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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  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 1,331 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Belhaven acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 36% 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
43%
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
$18,486/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,715/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,465/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,010/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,715/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,797/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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
1,331Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
24%
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
$35,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
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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LOVE THIS UNIVERSITY! This is a Christian university based on Christian values. The professors are awesome, helpful and always communicative. Every course involves scripture that relates to each lesson.
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I am a freshman at Belhaven and it is a pretty good school overall! I am a social work major and my professors are amazing no lie. They really care about me as a person and a student and want to help me succeed! They definitely are part of the reason why I became a more open--minded person, which I am so grateful for.
The atmosphere is so genuine and I can tell that Belhaven University truly does enter their expectations around the Lord! They are not just a "Christian college", but they truly run their school in a way that puts God first, and I can tell that they love and encourage their students to do the same.