Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage, and faith.
Exploring Passions and Developing Talents for the World
Built on an ingrained legacy that is fortified with a strong belief, the Belmont University, founded in 1890, is currently ranked no.6 in the Regional Universities (South Category) and also named as a “Most Innovative” university by U.S. News & World Report. Founded by 2 young school principals, Susan Heron and Ida Hood, the university currently consists of approximately 8,000 students who came from every state and more than 25 countries. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Belmont offers more than 90 areas of undergraduate study, 10 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, and the university is well-known for its prestigious music, music business, healthcare, and entrepreneurship programs.
Belmont’s lush 75-acre campus sits safely tucked two miles south of downtown Nashville, and provides a vibrant, beautiful and active sanctuary in the midst of a major metropolitan area. With an unwavering commitment of becoming a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian Community of learning and service.
Developing Talents and Transforming the World
With Prominent Alumni such as country music artists Brad Paisley and Trisha Yearwood, HCA Chairman/CEO Milton Johnson, Universal Music Group president Cindy Mabe and NBA Champion Golden State Warrior Ian Clark, Belmont University is indisputably one of the most highly recognized universities for its prestigious music, music business, healthcare, and entrepreneurship programs.
Belmont consistently exceeds national averages on career placements with the University’s current First Destination (Career Outcomes) rate at 92 percent, representing the percentage of graduates who secured employment, enrolled in graduate school, or enlisted in military service within six months of graduation.
Belmont has also taken certain financial support initiatives by providing a variety of academic merit and need-based scholarships to qualified students each year.
Architect of Belmont’s Modern Day Success Story
Belmont’s enrollment has more than doubled from 2,970 to what is anticipated to be approximately 8,000 for Fall 2017, and with new constructions, renovations and property acquisitions, Belmont University is hugely grateful to the now President, Dr. Robert C. (Bob) Fisher. Dr. Fisher has commenced innovative new undergraduate majors in public health, motion pictures, music therapy, publishing, social entrepreneurship, songwriting, and doctoral programs in pharmacy and law.
Under Dr. Fisher’s Leadership, Belmont Hosted the Town Hall Presidential Debate. He has been acknowledged as the Tennessean of the Year in 2008 and in 2010 was named as the Nashvillian of the Year. Affectionately called as “Bob the Builder”, Dr. Fisher is on a life-long quest to help create experiences that transform people, especially students, in ways that enable them to become all that they were created to be.
Life of a Student at Belmont University
An Academic calendar at Belmont University is not just about the learning activities, it is also about bonding with like-minded peers, building strong & lasting relations with contemporaries and finding one’s areas of forte. Given the institution’s strong reputation in entertainment studies, a number of the popular annual events involve musical performances including the Battle of the Belmont Bands, Family Fun Festival to open the academic year and the Best of the Best arena showcase concert in the spring.
The annual “Christmas at Belmont” performance featuring more than 700 students and faculty has continuously been aired on PBS all over the nation, for the past 14 years. Homecoming and “Parent and Family Weekend” are also both big draws, as are the Battle of the Boulevard basketball games against their longtime cross-town rival. Students enjoy the “Fall Follies” event and numerous other weeks throughout the year focused on relevant topics like Diversity, Justice and Missions, undergraduate research and Career and Calling.
With the support of a committed board of trust, fueled by an unprecedented growth that includes more than double the enrollment in the past 15 years and more than half a billion dollars’ worth of new facilities to campus, “Belief” has truly been the driving force of Belmont University for the past 125 years.