100 Belmont-Mt.Holly RdBelmont, NC 28012 704-825-6665
About Belmont Abbey College
  • Year of Foundation 1876
  • Size of Campus 650 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic
  • Degrees Bachelor's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 887
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 63%, 37%,28%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $19,114
  • Room and Board $9,620
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 1,625
Belmont Abbey College is a private liberal-arts Catholic college located in Belmont, North Carolina, USA 15 miles (24 km) west of Uptown Charlotte. It was founded in 1876 by the Benedictine monks of Belmont Abbey. The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and the Order of Saint Benedict. Offering an undergraduate education, the college enrolls students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.Belmont Abbey College was founded in 1876 as St. Mary’s College by Benedictine monks from Saint Vincent Archabbey in Pennsylvania. Father Jeremiah O’Connell purchased Caldwell farm and donated the land to the Benedictines hoping the community would found a Catholic educational institution in the Carolinas. On April 21, 1876, Father Herman Wolfe from St. Vincent’s arrived with two students to take possession of the property and begin classes. In 1878, the college held its first commencement exercises. Katharine Drexel, a benefactor of the monastery and college, visited Belmont Abbey in 1904. The present name of the college was adopted in 1913. In 1967 John Oetgen, college president and Benedictine priest, conferred an honorary degree on the Protestant evangelist Billy Graham, marking what was at the time seen as a bold ecumenical gesture.
Social Life And Activities
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Brothers in Christ Sons of Mary Household; Crusaders for Life; Faithful Daughters Household; Campus Ministry; Hintemeyer Program for Catholic Leadership Development; One Body In Christ Co-Educational Household;
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 20%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Organization; Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting;
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 2
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Spring Fest, Homecoming, Family Weekend, Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball, Greek Games
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Percent students who are frat members 20%
  • Number of honor societies Beta Beta Beta (Nat'l BiologicalHonary Society); Delta Epsilon Sigma (Nat'l Scholastic Honor Society); Honorary Accounting Society; Kappa Pi (Int'l Honor Society in Education); Phi Sigma Tau (Nat'l H. S. in Education);
  • Distance to nearest train Charlotte, NC (18)
  • Distance to nearest bus Gastonia, NC (12)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Charlotte, NC (8)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 30%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 55%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 0%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 0%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 24%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (100%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 7
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 46%
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books 24,882
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 6
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 117,340
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 63
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2,529
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 11
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, academic, psychological, religious
  • Museums N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Number Of Subscriptions 366
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 423
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Library Facilities The Abbot Vincent Taylor Library has a well-known rare books collection comprising over 7,000 manuscripts, incunabula, and books dating from 1474 to 1900.
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Number Of Microforms 136,386
  • Online Course Registration Available N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Wachovia; Duke Energy; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; Catholic Diocese of Charlotte
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of North Carolina--Charlotte)
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,500
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 25%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 50%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of North Carolina--Charlotte)
  • Employed Students after 1 year 57%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of North Carolina--Charlotte)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years 61%
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