Thank you for your interest in Belmont Abbey College! An Abbey education, grounded in the liberal arts, will help you to seek, to love, and to serve the Truth.
An Abbey education builds an excellent academic foundation, provides the expertise that each student gains in his or her major discipline, grounds that learning with internship opportunities, integrates the whole student through a variety of rewarding and fun co-curricular opportunities, and equips each Abbey graduate to be a good person, a successful professional, and a responsible citizen.
The Catholic Benedictine traditions and values upon which the College was founded over 130 years ago inform all aspects of campus life, including academics. Benedictine monks take three vows: stabilitas, conversatio morum, and obedientia which when translated simply mean stability, being amenable to change and improvement, and listening. Belmont Abbey College provides a stable environment in which to listen, discuss and learn, to grow, and become open to change.
“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 are one of a kind, and the friendships I’ve made here surpass all of my expectations!”
– Brigid Wilson
Royal Oak, MI
Class of 2015
“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
Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
Class of 2014
“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
Class of 2016
“Top-Tier Ranking” by U.S. News and World Report; Named “A Best Southeastern College” by The Princeton Review; Listed as a “College of Distinction;” Named “#1 School on the Rise, Filled with Excitement” by First Things magazine.
A Catholic, Benedictine, private, liberal arts institution that welcomes students of all religious and cultural backgrounds.
Founded by the Benedictine Monks in 1876, Belmont Abbey College and the Belmont Abbey Monastery are on the National Register of Historic places.
Belmont is located ten miles west of Charlotte, NC – the largest city in the state and one of the fastest growing communities in the United States.
The student body consists of over 1,600 students. 82 percent of traditional students live on campus, representing nearly 20 countries and 33 states.
More than 85 percent of students receive need-based financial aid; 90 percent receive merit-based scholarship.
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Abbey Experience Open House
Visit us during one of our enriching “Abbey Experience” sessions. These special open house events enable you to visit campus while other prospective students are here. You’ll tour the grounds, meet students and faculty, ask questions of a student panel, and enjoy presentations by the President, the Academic Dean, and the Abbot.
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Sunday Luncheon at The Abbey
Join us for mass followed by a brunch presentation and then a tour of campus.
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Belmont Abbey College enjoys an outstanding academic reputation, consistently ranking as one of the best liberal arts institutions in the South. Recent acclaim included a top-tier ranking in the “America ’s Best Colleges” edition of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as being listed as a “College of Distinction.” We take great pride in the fact that our prominent faculty, not teacher’s assistants, teach all of the classes, which average about 17 students.
Students at Belmont Abbey College participate in a variety of activities, including over 40 clubs and organizations, an active student government, the highly popular Abbey Players, eighteen Division II athletic teams, intramural sports, community service, campus ministry, a literary magazine, Greek life, and much more. Our community realizes the importance of learning both inside and outside of the classroom, and strives to educate the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.
Our philosophy on financial aid is that no qualified student should be prevented from attending because of financial limitations. Belmont Abbey College annually awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to over 85% of the student body.
We welcome you to learn more about “the Abbey” and look forward to having you visit campus. For more information, please fill out our online form or call us at (888) 222-0110.
You are also welcome to schedule a campus visit online. Please click here to learn about all our great visitation opportunities!