Belhaven University

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1500 Peachtree Street

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: (601) 968-5928
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#59 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Belhaven University is a private institution that was founded in 1883. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,551, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 42 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Belhaven University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 59. Its tuition and fees are $19,970 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Belhaven University is a Christian liberal arts college dedicated to helping people grapple with the complex issues of life and to preparing them for positions of leadership in a rapidly changing society. A community of professors and students working together in a Christian environment, Belhaven emphasizes the importance of the individual. In addition to a traditional, strong liberal arts program, Belhaven provides an atmosphere in which students can find purpose and meaning in life. Academic preparation and Christian experience go hand in hand at Belhaven.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1883
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $4,952,872


When applying to Belhaven University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Belhaven University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 46.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 46.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Belhaven University is 14:1, and the school has 71.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Belhaven University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 31%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 37%
Social Sciences 17%
Visual and Performing Arts 13%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 8%
Health Professions and Related Programs 7%

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Student Life

Belhaven University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,551, with a gender distribution of 36.1 percent male students and 63.9 percent female students. At this school, 24 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 57 percent of students live off campus. Belhaven University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,531
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Belhaven University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Belhaven University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Belhaven University, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Belhaven University.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Belhaven University, 82.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,595.

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Tuition and fees $19,970 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,200 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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