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 71% 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
    • Over 1500 years of Benedictine tradition has built and preserved western civilization and it has 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












 “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.

Attend One of America’s Most Beautiful Campuses

Admission Events

Haid Fellowship Info SessionTBA January 2019Spring 2019 OrientationWelcome to our new students!
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Scholarship WeekendTBA February 2019Scholarship WeekendFor students coming to interview for scholarship programs
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(Registration by invite only)
Abbey ExperienceTBA March 2019Abbey Experience

The Abbey Experience is a wonderful opportunity to check out our campus and find out what we have to offer. You will meet with faculty, staff, and current students. This is a general Open House for all prospective students and parents.
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Sunday LuncheonTBA March 2019Sunday LuncheonJoin us for Mass, tour our campus, and enjoy a lunch with faculty
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Crusader Preview DayTBA April 2019Crusader Preview Day
(for Admitted and Deposited students only)
Attend our Crusader Preview Day for the inside scoop on Belmont Abbey College and take your next step to becoming a Crusader! This all-day event for parents and accepted students will answer your questions, give you valuable insights and create experiences that are uniquely the Abbey. Topics like Financial Aid, Scholarships, Residence Life, Student Activities, Class Registration, Career Services, Campus Ministry, Athletics and a discussion of a Liberal Arts Education will all be covered. Enjoy a picnic lunch at this fun and informative event — your next step to joining the Belmont Abbey College Community.

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Sunday LuncheonTBA April 2019Sunday Luncheon (Just for Juniors)Join us for Mass, tour our campus, and enjoy a lunch with faculty
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Abbey ExperienceMay 1st, 2019Deposit Day!Submit your deposit to reserve your spot in our incoming class by this date! Click here to deposit »

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, Academic Dean, and Abbot.





Sunday Luncheons

Join us for mass followed by a brunch presentation and then a tour of campus.


Outstanding Academic Reputation

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!



Schedule a Visit

Getting here is easy. Belmont Abbey College is just seconds from I-85 exit 26.

The main Belmont Abbey College campus is located at: 100 Belmont-Mt Holly Rd Belmont, NC 28012

From Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and all points North: Follow signs to Interstate 85 South. Take I-85 South to Exit 26, the Belmont Abbey College exit. When you exit, you will see the campus in front of you. Turn left at the stop light, then turn right into the first entrance of the college. Follow the signs for Admissions Reception for a tour or Crusader Success Hub for the admissions offices. From the South: Follow Interstate 85 North to Exit 26, the Belmont Abbey College exit. Turn left at the stop sign, and left again at the stop light. You will see Belmont Abbey College to your right as you pass over I-85. Turn right into the first entrance of the college. Follow the signs for Admissions Reception for a tour or Crusader Success Hub for the admissions offices. Register for Abbey Experience by calling 888.222.0110 or click the button below.


Adventure is all around…

Many entertainment choices are only minutes away:  US National Whitewater Center, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, The Billy Graham Library, Crowders Mountain, Nascar-Lowes Motor Speedway, Carowinds Theme Park, Blumenthal Performing Arts Theater, Mint Museum of Craft & Design, NBA Charlotte Bobcats, NFL Carolina Panthers, many golf courses, malls, antique shops and fine dining.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Theater

Carowinds Theme Park

Crowders Mountain

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

US National Whitewater Center


You May Never Want to Leave

Belmont Abbey College Student1“As I’ve got involved, I realized I’m developing spiritually as an individual. Most colleges don’t cater to the spiritual needs of their students but here I know I’m developing as a whole person mind, body, and spirit.”

Vincent Ginski ’17
Junior, Honors, SGA President

Belmont Abbey College student3“I’ve learned how to be a better person and how I can help the world after I graduate. I feel like I know a little about everything through the core classes I’ve taken. Belmont Abbey has changed me.”
Cierra Skyers ’17
Junior, Education Major, Soccer

“What I love most about the Abbey is the faith community behind everything. The grace and love of God is present here through the people and mission of the school. I’ve learned the true meaning of a healthy mind, body, and soul and how to balance everything in life.”
Krista Jasso ’18
Sophomore, Business Major