Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College was founded by the Benedictine monks of Belmont Abbey in 1876. This private Benedictine/ Catholic liberal arts college is situated on a 650 acre campus in Belmont, North Carolina.

Belmont Abbey College awards bachelor's degrees in fields which include accounting, applied psychology, business management, computer information systems, economics, liberal studies, sport, and theology. Several pre-professional courses, internships, and study abroad programs are also available.

The athletics department of Belmont Abbey College is a member of the NCAA's Division II. Nicknamed the Crusaders, the teams participate in sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling, softball, and volleyball. Students are also members of various Greek fraternities and sororities such as the Alpha Sigma Pi, Delta Psi Theta, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Tau Kappa Delta, Phi Kappa Theta, and Sigma Alpha.

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Belmont Abbey College
100 Belmont-Mt Holly Road
Belmont , NC 28012-1802
General Phone: (704) 461-6700

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Belmont Abbey Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management67business management, accounting, international business, business and related services
Education and Teaching40education, elementary school teaching
Liberal Arts19English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, political science, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, theology
Security and Law Enforcement2corrections and criminal justice
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1recreational therapy

Number of programs and degrees for Belmont Abbey in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree15519

Belmont Abbey Student Body

In 2007-2008, Belmont Abbey had a total enrollment of 1,337 students (1,257 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 23%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 28%
20-21 18%
22-24 9%
25-29 4%
30-34 9%
35-39 10%
40-49 10%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Belmont Abbey Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %

Belmont Abbey Room and Board (2007)

Belmont Abbey offers campus housing for 629 of its 1,257 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Belmont, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Belmont Abbey Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450570
SAT Math460570
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math2325

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT29%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Belmont Abbey Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,039
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,039
Room and board $ 9,866
Room charge $ 5,766
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,100
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 4,000

Financial Aid:
Belmont Abbey participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 291000)

Belmont Abbey Faculty

Belmont Abbey has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$59,8382*
Associate professoracademic year17$51,42012$51,465
Assistant professoracademic year5$44,6908$40,361
Instructoracademic year1*1*
Lectureracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year35$52,03224$47,192

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Belmont Abbey Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
Baseball Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
Track Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5666122

Belmont Abbey Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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% students 40 years or older
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checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
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