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About Belmont University

Consistently recognized as a “Most Innovative” university, Belmont University draws more than 8,700 students who represent every state and more than 28 countries. The campus sits on 93 picturesque acres that are located just two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, a dynamic and vibrant hub for government, healthcare, music, tourism and more. A private, four-year university, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs.

Why Belmont?

  • 105 undergraduate programs of study

  • 21 master's programs and five doctoral degrees

  • 11 schools and colleges -- each one is a smaller supportive community within Belmont

  • 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for close relationships with faculty

  • 18 students per class, on average

  • 165+ student organizations

Belmont University

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Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit
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Living in Nashville

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and is home to almost 2 million people, including more than 100,000 college students. Thousands of college students in Nashville come from all areas of the United States and around the world. It's home to a vibrant cultural scene, the best hot chicken around, and has been ranked by Forbes as the No. 4 “Brain Magnet” for gains in people with college educations.

Nashville is a lively and diverse city with a unique cultural life. You will find live music, restaurants, museums, and sporting activities Nashville has a humid, subtropical climate, with cool to moderately cold winters, and hot, humid summers. In the winter months, snowfall does occur in Nashville but is usually not heavy.


Belmont University offers a variety of merit-based scholarships. The application for admission to the university serves as the merit-based scholarship application. General Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis following the offer of admission as funds remain available. December 1 is the priority application deadline for consideration for Belmont’s most competitive named and departmental scholarships. All components of the application for admission must be received by this date for the applicant to be deemed eligible for consideration.

International Student Services

Belmont University's mission is to empower men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, courage, and faith. The university has developed a long and distinguished history of embracing international students, scholars, and supporting international education initiatives. Belmont admits international students under F-1(student) and J-1 (exchange visitor) visas for study.

The Office of International Students and Scholars provides advising, cultural programming, and services to international students (undergraduate, graduate, and exchange) and research scholars from more than 36 countries. Specific services include:

  • Visa Administration, Information and Services

  • International Student Orientation

  • International Student Programs

Student Life

At Belmont, most students spend 15 hours a week in the classroom. Learning how to be ethical business leaders, informed politicians, skilled song-writers, and caring nurses.

The other 153 hours of the week is spent in their day to day student Life world. The learning at Belmont doesn't stop in this out of the classroom world. The learning takes different shapes and forms.

It is learning how to have the hard conversation with someone you disagree with. It is learning how to be a good roommate or neighbor. It is learning how to handle getting sick or eating properly or excising regularly. It is learning how be who you want to become SO THAT when you graduate you can live into Belmont's mission of engaging and transforming the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage, and faith.

In order to help get you there, our Student Life team is ready to welcome you in and help you get where you want to go. From With 165+ student organizations, to the BOLD leadership experience, to their state-of-the-art residence facilities, to the incredible health and wellness teams, Belmont is dedicated to help you make the most of your experience.


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