Find Your Wings at the Abbey

At Belmont Abbey College, our mission is to cultivate the ideals of excellence, virtue and faith, so that each generation may soar higher and further than the last. Located near Charlotte, North Carolina, we’re a private, liberal arts, Catholic college dedicated to the intertwined pursuit of faith and reason. Though our academics are of the highest quality, we’re also dedicated to keeping higher education affordable. Recognized by the Newman Guide, U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, at the Abbey you will find a sky full of possibilities that will lead you to your passion and your purpose. Come to the Abbey, find your wings and fly.
More than 69% of Belmont Abbey College’s faculty have doctoral or terminal degrees. Being small and high quality, the Abbey provides an education by exceptional faculty with the one-on-one attention you deserve.
For many student-athletes, Belmont Abbey College is the “sweet spot.” We’re a championship-winning Division II school, with coaches that teach you to win at your sport and to succeed in life.
Belmont Abbey College’s Catholicity guarantees a welcome to all. Over 1500 years of Benedictine tradition have taught us to welcome others “in persona Christi,” as Christ himself.
Belmont Abbey College’s beautiful, scenic campus and Gothic brick buildings are just minutes from Charlotte–the nation’s second-largest banking city, a major international airport, and the U.S. Olympic Whitewater training center. Its beautiful and temperate climate allows you to enjoy being outside all year long. Arrange your visit today and see for yourself!




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What’s it like to be at Belmont Abbey College? Watch this short overview above and take a peek at the Abbey!

Belmont Abbey College is a special place. Here we carry on a centuries old Benedictine tradition of prayer and learning that has led countless men and women before us to live lives of excellence and virtue.

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“I came to the Abbey for many reasons. But the real question is why do I stay? Because of the people. The people of Belmont Abbey College are one of a kind, and the friendships I’ve made here surpass all of my expectations!”

– Brigid Wilson
Psychology Major
Royal Oak, MI
Class of 2015

Belmont Abbey College student2“I wanted to be part of a school in which I could share the same beliefs with others. The faith basis on this campus lays the ground work for faith and cultural diversity. I feel completely welcome here. I am encouraged to grow in mind, body, and spirit.”

– Javy Valleya-Ayala
Accounting Major
Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
Class of 2014

Belmont Abbey College student3“After arriving and becoming a part of the community, I fell in love and couldn’t imagine leaving. The spirit of the community, the classes, the people, and campus itself became my home away from home. My college experience continues to encourage me and push to grow and flourish academically and spiritually in ways that cannot be found anywhere else.”

– Sarah Bathon
Elementary Education Major
Greenville, SC
Class of 2016