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.

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100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road 

Belmont, NC 28012 

(704) 461-6700

Enrollment: 1,507

Belmont Abbey College Website

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.

José Benlliure Ortiz, “Leaving Mass in Rocafort,” 1915

On Suffering and Hope and Forever

‘In the Eucharist the sacrifice of Christ becomes also the sacrifice of the members of his Body. The lives of the faithful, their praise, sufferings, prayer, and work, are united with those of Christ and with his total offering, and so acquire a new value. Christ’s sacrifice present on the altar makes it possible for all generations of Christians to be united with his offering.’ (CCC 1368)

José Benlliure Ortiz, “Leaving Mass in Rocafort,” 1915

On Suffering and Hope and Forever

‘In the Eucharist the sacrifice of Christ becomes also the sacrifice of the members of his Body. The lives of the faithful, their praise, sufferings, prayer, and work, are united with those of Christ and with his total offering, and so acquire a new value. Christ’s sacrifice present on the altar makes it possible for all generations of Christians to be united with his offering.’ (CCC 1368)