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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Belhaven is an above-average private, Christian university located in Jackson, Mississippi. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,155 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Belhaven acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Healthcare Management. Graduating 47% of students, Belhaven alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,700.
1500 Peachtree St
Jackson, MS 39202
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference

Belhaven University Rankings

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Belhaven Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
902-1180
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,734/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$15,722/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
94%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
3
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,155Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,152
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Christian
    59%
  • Some very conservative, some more liberal.
    23%
  • Christian athlete
    9%
  • Christian liberal
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • A place to grow spiritually and academically
    92%
  • Helpful
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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Belhaven University is more than just a college that you attend, it is like a home away from home. Everyone here treats you respectfully and tries to make sure you are included in every event that they have to offer. The Christian view of academics that you receive is just amazing. This is most definitely a school that I have been recommending to seniors and juniors at the high school I graduated from. The atmosphere here is very welcoming. The teacher to student ratio is really good here. Every student is actually about to form bonds with their professors because of the class size being small enough to remember everyone. I would recommend this school to anyone who asked me on where they should attend.
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If you are seeking a small, warm environment full of Christian influence, Belhaven is for you. Most departments have amazing faculty who are committed to keeping students from slipping through the cracks and getting lost. There are multiple resources available on campus — plenty of student events throughout the semester. There are Campus ministry and small groups available throughout the week. As a dance major, I have found the faculty are well-informed, passionate, and at the end of the day, care about you as a person. I have personally never experienced a more healthy dance environment.
Belhaven University is a unique, private Christian university in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi, that extends a warm welcome to any and all. My mother is an example of this courtesy. She returned to Belhaven at the age of 45 as a full-time student, pursuing her Bachelor's in English. Her experience was nothing short of fantastical and inspired my own choice to attend Belhaven in the fall of 2018. I have been inspired to branch out and explore different fields of interests, all bearing a Christian influence. Overall, Belhaven's focus on Christianity shines through each course you take, even math courses. The structured community around you evokes a sense of pride and encourages a growth in faith.