Tool December 2017

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 271 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 40%
Applicants who took ACT 78%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+9%
600-69931%
600+40%

SAT Math Score

700+4%
600-69932%
600+36%

ACT Score

30-3619%
24-2956%
24+75%

Students applied7,263
Students admitted5,886
Admission rate81%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate59%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$31,300
Fees$1,520
Room and board$11,680
Estimated book expense$1,400
Total cost$45,900

Cost after need-based aid$31,043
Cost after non-need-based aid$38,339

Average debt at graduation$31,020

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$43,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met50%
Average need-based aid$14,857
Average non-need-based aid$7,561

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,293

Full-Time

Men2,167
Women3,784

Part-Time

Men138
Women204

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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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