Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.
Belmont is among the fastest growing Christian universities in the nation with more than 7,700 students hailing from every state and more than 25 countries. As enrollment steadily increases, so does the quality and diversity of each new class. Incoming 2016-17 freshmen represented 48 states and 8 foreign countries and scored an average of 26 on the ACT and 1210 on the SAT (for SATs taken March 2016 and beyond).
In the 2016 listing of America's Best Colleges from U.S. News & World Report, Belmont was ranked fifth in the Regional Universities South category and named a "Most Innovative" university. Belmont was the highest ranked university in Tennessee in this category and was praised for its commitment to undergraduate teaching with an average of 13:1 students to faculty ratio despite rapid enrollment growth.