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.
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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.32 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities57 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods52 Graduates
Healthcare Management44 Graduates
Biblical Studies42 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management30 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science19 Graduates
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
Belhaven University Reviews
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.
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!