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Belmont Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Belmont University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.8%
Admission Difficulty for Belmont University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Belmont and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,675 out of 7,965 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 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.

Belmont SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
40%
SAT Scores for Belmont University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Belmont University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1230

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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 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 40 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 University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >90%
1225 to 1320 Avg + 84%-90%
1130 to 1225 Avg - 76%-84%
1035 to 1130 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 1035 Low <64%
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Belmont ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
78%
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 33
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?

Admission data indicates that Belmont 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 #5 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 78 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Belmont University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Belmont University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >91%
26 to 29 Avg + 84%-91%
24 to 26 Avg - 77%-84%
22 to 24 Reach 69%-77%
Less than 22 Low <69%
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Belmont GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Belmont University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Belmont. 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 accepts 84% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Belmont University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,489 2,476 7,965
Accepted 4,669 2,006 6,675
Acceptance Rate 85% 81% 84%
Enrolled 1,094 590 1,684
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 29% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

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

FAQs

Does Belmont University prefer SAT or ACT?

40% of students submit their SAT scores to Belmont. 78% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Belmont University?

84% 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 1130 and 1320. 40% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 29. 78% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.