About Our Catholic College
We find our center in Jesus Christ and believe in the development of the whole person—in mind, body, and spirit. We welcome everyone, from any background and tradition, who is committed to fostering that growth and joining in the mission of the college. Learn about what makes our traditional Catholic college so special.
Our Mission and Vision
Belmont Abbey College educates students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. We are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and rooted in the Benedictine hallmarks. Both inside and outside the classroom, we provide programs that foster virtue and excellence, which is another reason why we stand among the top Catholic colleges in the country.
A Team Built for Success
The Abbey allows you the freedom, intellectually and spiritually, to explore the riches of the Catholic tradition. It provides you with a home. It is a place where people can make something good happen if they chose to; it’s all here for them at our private Catholic college. Get in touch with our theology faculty.
Dr. Ronald Thomas
Associate Professor of Theology
Our Excellence Is Getting Recognized
We are ranked as one of the top Catholic colleges in America for faithfulness and affordability by the Cardinal Newman Society. First Things magazine declared us a “school on the rise,” and we were recently named one of the best Southeastern colleges by the Princeton Review. We have also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as #1 in undergraduate teaching in the southern region of colleges. This is your opportunity to attend one of the best and most traditional Catholic colleges in the country – don’t pass it up.
Our Objectives as One of the Top Catholic Colleges
At our Catholic college, we will inspire you to lead a life of integrity, succeed professionally, become a responsible citizen, and be a blessing, both to yourself and others. Additionally, you will discover your most authentic self as you tackle every opportunity and accomplish your goals.
Not only do we want our students to excel academically as they follow their passions, but we also inspire our student body to follow a truly Catholic lifestyle.
We established the following objectives to encourage this:
- Embracing the habit of excellence, virtue, and tradition in all that we do
- Enhancing the development of each member of the Belmont Abbey College community as they lead their life adhering to the Rule of St. Benedict
- Fostering the fundamentals of a liberal arts education that will prepare our students to pursue good in their own lives and communities
- Dispersing the richness of Catholicism and the Benedictine identity so that we can inspire our students and others in the community to be moved by faith and authenticity