About Belmont Abbey College

Founded in 1876, Belmont Abbey College. is a Private college. Located in North Carolina, which is a city setting in North Carolina, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,523 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Belmont Abbey College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 74 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Belmont Abbey College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate97%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range880-1090
ACT Range18-24

Admissions at BAC are considered Less Selective, with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

65% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 85% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Belmont Abbey College.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
46%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
69%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
8%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
92%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
69%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
62%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
15%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
23%
“They keep regular office hours”
69%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
92%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
15%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
85%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
8%
“We”re apathetic”
46%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
69%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
8%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
92%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
69%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
62%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
15%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
23%
“They keep regular office hours”
69%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
92%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
15%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
85%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    28 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    20 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    28 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    30 Students rated campus facilities 3.4 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    30 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    30 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    30 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    30 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

Belmont Abbey College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Belmont Abbey College?

13 Students rated Belmont Abbey College

Christopher - 08/05/2019

Belmont Abbey College is a place where I feel that I have made life-long friends. The professors are interested in getting to know their students on a personal level, and the small class sizes help with that. There are plenty of events happening in or around campus, and there are a plethora of clubs or extracurricular activities to join. I feel that once I graduate, I will be prepared for my intended career.

Jerardo - 05/29/2019

I visited Belmont Abbey College in order to meet the lacrosse coach and team. I played in a scrimmage and really had a lot of fun. The lacrosse team gave us a tour of the campus and cafeteria and I was really impressed with the entire school. I can't wait to start attending in the fall of 2019.

B. - 02/14/2019

Belmont Abbey has a lot to offer in terms of education as a whole. The Professors are great, accessible, friendly, and overall just really interesting and great people. However, that's the only thing the staff can be praised for. Administration is godawful. They put on a front by issuing surveys at the end of every semester about how the students feel about the school. Consistently get absolutely lampooned for how awful the food is, how outdated and rundown the dorms are, the lack of many extracurriculars, etc. Speaking of extracurriculars, the school tries to do some, but always seems to fail or fall flat. As an example, Student Activities decided to do a flag football tournament in November. One round of games happened, and then nothing was ever said about it again. The dances are abysmal, feeling much like high school dances. Greek life has great members but is again effected by the administration, which, while it does have a handful of good members, the person overseeing Greek Life is clearly out of touch, hard headed, and heavy handed. The school attempted to start an eSports program but failed because they would only hire a coach who would act as coach, computer maintenance technician, etc, and only someone with prior experience. The failures of the administration are absolutely laughable. From putting their brand new, outrageously expensive dorms on what is possibly an unstable hill, to having a sinkhole form on campus, to turning down an offer from the Carolina Panthers to build a football complex due to concerns of "being able to handle the media attention." School actively supports many political ideologies and doesn't really care if any student has a different opinion. For God's sake they had a seminar on "Facing controversy on campus" which was really a talk about what it's like to be pro life on campus, without acknowledging that this view isn't controversial AT ALL here, because it is a.) a Catholic college and b.) actively supports and even funds transportation for students to the annual "Walk for Life" abortion protest. The IT department practically doesn't exist. They claim to have a wifi specifically for gaming systems to ensure there isn't lag, but you have to submit your MAC address to them to verify it. IT will not respond to this submission, or any others, as students are left to simply hope the open wifi returns at some point. The dorms are abhorrently outdated and feel more akin to a prison block than a residence. Hot water constantly goes out, power outages aren't uncommon. On top of this, and I know the school can't do much about it, but still, every time it even LOOKS like it's going to rain, the entire campus turns into a muddy mess just waiting for students to slip. High acceptance rate has resulted in both a parking shortage and a higher transfer rate to get the hell out of here. Barely any access to Charlotte without driving 20-25 minutes on the highway, no transportation off campus, and the transportation between the campuses is CONSTANTLY running late, considering it's literally a van with the school logo on the side. They're losing money hand over fist and seem to be unable to pull out of this downward spiral. The only solution is a complete house cleaning of the administration (save for a few gems), lowering the acceptance rate, focusing on QUALITY sports instead of quantity, and a complete remodeling of all student residences. If the professors weren't as amazing as they are, I would not still be here.

Alexis - 07/03/2018

Belmont Abbey College is a great four year school. I have had the opportunity to play softball at the collegiate level and face some great competition. In the classroom I enjoy most of all my professors, some are more challenging than other but they always want me to succeed and never want me to fail. Some classes I have taken I feel are pointless but by the end of the semester I always feel like I have leaved something regardless if I liked the class or not. The English department is amazing and all the professors are great at helping me achieve greatness. Outside the classroom I have meet so many great people that I will have friendships with for a lifetime. Since it is a small school I have had the opportunity to know and meet pretty much everyone and I love that. I am so glad I picked Belmont Abbey College to attend.

Belmont Abbey College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Belmont Abbey College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Belmont Abbey College is 97%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Have some idea what you want to do. Visit the school un announced and talk to the students that are not paid to give tours of the school. Make the most of your college life and work hard.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are fun, diverse, and make the classroom environment great.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    Ethnic diversity is very emphasized here. This allows the school to learn a lot about the world and for the world to learn about them. Belmont Abbey has students from many different nations, so not only is Belmont Abbey experiencing such great people, but when the international students go back home, Belmont Abbey is now an internationally known institution. This diversity is seen in sports, music, food, history, and many other social events. As a hopeful future teacher, I love to know many different and fascinating people that not only I can teach, but also learn from.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    It wasn't until after I arrived on campus that I learned most of the students and administrators here were not Catholic, even though Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic institution. Though I never feel left out, I feel that the school is missing the point of being a Catholic institution. Granted, religion is a way the school sees diversity. However, I feel that the small percentage of Catholic students shows doubt, or a lack of strength in the school's Catholic tradition. It feels strange, attending an officially Catholic school, and not having that kind of social atmosphere.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When bragging to my friends about my school I bring up the small class sizes. A small class size helps me focus more and have more of a better connection with my professors. Also the small campus size helps bring everyone closer together like a family.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There are to many rules. We are in college and we are treated as if we were in highschool.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Belmont Abbey had amazing professors who really make the learning experience fun; it also provides a lot of help from friendly administration and staff.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Belmont Abbey College was founded by a monk and two students in 1876. It was then that the school was opened. Having a bascillica and monastery on campus is what makes the Abbey unique compared to other schools.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that wants to do well after college, and be succesful.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who like having a parent around constantly to ruin any chances of enjoyment.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    This school is best known for a private liberal arts education. The campus is a catholic atmosphere where we were taught by some monks, priests, and nuns. On the Belmont Abbey Campus there was actually a monastery. THe Catholic Benediction, which was followed by the monks, was heavily influencial throughout the students.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    the the ras will write you up for anything such as having a red solo cup which is a rule that you cant have one. and they will fine you 100 dollars because you have one

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Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

1,523

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

54%

Out-Of-State

44%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

21

Student Organizations

2

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

43%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
19%
% Hispanic/Latino
1%
% White or Caucasian
56%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Belmont Abbey College receive some sort of financial aid. 33% were awarded federal grants. While 66% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$18,500

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$10,354

Room and Board

30,054

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$18,488
$30 - $48K
$20,721
$48 - $75K
$20,894
$75 - $110K
$23,958
$110K & UP
$25,051

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