1900 Belmont Boulevard Nashville, TN 37212 615-460-6785
About Belmont University
  • Year of Foundation 1860
  • Size of Campus 66 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Baptist
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Bachelor's,Post-Master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,645
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57%, 43%,56%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $22,530
  • Room and Board $11,680
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 4,339
Belmont University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. It is the largest Christian university in Tennessee and the second largest private university in the state, behind nearby Vanderbilt University.Belmont University was the home of Adelicia Hayes Acklen Cheatham, a wealthy Nashville socialite, businesswoman and slave owner. Built starting in 1849, it was one of the most elaborate antebellum homes in the South, with 36 rooms and 19,000 sq ft (1,800 m2) in size. The estate contained an art gallery, conservatories, bowling alley, lavish gardens, aviary, lake and a zoo (which was then subsequently opened to the public). In 1887 Acklen Cheatham sold the estate to a group which intended to develop it into a subdivision, but in 1889 the mansion and 13 acres of its grounds became the home to a women's school run by a Miss Hereon and Miss Hood.This school merged with Ward Seminary in 1913 and was known as Ward-Belmont College, which included both a junior college and college-prep (or high) school for women.Today it is owned by Belmont University but maintained by the Belmont Mansion Association, a non-profit group. The mansion is open for tours and features Victorian art and furnishings. The gardens, with surviving gazebos and outdoor statuary from the Acklen era, are part of the college campus.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Fall Follies, Harvest Party, Vince Gill Event, World's Fair, Mistletoe Ball, O Christmas Tree, Showcases, Spiritual Emphasis Week, SPOTS Mission Trip, TNT Music Festival, President's Concert,
  • Number of students in fraternities 3
  • Percent students who are frat members 3%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Beta Upsilon, Gamma Beta Phi Society, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Alpha, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pinnacle, Psi Chi, Sigma
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Campus Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Community, Chadasha, Christian Music Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Reformed University Fellowship, Wesley Foundation
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 3%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Belmont University Black Student Association, Belmont University Spanish Club, International Student Association, Belmont University French Club
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 3
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Distance to nearest train Memphis, TN (196)
  • Distance to nearest bus Nashville, TN (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Nashville, TN (9)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 46%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 48%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 3%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (28%), men's dorms (21%), apartment for single students (49%), special housing for disabled students (0%), other housing options (2%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 49%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 90%
Campus Services
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 800
  • Museums Belmont Mansion - Restored Antebellum (c 1852) mansion and historical museum
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 60
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of e-books 34,844
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 50
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing
  • Number Of Books in Library 200,630
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, health service
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 40
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 29,312
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Microforms 22,981
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Library Facilities Tennessee Baptist Collection
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 2,000
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,415
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 2 years 82%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,600
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 56%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Vanderbilt University)
  • Employed Students after 1 year 67%
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 15%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Deloit; American Healthways; HCA; Corrections Corp of America; Barnst and Young
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Vanderbilt University)
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis