Education for an Exceptional Life

Located near Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a private, liberal arts, Catholic college rooted in a Benedictine heritage. Our mission is to help each individual grow in excellence and virtue so they become a blessing to themselves and others. Recognized by the Newman Guide, U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, our quality academics with a personal touch will set you on course for an exceptional future in grad school, a career and life. Come see for yourself the difference a Belmont Abbey College experience can make in your life!

Over 80% of Belmont Abbey College’s faculty have doctoral degrees. Being small and high quality, the Abbey provides an education by exceptional faculty with the one-on-one attention you deserve.
For many student-athletes, Belmont Abbey College is the “sweet spot.” We’re a championship-winning Division II school, with coaches that teach you to win at your sport and to succeed in life.
Belmont Abbey College’s Catholicity guarantees a welcome to all. Over 1500 years of Benedictine tradition have taught us to welcome others “in persona Christi,” as Christ himself.
Belmont Abbey College’s beautiful, scenic campus and Gothic brick buildings are just minutes from Charlotte–the nation’s second-largest banking city, a major international airport, and the U.S. Olympic Whitewater training center. Its beautiful and temperate climate allows you to enjoy being outside all year long. Arrange your visit today and see for yourself!

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“I came to the Abbey for many reasons. But the real question is why do I stay? Because of the people. The people of Belmont Abbey College are one of a kind, and the friendships I’ve made here surpass all of my expectations!”

– Brigid Wilson
Psychology Major
Royal Oak, MI
Class of 2015

Belmont Abbey College student2“I wanted to be part of a school in which I could share the same beliefs with others. The faith basis on this campus lays the ground work for faith and cultural diversity. I feel completely welcome here. I am encouraged to grow in mind, body, and spirit.”

– Javy Valleya-Ayala
Accounting Major
Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
Class of 2014

Belmont Abbey College student3“After arriving and becoming a part of the community, I fell in love and couldn’t imagine leaving. The spirit of the community, the classes, the people, and campus itself became my home away from home. My college experience continues to encourage me and push to grow and flourish academically and spiritually in ways that cannot be found anywhere else.”

– Sarah Bathon
Elementary Education Major
Greenville, SC
Class of 2016


“Belmont Abbey College is a place where every person is committed to perfecting the intellectual, moral and theological virtues in their life as well as helping others to do the same.”
– Dr. Bill Thierfelder, President, Belmont Abbey College


College News

Calendar

Aug
5
Tue
Summer Logistics/ Get Ready Days
Aug 5 – Aug 6 all-day

This summer, we have three optional opportunities for you to visit campus before Orientation.  These days are designed to help you finalize your enrollment process and get to know the Belmont Abbey community members who will be guiding you through your college career over the next four years! Meet the Residence Life, Wellness Center, Student Life, Registrar, Admissions, Financial Aid, Business Office and Campus Police staff as you return to campus for a day to turn in all your paperwork, meet future classmates, and prepare for Orientation in August.

Aug
15
Fri
(All) New student orientation begins; residence halls open for new students
Aug 15 all-day

(All) New student orientation begins; residence halls open for new students

Aug
17
Sun
(Day) Residence halls open for returning students
Aug 17 all-day

(Day) Residence halls open for returning students

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