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Belmont University

Nashville, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate96%

Belmont University Admissions

Belmont University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Belmont University is 96%. Last year, 9,163 students applied to Belmont University and 8,821 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Belmont University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/31 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to Belmont University for fall semester should hear back from Belmont University by September 15.

Belmont University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Belmont University's admissions stats.

Belmont University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 27%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 23%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 43%
Waitlist No

Belmont University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Belmont University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 31 September 15

Applying Early to Belmont University?

Belmont University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Belmont University Admissions

How To Get Into Belmont University

Belmont University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Belmont University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Belmont University accepted 96% of students, around 8,821 of the 9,163 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Belmont 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. Admissions to music program is program very difficult.

Transferring to Belmont University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Belmont University

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

What Does Belmont University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Belmont University

Wondering what factors are considered by Belmont University 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Belmont University Application Requirements

To apply to Belmont University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Belmont University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements resume of activities
Transcript(S) of College Record
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Belmont University?

Students admitted to Belmont University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 16.28% submitted a class rank. At Belmont University 27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 58% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 42.08%
3.75 and 3.99 21.9%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 10.77%
3.00 and 3.24 7.21%
2.50 and 2.9 2.77%
2.00 and 2.49 0.26%

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 Belmont 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

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

In 2022, 23% of Belmont University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 43% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Belmont University?

To be competitive with other Belmont University applicants, you should strive to score between 1150 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Belmont University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1150, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Belmont University students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Belmont University students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

To be most competitive at Belmont University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Belmont University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Belmont University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

More Information on Transferring to Belmont University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Belmont University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1.

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Belmont University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Belmont University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Belmont University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Belmont University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Belmont University?

❌ No, Belmont University is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Belmont University's acceptance rate?

✅ Belmont University has an acceptance rate of 96%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Belmont University?

❌ Belmont University does not offer early decision.

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Belmont University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Belmont University? Belmont University is a somewhat selective institution. The Belmont University acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.


Belmont University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Belmont University is Aug 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Belmont University is Jul 1.

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

Belmont University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1340


Math SAT Range

560 - 650


Reading SAT Range

590 - 690

Belmont University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Belmont University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.83. 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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