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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,248 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Belhaven acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 49% of students, Belhaven alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,700.
About Belhaven University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
Address
1500 Peachtree St
Jackson, MS 39202
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Belhaven University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
902-1180
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,783/ 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
$15,589/ 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
97%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,248Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,234
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 21 responses
Report
  • Christian
    57%
  • Some very conservative, some more liberal.
    24%
  • Christian athlete
    10%
  • Christian liberal
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • A place to grow spiritually and academically
    91%
  • Helpful
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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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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.
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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.
Belhaven is an incredible institution that I am blessed to be a part of! The faculty is kind, encouraging, and supportive- while also influential! The atmosphere is so loving and welcoming, and it almost feels as though you're stepping into the 1950's where everyone was friendly with each other, no matter what!