Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Belmont University (Nashville, TN)

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Belmont University is ranked 86 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 269 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 13%
Applicants who took ACT 79%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+6%
600-69934%
600+40%

SAT Math Score

700+5%
600-69931%
600+36%

ACT Score

30-3617%
24-2954%
24+71%

Students applied6,145
Students admitted4,934
Admission rate80%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate57%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$29,930
Fees$1,460
Room and board$11,330
Estimated book expense$1,400
Total cost$44,120

Cost after need-based aid$30,989
Cost after non-need-based aid$36,790

Average debt at graduation$28,477

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$41,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met50%
Average need-based aid$13,131
Average non-need-based aid$7,330

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment5,983

Full-Time

Men2,143
Women3,496

Part-Time

Men144
Women200

Freshmen retained83%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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