ABA Required Disclosures

ABA Standard 509 Information Report 2013

The Basics

Type of School: Private
Term: Semester
Application Deadline: July 31, 2015
Application Fee: $50
Can first-year law students start in the spring or summer? No
Does Belmont offer housing for law students? No


Enrollment & Ethnicity (Academic Year 2013-2014)

Men Women Full-Time Part-Time 1st Year Total JD Awarded
# % # % # % # % # % # %  

All Hispanics

1 0.7 3 1.9 4 1.4 0 0 1 1.2 4 1.4  

American Indian / Alaska Native

0 0 1 0.6 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0.3  

Asian

1 0.7 1 0.6 2 0.7 0 0 0 0 2 0.7  

Black / African American

4 3 16 9.9 20 6.8 0 0 6 7.3 20 6.8  

Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander

0 0 1 0.6 1 0.3 0 0 1 1.2 1 0.3  

Two or more races

10 7.4 3 1.9 13 4.4 0 0 7 8.6 13 4.4  

Subtotal (minority)

16 11.8 25 15.5 41 
13.9 0 0 15 18.3 41 13.9  

Nonresident Alien

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

White / Caucasian

114 84.4 134 83.2 248 83.8 0 0 67 81.7 248 83.8  

Unknown

5 3.7 2 1.2 7 2.3 0 0 0 0 7 2.3  

Total

135 45.6 161 54.4 296 100 0 0 82 27.7 296 100  



Tuition & Fees (Academic Year 2014-15)

Tuition for Resident & Non-Resident Students: $36,430*
Loan Origination Fee (assessed only to students with educational loans) $1,100*
Consolidated Graduate Student Fee (per semester) $445*

*Figure is subject to change.




GPA and LSAT Scores (Fall 2013 Cycle)

Total

Full-Time

Part-Time

# of Applications

269

269

0

# of Offers

176

176

0

# of Matrics

82

82

0

75% GPA

3.58

3.58

-

Median GPA

3.42

3.42

-

25% GPA

3.04

3.04

-

75% LSAT

159

159

-

Median LSAT

155

155

-

25% LSAT

152

152

-




Cost of Attendance (Academic Year 2014-15)

Books & Supplies: $3,000
Loan Origination Fee: $1,100
Personal Expenses: $2,500
Room & Board: $15,250
Tuition & Fees: $37,320
Transportation: $3,700
Total Budget: $62,870

 

Financial Aid

Law students can borrow a maximum of $20,500 in federal Direct Loans per academic year.  Federal Direct PLUS loans are also available which can provide financing up to the total cost of attendance.  Pell grants are not available to law students.  The College of Law offers merit-based scholarships to qualified entering students and awards range from 25% to 100% tuition remission.  Every admitted applicant is automatically under scholarship consideration and there is no scholarship application process.  The cumulative undergraduate GPA and LSAT score are the criteria used in the evaluation process.  The scholarship evaluation process begins in January of each year.  Qualifying veterans may be eligible for the GI Bill or the Yellow Ribbon Program.  For more information regarding financial aid, please contact the Admissions Office at 615-460-8400.


Tuition & Fee Refund Schedule

Within first week of classes: 100% refund of tuition
Within second week of classes: 80% refund of tuition
Within third week of classes: 60% refund of tuition
Within fourth week of classes: 40% refund of tuition
Within fifth week of classes: 20% refund of tuition
After fifth week: no refund



Academic Calendar 2014-15

Fall Semester 2014 Spring Semester 2015

August 18-19 - Orientation & First Day of Classes for First-Year Students

August 20 - First Day of Regular Classes for Upper-Level Students

September 1 -  Labor Day (No Classes)

November 21 - Last Day of Classes

November 24-25 - Reading Days (No Classes)

November 26-30 - Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)

December 1-12 - Final Exam Period

December 13 - Christmas Break Begins

January 5 - First Day of Classes

January 19 - Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes)

March 9-13 - Spring Break (No Classes)

April 2-3 - Easter Break (No Classes)​

April 22 - Last Day of Classes

April 23-24 - Reading Days (No Classes)

April 27-May 8 - Final Exam Period

May 9 - Summer Break Begins




Curriculum (Academic Year 2012-13)

Full-Time

Part-Time

Typical first-year section size, excluding Legal Research & Writing:

50

-

# of classroom course titles beyond 1st year curriculum

27

 

# of upper division courses, excluding seminars, with an enrollment:

 

 

Under 25

11

 

25-49

16

 

50-74

4

 

75-99

0

 

100+ 3
# of positions available in simulation courses: 282
# of positions filled in simulation courses: 243
# of faculty supervised clinical course titles: 0
# of positions available in faculty supervised clinical courses: 0
# of positions filled in faculty supervised clinical courses: 0
# of field placement positions filled: 43
# of students who enrolled in independent study: 0
# of students who participated in law journals: 20
# of students who participated in interschool skills competitions: 15
 
# of credit hours required to graduate: 88



Faculty & Administration

Total Men Women Minorities
Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall

Full-time

8 12 4 7 4 5 4 4

Other Full-time

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Deans, librarians, and others who teach

4 3 4 2 0 1 0 1

Part-time

0 5 0 3 0 2 0 0

Total

13 20 8 12 5 8 4 5



Conditional Scholarships (Academic Year 2012-13)

Total Full-Time Part-Time
# % # % # %

Total # of students

224   224   0  

Total # receiving grants

75 33.5 75 33.5 0  

Less than ½ tuition

10 4.5 10 4.5 0  

Half to full tuition

36 16.1 36 16.1 0  

Full tuition

29 12.9 29 12.9 0  

More than full tuition

0   0   0  

Median grant amount

  $24,960 $0



Scholarship Retention Data

Students Matriculating In

# Entering with Conditional Scholarships

# Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated

Academic Year 2012-2013

46

15

Academic Year 2011-2012

41

12

 

 




Transfers

Transfers in

6

Transfers out

0




JD Attrition (from prior year)

 

Academic # Other # Total #

Total %

1st Year 8 8 16 15.5%
2nd Year 0 2 2 1.7%

3rd Year

0 0 0

0