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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB+
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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
Most Popular Majors
Healthcare Management45 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods42 Graduates
Biblical Studies38 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities37 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management29 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science21 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
Belhaven University Reviews
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.
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.