Belmont University is proud to welcome the members of the Class of 2013. These students bring to campus a wide variety of experience and accomplishments, including church leadership roles, student body administration, and athletic team leadership. The data below presents the profile of the entering class.

Applicants   3227
 Admitted   2473
 Enrolled  996

45 states and 8 foreign countries are represented with 35% of the entering freshmen coming from the state of Tennessee. The map below shows the geographic representation of the entering class.


Test Scores 

Academic Credentials

The incoming class includes 42 valedictorians and 14 salutatorians.

Their average unweighted GPA is 3.53.

Thirty-five percent were in the top 10% of their graduating class.

Sixty-seven percent were in the top 25% of their graduating class. 

Costs for the 2009-10 Academic Year

Tuition and Fees:  $22,360
Room and Board: $ 8,590
TOTAL:  $30,950

Scholarship Information 

The Belmont University scholarship program recognizes distinctive academic achievement and leadership among the entering freshman class. The application for admission to the university serves as the merit-based scholarship application. Priority consideration for scholarships is given to those applications postmarked by December 1 of the senior year. To be considered competitive for an academic scholarship, a student must meet at least four of the six criteria listed below:

• Strong college preparatory curriculum
• 3.5 unweighted academic core GPA
• 3.5 unweighted cumulative GPA
• 28 ACT or 1260 SAT (critical reading + math)
• Top 10% of class rank
• Significant individual achievement

For the entering class of 2009, 2426 freshmen submitted the application by December 1. Of those, 643 were qualified to be considered for the highest scholarship awards, the Presidential Hearst Scholarships, which require a minimum 29 ACT or 1320 SAT (critical reading + math).

The academic qualifications of the 643 applicants considered for Presidential and  Hearst Scholarships were:

Average unweighted cumulative GPA 3.92
Average unweighted core GPA 3.89 
Average SAT (critical reading + math) 1365
Average ACT 30.79
Average percentile of rank in class 96 th percentile (47 Valedictorians and 12 Salutatorians)
Excellent course selection/curriculum and significant leadership/involvement

The academic qualifications of the 14 applicants selected to interview for five Presidential Scholarships were:

Average unweighted cumulative GPA 3.99
Average unweighted core GPA 3.99
Average SAT (critical reading + math) 1438
Average ACT 33.67
Average percentile of rank in class 99 th percentile (5 Valedictorians)
Exceptional course selection in an advanced curriculum and exceptional leadership and involvement

In addition to these elite scholarships, the University Scholarship Committee also selects recipients for various departmental and endowed scholarships awarded on the basis of merit. Typically, students are notified of these awards at the same time as the notification of academic merit scholarships. Out of the top 643 applicants, 70 were selected as Faculty Scholars, an award of $12,000 annually. General Academic Merit Scholarships range in amount from $2,000 to $10,000 annually. Approximately one third of the entering class receives merit scholarship awards. Additional scholarship information can be found online at


Enrollment Services Counselors
Recruitment Territories 2009-10

Our enrollment services counselors are here to answer your questions about Belmont University and to guide you through the enrollment process. To assure quality interaction with Belmont, please contact the appropriate counselor for your area. Students attending high school in Davidson County, TN may visit the website at or contact the Office of Admissions to determine the appropriate counselor.

Rachel Bolton • 615-460-6337 •
Rachel works with prospective freshmen from AL, FL, GA, IN, MS, and Hamilton County in Tennessee.

Mary Byars • 615-460-6618 •
Mary works with prospective freshmen from CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV, Washington D.C., and Wilson County in Tennessee.

Anne Edmunds • 615-460-6364 •
Anne works with prospective freshmen from LA.

Jim Poole • 615-460-6010 •
Jim works with prospective freshmen from CO, IA, ID, IL, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, OR, SD, WA, WI, WY, and Williamson County in Tennessee.

Michael Waters • 615-460-6655 •
Michael works with prospective freshmen from AK, AR, AZ, CA, HI, KY, NM, NV, TX, and UT.

Don Watson • 615-460-6374 •
Don works with prospective freshmen from all counties in Tennessee except Davidson, Hamilton, Williamson, and Wilson.


For a printable version of the Freshman Profile, click here