Belmont University

Belmont University

Belmont University was established in 1890 as the Belmont College. After several name and status changes, it given its present name in 1991. The campus of over 70 acres is located in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, it also has a regional campus in Franklin and national campuses in Los Angeles, California and in New York City, New York. The university attracts students from more than 25 countries worldwide. Belmont offers an array of degrees and programs through the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing
  • Graduate School
  • Massey Graduate School of Business Administration
  • School of Religion
  • The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
  • University College

Belmont competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Their sports teams are known as the Bruins and their mascot is named Bruiser the Bruin.

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Contacting Belmont

Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville , TN 37212-3757
General Phone: (615) 460-6000

Belmont Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Music327music, music performance, music theory and composition, music management, music pedagogy, various music studies
Business and Management260business management, accounting, small business operations, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts134European studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, international economics, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine101registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy82health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, occupational therapy
Education and Teaching72special ed, teacher ed, art education, music teaching, physical education teaching
Media60communication studies, mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism, organizational communications, public relations, recording arts tech
Therapy and Counseling50psychology, physical therapy
Religion and Philosophy32philosophy, religion
Science28biology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Family and Social Work13child development, social work
Design13design and visual communication
Fine Arts7fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, information science
Medical Support and Technology3clinical lab tech
Engineering0engineering physics

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree91554
Master's degree23414
Doctor's degree - professional practice442

Belmont Student Body

In 2007-2008, Belmont had a total enrollment of 4,742 students (4,404 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 31%
20-21 32%
22-24 17%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina2%
South Carolina2%
New York1%
(International Students)1%
New Jersey1%

Belmont Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 100 %

Belmont Room and Board (2007)

Belmont offers campus housing for 2,100 of its 4,404 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Belmont Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540630
SAT Math530630
ACT Verbal2430
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT50%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT80%
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Belmont Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,110
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,110
Room and board $ 10,000
Room charge $ 4,500
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,700
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,900

Financial Aid:
Belmont participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 347900)

Belmont Faculty

Belmont has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4851
Non-tenured and not on tenure track924

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$94,1297$100,197
Associate professorcalendar year3$55,3948$72,478
Assistant professorcalendar year5$74,8488$38,753
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year19$82,93924$68,658

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year41$80,14816$77,702
Associate professoracademic year27$74,76938$68,635
Assistant professoracademic year34$63,50345$54,651
Instructoracademic year13$54,38516$47,656
All faculty totalacademic year115$71,052115$61,505

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

Belmont Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Atlantic Sun Conference
Baseball Atlantic Sun Conference
Track Atlantic Sun Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3566101

Belmont Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Physics

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Economics
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Belmont Apart:

% of degrees in music
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Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Belmont Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Belmont % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 12%Belmont % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 14%Belmont Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of students
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Top 16%Belmont Number of students
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Belmont Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Student SAT scores
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Belmont Student SAT scores

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