Belmont Abbey College—An Experience of a Lifetime



Belmont Abbey College is a small, Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts institution. We find our center in Jesus Christ, and believe in the development of the whole person — in mind, body and spirit. Our mission is to provide an education that will enable our students to lead lives of  integrity, succeed professionally, become responsible citizens and be a blessing to themselves  and others.

Founded in 1876 in Belmont, NC by Benedictine monks, we continue to celebrate the 1,500-year old Benedictine monastic tradition of prayer and learning. We’re driven by the pursuit of the true, the good and the beautiful in all that we do—in the classroom, in our social activities and on the competitive field. Through our liberal arts core curriculum, our students are led to explore the possibilities so that they may discern the purpose for their lives.

A community of love

Any college is a place you must not just live, but thrive. At Belmont Abbey College, our people and our faith take center stage. As the apostolate for Our Lady Help of Christians Monastery, our College beats with the heart of Christ which provides the foundation for community on our campus. From faculty who know you and care about you, to the monks and priests who guide you spiritually, to the administration that shepherds the ship, you will find a fellowship of friends and allies who have your future at heart, and your success as their goal. And the friendships with fellow students endure to experience with them all of life’s joys.

Sport and Virtue

Division II athletics mean competition is fierce, but our focus is on developing men and women of virtue through sport. For everyone, from our athletic director to every coach, sport is truly a tool for good, and the Abbey is a place where glorifying God and athletics come together. With nearly forty men’s and women’s programs, you’ll find your place if continuing your athletic career is important.

Academic Rigor to Challenge you

Do you love our Catholic faith? Do you love the Great Books? Do you love theater? Do you love political philosophy? We have a scholarship program for you. We want every student with a passion to find their place. Whether it’s with our Honors College that will challenge and push you, or with our Hintemeyer Program that enhances your faith, the Abbey strives to bring out the best in you.

Because your future won’t wait, because you are bound for greatness, Belmont Abbey College is here for you. God has a plan—to fulfill His great work in you. At the Abbey, we strive to help you understand that plan so your life’s journey is full of joy. Come to the Abbey,  a life well-lived awaits.

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Belmont Abbey College began its inaugural year of its new Honors College in Fall 2018. Students will study the great books, to grow in wisdom, faith and knowledge.

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