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.
Plus, Belmont Abbey College reduced its tuition price by 33% to $18,500 per year beginning in fall 2013 for all students. This tuition reset makes Belmont Abbey College one of the most reasonably-priced private colleges or universities in the country! Click the link on the right for more information on this tremendous opportunity for you.
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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 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
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, nineteen 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.