Belmont University sits on 75 historic acres two miles southwest of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, a thriving metropolis known worldwide as Music City. In the mid-1800s, the land the university now occupies was known as Belle Monte, the Victorian home of one of Tennessee’s wealthiest couples, Joseph and Adelicia Acklen, but the property has been the site of higher education since the founding of the original Belmont College in 1890.
Since becoming Belmont University in 1991, Belmont has grown not only in size but in quality. The historic mansions, gardens and statues of Belmont's past now sit side-by-side with state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the best technology and teachers to train today's students with the right tools for real world success.
Ranked No. 5 in the Regional Universities South category and named as a “Most Innovative” university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of more than 7,700 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 90 areas of undergraduate study, 19 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.
Belmont serves on an international stage, welcoming some of the world’s most accomplished and distinguished leaders of faith, politics, diplomacy, industry, and the arts to campus annually. Such dignitaries as Colin Powell, Shirin Ebadi, Maya Angelou, David McCullough, and Tony Campolo have spoken in recent years.
Additionally, Belmont is a universally respected fixture in the Nashville entertainment scene, with an undeniable presence in performance, production, business and public relations. Aside from scores of award-winning artists, Belmont has emerged as the “go-to” place for recording, concert sound checks, promotional shoots, music videos and award shows. Popular programs such as American Idol, Nashville, and Rachael Ray have visited campus.