Belhaven University

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world rank  2486

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University Overview

Established in 1883, Belhaven University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Jackson (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Mississippi. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Belhaven University (BU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Presbyterian religion. Belhaven University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 137 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym BU
Founded 1883
Motto Non Ministrari Sed Ministrare
Not to be served but to serve
Colours Forest green and Vegas gold

University Location

Address 1500 Peachtree Street
Jackson
39202 Mississippi
United States
Tel +1 (601) 968 5940
Fax +1 (601) 968 9998

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving predominantly Black-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 1500 Peachtree Street
Jackson 39202
(601) 968 5940
800 960 5940

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Presbyterian Christian-Presbyterian Presbyterian Church (USA) - www.pcusa.org

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Belhaven University's Library
Belhaven University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 43,041 physical volumes, 2,333 physical media, 65,033 digital/electronic medium and 98 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Belhaven University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 718 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1946


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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