Belhaven University

365 reviews
  1. Jackson, MS
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Belhaven University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
Address
1500 Peachtree St
Jackson, MS 39202

Belhaven University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
902-1180
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$18,583/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,471/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,625/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,387/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,661/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,026/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
96%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,289Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Christian
    65%
  • Some very conservative, some more liberal.
    18%
  • Christian liberal
    12%
  • Christian athlete
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • A place to grow spiritually and academically
    89%
  • Helpful
    11%

After Belhaven University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

365 reviews
  • Excellent
    102
  • Very Good
    133
  • Average
    112
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    5
Belhaven University has a wonderful, family-like atmosphere. The class sizes are small enough to where the teacher actually know your name and face, and you're not simply a number. The best teacher that you should take is Mrs. Tracy Ford. The only thing I would like to see different about Belhaven is the cafeteria choices!
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Belhaven Univeristy is an amazing university. I would definitely choose it again, for sure. One of my favorite experiences was Welcome Week. This week before classes started, we moved in, got settled, and then met our Peer Group and Peer Leaders. I had incredible Peer Leaders that taught me so much about Belhaven, what to look foward to and they also gave me a lot of great advice about starting college. This week we bonded with our group and I met many other freshmen and also made friendships with people that I am still very close with.

Belhaven also has many amazing professors. My first year has been packed with teachers who actually care about me and my education. They want me healthy, happy, and succeeding in my education and life. The teachers I had last semester still check up on now to see how I am doing and how my classes are going. They also always tell me that they are there for me, and that they are always there to help me with anything they can. That even though I am not their student right now, that they still care for me and want the best for me. Also, Belhaven is a true Christan university. All of the professors and staff are truely people of God. I have so many faculty that are mentors for me and who I know will always be there for me. Those are just a few things I absolutely love about my university and what makes it unique.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
I graduated from Belhaven's Exercise Science program back in 2007, and I am now enrolled in Belhaven's online MBA program. So, this review is coming from a perspective of a traditional student completing an online master's program. First, for those who are looking into Belhaven's Exercise Science program, I highly endorse it. Dr. Berryhill, the chairman of the program, is simply one of the best. He is a unique professor with such a vast knowledge of the field, and the small instructor to student ratio really provides the opportunity for Dr. Berryhill's influence to have a positive impact on his students. It is a rigorous program. If you are a student seeking a program that is going to prepare you for graduate school, this is the perfect program, as students will apply higher cognitive skills to achieve the objective of the course.

Since 2007, I joined the military and have been a service member for the past seven years. Last year, I decided to enroll in Belhaven's online MBA program with a concentration in Sport's Administration. Due to military mission, I had to put my MBA education on hold until next year. I did finish the intro to graduate studies class, and you do write many essays regarding the particular class subject. The communication with the instructor and classmates is purely via online messaging unless you decide to reach out to other students via other communication (eg: facetime). I found that my instructor gave very generic evaluations of my work to the point that I had doubts that he was reading the content of my essays. Now, this is just one class, and I will be able to give a more thorough assessment as I progress in the program.
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 23 2015