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Awards & Accolades

From Here to Anywhere

  • Home of the October 22, 2020 Presidential Debate, the third and final of the election season. 
  • Included on U.S. News and World Report's 2020 "Most Innovative Schools" List for the twelfth consecutive year.
  • On Princeton Review's 2020 "Best Colleges in the Southeast" List
  • Named on MONEY Best College List in 2018
  • Named by Faith on View as one of the Top 25 Christian Colleges students want to attend in 2018
  • Recognized among the "50 Most Beautiful Colleges in America" by Architectural Digest
  • Ranked from the Institute of International Education (IIE) No. 5 nationally among master’s level institutions for participation in short term study abroad programs and landed at No. 9 for overall study abroad participation (combined short term, semester, and year-long programs)
  • U.S. News ranked Belmont No. 5 Among the South's "Most Efficient Universities"
  • Served as Host of the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate and named an alternative site for the 2016 Presidential Debates


Ranked No. 24 for commitment to undergraduate teaching by US News and World Report Top 10 Most Beautiful Urban College Campus nationwide by A 2018 Best Value by Kiplinger Nationally Ranked for Study Abroad by US News and World Report

Jack C. Massey College of Business

Ranked No. 24 nationwide on Princeton Review’s 2019 “Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies”
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  • On Princeton Review's 2018 "Best 267 Graduate Business Programs" List
  • The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business's Part-Time MBA program was named on U.S. News and World Report's 2019 "Best Graduate Schools" list
  • Ranked No. 28 in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Jack C. Massey College of Business was named the top undergraduate business program at a private college or university in Tennessee by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 rankings


Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing

Recognized for Expertise in Simulation Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Ranked #79 by U.S. News & World Report's 2017 "Best Graduate Schools of Physical Therapy
  • Ranked #88 by U.S. News & World Report's 2017 "Best Graduate Schools for Occupational Therapy"
  • Ranked #127 by U.S. News & World Report's 2017 "Best Graduate Schools for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)"
  • Ranked #156 by U.S. News & World Report's 2017 "Best Graduate Schools for Master's Nursing"


College of Pharmacy

3rd Highest First Time Pass Rate among ACPE schools for NAPLEX in 2016
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Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business

Students perform at the 2017 Christian Showcase
Named one of the best music business programs in the country by Rolling Stone and Time MagazineBillboard Magazine Top 10 Music Business School

College of Music & Performing Arts

An All-Steinway School Named one of the top 25 music schools in 2016 by the Hollywood Reporter
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  • Ranked #1 by College Factual on its list of “Best Music Schools for Veterans in Tennessee”
  • Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre Named Among Top Ten in Nation by OnStage Blog
  • Ranked No. 19 among music schools in the U.S. by in 2017 


College of Law

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Highest Bar Pass Rate for First-Time Test Takers in Tennessee, July 2018 (94.5%)92% Employment Rate (Classes of 2016-2017, 10 months after graduation)


31 NCAA Academic All-Americans Belmont has won its conference's All-Academic trophy 15 of the last 17 years
  • 16 Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year award recipients
  • 19 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • 9 NCAA Championship individuals
  • 21 NCAA All-American selections