BAC Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into BAC? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,335 out of 1,967 applicants or 68% were admitted making BAC a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. Belmont Abbey College typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 991 976 1,967
Accepted 686 649 1,335
Acceptance Rate 69% 66% 68%
Enrolled 127 183 310
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 28% 23%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Belmont Abbey College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that BAC regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Belmont Abbey College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 980 1200
SAT Reading 490 620
SAT Math 490 580
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 17 25
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >78%
22 to 25 Avg + 68%-78%
19 to 22 Avg - 56%-68%
16 to 19 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 16 Low <42%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >78%
1090 to 1200 Avg + 68%-78%
980 to 1090 Avg - 56%-68%
870 to 980 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 870 Low <42%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Belmont Abbey College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Belmont Abbey College was 3.13 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as BAC accepts 68% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 14% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Belmont Abbey College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197984 IPEDS survey data for Belmont Abbey College.

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