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Study at Belmont University

Belmont University was established in 1890 as the Belmont College. After several name and status changes, it given its present name in 1991. The campus of over 70 acres is located in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, it also has a regional campus in Franklin and national campuses in Los Angeles, California and in New York City, New York. The university attracts students from more than 25 countries worldwide. Belmont offers an array of degrees and programs through the following schools and colleges:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing
  • Graduate School
  • Massey Graduate School of Business Administration
  • School of Religion
  • The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
  • University College
Belmont competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Their sports teams are known as the Bruins and their mascot is named Bruiser the Bruin.

Profile of Belmont UniversityBelmont is found in Nashville, TN. Nashville is a large city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Baptist identity. Belmont is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at the school.

Course Topics

Belmont is known for its programs in music and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Belmont Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 540. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 530 and 630.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 4, 742 in 2007 at Belmont.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. Belmont offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Belmont Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Music332music management, music performance, various music studies, music pedagogy, music, music theory and composition
Business and Management198business management, accounting, marketing, small business operations, finance, international business, MIS
Liberal Arts132liberal arts and sciences, English, interdisciplinary studies, Spanish language, history, political science, sociology, German language, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy93occupational therapy, sports and fitness management, health and physical education, exercise science
Education and Teaching83teacher ed, music teaching, special ed, art education, physical education teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine71registered nursing
Media49public relations, recording arts tech, communication studies, broadcast journalism, journalism, mass communication
Therapy and Counselling46physical therapy, psychology
Religion and Philosophy20religion, philosophy
Science18biology, chemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, physical sciences, physics
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Design6design and visual communication
Fine Arts4fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering3information science, computer and info science
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech
Engineering1engineering physics
Family and Social Work0child development, social work
Contact: BelmontBelmont University

1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212-3757

General Phone: (615) 460-6000


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