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Possibilities & Purpose

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.

At Belmont Abbey College, our mission is to cultivate the ideals of excellence, virtue and faith, so that each generation may soar higher and further than the last. Located near Charlotte, North Carolina, we’re a private, liberal arts, Catholic college dedicated to the intertwined pursuit of faith and reason. Though our academics are of the highest quality, we’re also dedicated to keeping higher education affordable. Recognized by the Newman Guide, U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, at the Abbey you will find a sky full of possibilities that will lead you to your passion and your purpose. Come to the Abbey, find your wings and fly.

  • For Your Mind
    • More than 69% of Belmont Abbey College’s faculty have doctoral or terminal degrees. Being small and high quality, the Abbey provides an education by exceptional faculty with the one-on-one attention you deserve.
  • For Your Body
    • 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.
  • For Your Spirit
    • 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!

By the Numbers

12:1

AVG. STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO

1,493

TOTAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT

1:1

MALE/FEMALE STUDENT RATIO

17

AVG. CLASS SIZE

75

FULL-TIME FACULTY