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Belhaven University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Jackson, Mississippi. The city atmosphere of Jackson makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

$29,372 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
64% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Belhaven University?


Contact details for Belhaven are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 Peachtree St, Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: 601-968-5940

How Do I Get Into Belhaven?

You can apply to Belhaven online at:

Admission Requirements for Belhaven

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Belhaven?

64% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores
Belhaven has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 61%.

Average Test Scores

About 6% of students accepted to Belhaven submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 660. Math scores were between 490 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Belhaven University  ( 490 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Belhaven University  ( 490 to 600 )
Belhaven received ACT scores from 75% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Belhaven University  ( 17 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Belhaven University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Belhaven University  ( 19 to 24 )

Can I Afford Belhaven University?

$29,372 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
1.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Belhaven is $29,372. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Belhaven, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,036 a year. That adds up to $24,144 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Belhaven is 1.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Belhaven University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,105 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,714 undergraduate students at Belhaven, with 1,105 being full-time and 609 being part-time.


There are also 2,564 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,105 full-time undergraduates at Belhaven, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Belhaven University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 379
Hispanic or Latino 55
White 508
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 137

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Belhaven University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at Belhaven. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, United Kingdom, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Belhaven University

2,619 Took All Classes Online
2,957 Took At Least One Class Online
23.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 18 master’s degree programs available online at Belhaven. In 2020-2021, 2,957 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Belhaven has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Belhaven

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Belhaven University was 23.9%. This is the #484 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Belhaven regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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