Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College is a private, Newman Guide, Catholic, Benedictine college founded in 1876. Our mission is to cultivate the ideals of excellence, virtue and faith. Students create deep relationships with mentors of great talent and character, preparing them for their career and for life.

Belmont Abbey College
Belmont Abbey College (photo: SEAN BUSHER / Belmont Abbey College)

📍 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road, Belmont, NC 28012

📞 (704) 461-6700

🌐 Belmont Abbey College Website


No. of Students: 1,504

No. of Majors/Areas of Study: 30 majors with 45 minors and concentrations; new graduate programs include MBA, MHA, MSN, M.A. in leadership, and M.S. in data analytics 

Mandatum: Yes

Daily or Weekly Eucharistic Adoration: Yes

Places Where Students Can Study Abroad: Various

Annual Cost of Tuition: $19,500

Typical % of students who receive scholarships and/or typical amount of financial aid: More than 98%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Why Belmont Abbey

At the Abbey, you’ll unlock a world of learning and grow as a whole person: in mind, body and spirit. We guide you to becoming the best version of yourself while strengthening your relationship with God. We know you could thrive here!

The Institution:

  • President’s Oath
  • Catholic Board 
  • Catholic Faculty 
  • Mandatum Required
  • Theologians’ Oath 

Campus Culture:

  • Mass and Confession
  • Speakers Vetted
  • Unobjectionable Clubs
  • No Coed Dorms*
  • Health Services Okay

School’s Comments:

The Institution: Founded in 1876, Belmont Abbey College is a private, Catholic baccalaureate and liberal arts institution. Our mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. Guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and others. We are committed to giving prospective students all the support and resources they need. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about admissions at Belmont Abbey College at (704) 461-6700 or [email protected].

Catholic Board and Faculty: With regard to the board of trustees, the college follows the policy outlined in the apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae of St. John Paul II and the norms contained in “The Application of Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the United States” promulgated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Theologians’ Oath: The mandatum is the proper requirement for undergraduate faculty and institutions, and we require it of all Catholic faculty members in theology. The “Profession of Faith” and “Oath of Fidelity” are more proper for pontifical faculties teaching in seminaries.

Dorms: We have seven residence halls, and two are coed, with specific floors dividing males and females. Two more residence halls will open on campus in 2023. Visitation policies are enforced in all of our residential halls. Students who live there have an opportunity to demonstrate the ability to live in an adult community while at the same time upholding themselves and their colleagues to excellence and virtue.

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Belmont Abbey College (Photo: SEAN BUSHER)