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Belhaven University

Jackson, MS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate43%

Belhaven University Admissions

Belhaven University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 43% of applicants get into Belhaven University each year. Out of 2,589 applications received in 2023, 1,103 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Belhaven University, the application fee costs $25.

Belhaven University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Belhaven University's admissions stats.

Belhaven University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Mean SAT Score 1107
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 76%
Waitlist No

Belhaven University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Belhaven University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Belhaven University?

Belhaven University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Belhaven University Admissions

How To Get Into Belhaven University

Getting into Belhaven University is moderately difficult. Belhaven University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Belhaven University accepted 43% of all applicants, about 1,103 of the 2,589 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Belhaven University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Belhaven University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Belhaven University

Belhaven University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Belhaven University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Belhaven University

What does Belhaven University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Belhaven University for more information on admission factors.

Belhaven University Application Requirements

To apply to Belhaven University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Belhaven University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Belhaven University?

Students admitted to Belhaven University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At Belhaven University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 20% were in the top 25% and 24% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Belhaven University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 15%
3.75 and 3.99 25%
3.50 and 3.74 21%
3.25 and 3.49 11%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 11%
2.00 and 2.49 4%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Belhaven University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Belhaven University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 8% of Belhaven University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 76% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Belhaven University?

To be competitive with other Belhaven University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1043 and 1208 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Belhaven University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1208 and 25% of scored lower than 1043, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Belhaven University student is 1107.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Belhaven University students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 485 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Belhaven University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 485 or higher.

To be most competitive at Belhaven University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Belhaven University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Belhaven University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Belhaven University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Belhaven University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Belhaven University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Belhaven University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Belhaven University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Belhaven University.

Does Belhaven University accept transfer credits?

✅ Belhaven University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Belhaven University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Belhaven University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Belhaven University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Belhaven University?

❌ No, Belhaven University is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Belhaven University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Belhaven University is 43%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Belhaven University?

❌ Belhaven University does not offer early decision.

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Belhaven University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Belhaven University? Belhaven University is a somewhat selective institution. The Belhaven University acceptance rate is 43%. This means that the institution accepts 42 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1043 - 1208


Math SAT Range

495 - 560


Reading SAT Range

485 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1208 and Above


1043 to 1208


1043 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Belhaven University students is 1107. Applicants with SAT scores of 1208 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Belhaven University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1043 to 1208 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1043 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Belhaven University.

Belhaven University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Belhaven University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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