2012 Freshman Profile
Belmont University is proud to welcome the members of the Class of 2016. 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: 4,046
- Admitted: 3,397
- Enrolled: 1,311
47 states and 14 foreign countries are represented with 27 percent of the entering freshmen coming from the state of Tennessee. The map below shows the geographic representation of the entering class.
|Academic Credentials: Score Ranges Indicate Middle 50 Percent|
|ACT Composite: 24 to 29||The incoming class includes 36 valedictorians and 19 salutatorians.|
|SAT Critical Reading and Math: 1070 to 1250||Their average unweighted GPA is 3.53.|
|SAT Critical Reading: 540 to 640||Thirty-four percent were in the top 10% of their graduating class.|
|SAT Math: 530 to 630||Sixty-two percent were in the top 25% of their graduating class.|
Costs for the 2012-2013 Academic Year:
Tuition and Fees: $26,130
Room and Board: $ 9,720
The application for admission serves as the merit scholarship application. General Academic Merit Scholarships range in amount from $3,000 to $10,000 annually and are awarded to freshman applicants on a rolling basis following the offer of admission. December 1 is the application deadline for consideration for Belmont's most competitive named and departmental scholarships. Notification of named and departmental scholarships will be sent by late February. Approximately one-third of the entering class receives a merit scholarship. Additional scholarship information can be found here.
To be considered for a General Academic Merit Scholarship, a student must meet at least four of the six criteria listed here:
- 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 percent of class rank
- Significant individual achievement
The academic qualifications of the admitted freshmen for Fall 2012 awarded any merit scholarships (General Academic Merit Scholarships, named and departmental scholarships) were:
- Average unweighted cumulative GPA 3.81 (Middle 50 percent 3.71 to 3.97)
- Average unweighted core GPA 3.75 (Middle 50 percent 3.61 to 3.97)
- Average ACT score 29 (Middle 50 percent 27 to 31)
- Average SAT score (critical reading and math) 1249 (Middle 50 percent 1180 to 1320)
- Average Percentile Rank in Class 91st percentile
By December 1 of 2012, 901 applicants were qualified to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship (our highest award), which requires in part a minimum 29 ACT or 1290 SAT score (critical reading and math only). From those applicants, five were named as Presidential Scholars and an additional 75 students were selected to receive the Faculty Scholars award valued at $15,000/year.
The academic profile of the Presidential and Faculty Scholarship recipients was:
- Average unweighted cumulative GPA 3.98 (range of GPAs 3.83 to 4.0)
- Average unweighted core GPA 3.98 (range of GPAs 3.78 to 4.0)
- Average ACT score 32 (range of scores 29 to 35)
- Average SAT score (critical reading and math) 1402 (range of scores 1290 to 1540)
- Average Percentile Rank in Class 97th percentile
- 22 Valedictorians and 9 Salutatorians
Admissions CounselorsOur admissions services counselors are here to answer your questions about Belmont University and to guide you through the admission 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 Web site here or contact the Office of Admissions to determine the appropriate counselor.
Mary Byars • 615-460-6618 • firstname.lastname@example.org Mary works with prospective freshmen from CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV, Washington D.C. and Wilson County in Tennessee.
Brooke Dailey • 615-460-6364 • email@example.com Brooke works with prospective freshmen from the following local Nashville high schools: Ensworth, Father Ryan, Harpeth Hall, Montgomery Bell Academy, St. Cecilia Academy and University School.
Steven Martin • 615-460-6347 • firstname.lastname@example.org Steven works with prospective freshmen from AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, OH, OK and TX.
Jim Poole • 615-460-6010 • email@example.com 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 • firstname.lastname@example.org Michael works with prospective freshmen from AK, AZ, CA, GA, HI, KY, NM, NV, UT and Hamilton County in Tennessee.
Don Watson • 615-460-6374 • email@example.com Don works with prospective freshmen from all counties in Tennessee except Davidson, Hamilton, Williamson and Wilson.