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Belmont Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Belmont University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
83%
Admission Difficulty for Belmont University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Belmont and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Belmont is 83%.  It ranks #34 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Belmont University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 7,429 out of 8,926 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent (SAT 1120/1300 ACT 23/30). 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. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Belmont University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Belmont SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1120-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT 
40%
SAT Scores for Belmont University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for Belmont University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1210

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Belmont University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1210 out of 1600. Belmont ranks #6 in Tennessee and #234 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Belmont University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1300 and Above Good >90%
1210 to 1300 Avg + 83%-90%
1120 to 1210 Avg - 72%-83%
1030 to 1120 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 1030 Low <57%
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Belmont ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
78%
ACT Scores for Belmont University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Belmont University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 30
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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 30 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Belmont University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >91%
26 to 30 Avg + 83%-91%
23 to 26 Avg - 74%-83%
20 to 23 Reach 62%-74%
Less than 20 Low <62%
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Belmont GPA

Estimated 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?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Belmont. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Belmont University was 3.83 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.83 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Belmont accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

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

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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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 29%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Belmont University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,202 2,724 8,926
Accepted 5,214 2,215 7,429
Acceptance Rate 84% 81% 83%
Enrolled 1,069 526 1,595
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 24% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 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?

83% 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 1120 and 1300. 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 23 and 30. 78% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.