Belhaven University

1500 Peachtree St, Jackson, United States
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Overview of Belhaven University

About this school

Belhaven is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded as a women's college in 1883, it adopted coeducation in 1954. Its 42-acre campus is located in a residential area near the center of Jackson.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,482
    • Men:854 (34.4%)
    • Women:1,628 (65.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Belhaven University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
-
Science
1
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
8
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1500 Peachtree Street
City, State, Zip
Jackson, MS  39202-1789
Phone
(601) 968-5940
Fax
(601) 968-9998
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
59% of 2,324 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 1,451 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 873 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
240 (17%) of 1,374 admitted students enrolled
Women
136 (16%) of 868 admitted students enrolled
Men
104 (21%) of 506 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
552 average |513-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
60%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
573 average |520-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
33%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |22-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
31%
• Score 18 - 23
62%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $25,300 (70.67039106145252%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,500 (23.743016759776538%)
  • Other Expences: - $650 (1.8156424581005586%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,350 (3.7709497206703912%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Belhaven University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002397
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
213 (94.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
188 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
188 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
15 (8.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$19,199
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 145 (77.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,226
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 154 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,567
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 180 (95.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
35 (15.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,015

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,134 (85.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,044 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,033 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
96 (9.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$16,538
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 731 (70.8%) of aid recipients
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 847 (82.0%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 823 (79.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
232 (17.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


95

Part-Time Faculty


361

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


13%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 42% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 8% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
224,513

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
36
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Belhaven University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


63.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


52.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Health Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Sports Administration, Master of Education, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (11)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sports Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


172,638

Nearest Metropolitan Area


46 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 90.6 average high in September
Rain
109 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
8 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Jackson

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


77%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blazers
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Belhaven University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, belhaven activities team, fellowship of christian athletes, reformed university fellowship, phi beta lambda, belhaven university new music society

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,248

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,482
Women
1,628
Men
854

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.9% Asian
  • 45.7% Black/African-American
  • 5.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 39.0% White
  • 5.9% Unknown

International Students


1.8% from 25 countries

Average Age


31

Number of Graduate Students


1,976

Student Resources

Study resources