Belmont Abbey

Undergraduates: 1647
Setting: Small four-year, primarily residential
In-state Tuition: $18,500.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,500.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 969 / 21 / 3.13
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 43:57
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 69%

Our mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with the kind of education that will enable them to experience lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others.


Belmont Abbey College is a private liberal-arts Catholic college located in Belmont, North Carolina, USA, about 15 miles (24 km) west of Uptown Charlotte. It was founded in 1876 by the Benedictine monks of Belmont Abbey. The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and the Order of Saint Benedict. It is endorsed by the The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.
 
Offering an undergraduate education, the college enrolls students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

Our mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with the kind of education that will enable them to experience lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others.

Belmont Abbey College was founded in 1876 as St. Mary's College by Benedictine monks from Saint Vincent Archabbey in Pennsylvania. Father Jeremiah O'Connell purchased Caldwell farm and donated the land to the Benedictines, hoping the community would found a Catholic educational institution in the Carolinas. On April 21, 1876, Father Herman Wolfe, from St. Vincent's, arrived with two students to take possession of the property and begin classes.

In 1878, the college held its first commencement exercises. Katharine Drexel, a benefactor of the monastery and college, visited Belmont Abbey in 1904. The present name of the college was adopted in 1913. In 1967 John Oetgen, college president and Benedictine priest, conferred an honorary degree on the Protestant evangelist Billy Graham, marking what was at the time seen as a bold ecumenical gesture.

Originally a college for young men, Belmont Abbey became a coeducational institution in 1972. In 1987, Sacred Heart College for women merged with the Abbey, and its campus began to host a variety of Abbey classes and programs.

Maurus Hall is centrally located on campus and houses a student lounge, grill, and the Holy Grounds coffee shop. Across from Maurus Hall is the Haid, which serves as a student and community theater. The Haid was originally built as a gymnasium. The Abbey Players now perform there. Along Abbey Lane, towards the far end of the campus, are the Vincent Abbot Taylor Library and the William Gaston Science Hall. Administrative offices are located in Robert Stowe Hall, with classrooms on the second and third floors. St. Leo's Hall, built in the American Benedictine style, houses the Campus Book Store and Catholic Shop on the first floor. Professorial offices are located in St. Leo's Hall, and Grace Auditorium is located on the third floor.


David Brumbaugh - Oklahoma House of Representatives Joseph Cryan - New Jersey General Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Lennox Federal - Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Bishop of Salt Lake City from 1960 to 1980. Hal Haid - MLB Baseball Player[15] Winder R. Harris - U.S. Representative from Virginia Nikki Hornsby - Grammy voting singer songwriter guitarist recording artist & founder of CJP-NHRecords Franklin Lawson - Retired Professional Soccer player & soccer coach for Georgia Perimeter College Robert G. Marshall - Virginia House of Delegates Patrick McHenry.



U.S. Representative from North Carolina Eugene O'Dunne, pioneering anti-racist judge on the Supreme Bench of Baltimore Alex Pledger - Professional Basketball player for New Zealand Breakers Tony Suarez - Professional Soccer player for Carolina Lightnin' Vincent Stanislaus Waters - Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh Neil C. Thompson-Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Founder of A Little Pink Boutique, Bushel & Peck and I'll Shoot You Photography. Patti Wheeler - President and Owner of Wheeler Television Inc.



Alumni Association:https://alumni.belmontabbeycollege.edu/


Chief_administrator: William K. Thierfelder, Ed.D. (President)
Phone: 7044616700
Geographic region: Southeast AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC SC TN VA WV
Website: www.belmontabbeycollege.edu
Net price calculator web address: npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/belmontabbey
Undergraduate application fee: $35.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No