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Details for Belmont Abbey College

Basics
Description:

Founded in 1876, Belmont Abbey College is located 10 miles from Charlotte, NC. Belmont Abbey is a liberal arts and sciences college with a Catholic tradition.

Read more about Belmont Abbey College in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.10
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1305-1695
ACT Score: 20-24
6-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
Acceptance Rate: 64%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1711
HBCU: No
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Location: Suburban
Website: http://www.bac.edu/
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: B
Shakespeare: Yes
Academic Transparency: Somewhat Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $27,622.00
Out of State Tuition: $27,622.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: $41,800.00
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $21,602.00
Good Economic Value?: Fair
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 8.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 11.00%
Politicization
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Not Rated
Alternative Newspaper: Yes
Student Political Involvement: Somewhat Political
Faculty Political Balance: Balanced
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Balanced
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles are primarily about Belmont Abbey College:

Price Sensitivity Strikes Back: Belmont Abbey College and a handful of others are bucking the high tuition, high discount model. (December 20, 2012)

Bureaucrats at the Gate: As Belmont Abbey College discovered, the religious freedom of universities is under attack by government officials using radical interpretations of regulations. (September 8, 2009)

A Call to Arms Against College Sports: The president of Belmont Abbey College outside Charlotte starts a movement to bring sportsmanship back to competitive athletics. (February 18, 2008)

These articles mention Belmont Abbey College:

Essential Knowledge: College general education programs should focus on the purposes for which they were intended instead of mocking them. (November 13, 2012)

You Majored in What?: The Pope Center tracked down ten of the strangest college majors in the country. (September 25, 2012)

How Did Your School Do?: U.S. News and Forbes disagree about North Carolina's colleges, and we have another recommendation (September 29, 2011)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 17, 2010)

The Big Picture Ahead: Jane Shaw offers her top ten list of the major trends occurring in higher education. (January 1, 2010)

The Spirit of Giving...Wisely: It’s time to give some serious thought about alternatives to making a contribution to your beloved (or not) alma mater. (December 24, 2009)

College Sports: Foul Ball or Fair Play: Discussion at a Pope Center conference focused on the potential for reforming college athletics. (November 21, 2008)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)