24
Math 25th Percentile 21
Composite 25th Percentile 24
ACT Scores for Belmont University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 33
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Belmont is 27, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 24 and 30.  The school ranks #5 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 27. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 24 and score in the score in the top 27 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 21.

43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Belmont University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Belmont University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Belmont for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 27 score has around 96% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 98% with a 30 ACT score.

Belmont University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >98%
27 to 30 Avg + 96%-98%
24 to 27 Avg - 93%-96%
21 to 24 Reach 87%-93%
Less than 21 Low <87%
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High School Class Rank

61% of Belmont University freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 29% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Belmont University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 29%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Belmont University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,496 2,667 9,163
Accepted 6,282 2,539 8,821
Acceptance Rate 97% 95% 96%
Enrolled 1,307 610 1,917
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 24% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

70

Applicants have 70 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Belmont University is $50.

Application Requirements

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

Belmont University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Belmont University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Belmont University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.83 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1250 and ACT of 27 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219709 IPEDS survey data for Belmont University.

FAQs

Does Belmont University prefer SAT or ACT?

23% of students submit their SAT scores to Belmont. 43% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Belmont University?

96% of those who apply are granted admission to Belmont. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Belmont University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1340. The average SAT score is 1245. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Belmont University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. The average ACT score is 27. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.