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Belhaven University

Jackson, MS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate52%
Acceptance Rate52%

About Belhaven University

Belhaven University Overview

Belhaven University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Jackson, MS. Belhaven University was founded in 1883 and now enrolls around 4,277 students a year, which includes 1,713 undergraduate students. Belhaven University ensures on-campus housing for up to 718 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 35% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Belhaven University!

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Belhaven University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Belhaven University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Belhaven University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Belhaven University on the Student Life page.

2022 Belhaven University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 52%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 6%
Tuition $27,980
Percent of Need Met 65%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $19,107

Is Belhaven University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Belhaven University offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

Belhaven University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Belhaven University. The acceptance rate at Belhaven University is 52%. Last year, 1,961 students applied to Belhaven University and 1,012 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Belhaven University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Belhaven University, around 69% return for the next year. Around 54% of students who started at Belhaven University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Belhaven University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Belhaven University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Belhaven University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Belhaven University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Belhaven University's endowment was valued at $7.3 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $2,942 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Belhaven University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Belhaven University meets 65% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Belhaven University full-time are awarded $19,107 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Belhaven University.

Based on this information, is Belhaven University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Belhaven University a good school for you?

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Where is Belhaven University Located?

Belhaven University is located in the urban setting of Jackson, MS.

If you want to see Belhaven University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 55/20 to Jackson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Jackson-Evers International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Belhaven University and Jackson are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1500 Peachtree Street Jackson, MS 39202-1789

Campus Setting: Urban

Belhaven University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Belhaven University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Belhaven University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Belhaven University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Belhaven University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Belhaven University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Belhaven University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

490 - 600


Reading SAT Range

490 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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and Above




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Belhaven University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Belhaven University is like? There are approximately 4,277 students enrolled at Belhaven University, including 1,713 undergraduate students and 2,564 graduate students. 65% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from MS and 38% percent of students are from other states.


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