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Belhaven at a Glance

Belhaven University, is a four-year, coeducational Christian liberal arts college located in Jackson, MS.  A heritage of Reformed higher education, welcoming students of all denominations and backgrounds.  Established in 1883, the mission of the College is to prepare men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

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Location: Located in a dynamic historic district of Jackson, MS, the "Capital of the New South."  With a population of nearly one-half million, Jackson is the political, economic, educational, and cultural capital of the state.  Additional campuses located in Atlanta, Georgia; Chattanooga and Memphis, Tennessee; Houston Texas and Orlando, Florida, as well as online.
Campus: Charming campus gracefully nestled among majestic oaks and flowering azaleas.  Five new buildings added in recent years.  The student center includes campus bookstore, computer center, cafe, multi-media theatre, recreation center, student dining commons, private dining rooms, and prayer room.  Other recreational facilities: tennis courts, gymnasium, weight and exercise facility, and soccer field.  Intramural athletics in a variety of sports.  Five residence halls with high-speed computer accessibility for resident students.
Special Programs: WVC - Belhaven's "Worldview Curriculum," required of all entering freshmen and sophomores, offers an integrated study (structured chronologically) of the great movements and ideas in history, literature, the fine arts, Bible, philosophy and theology. Using history and the study of civilizations as a foundation, this unique approach to the traditional core curriculum enables students to learn the necessity of a Christian worldview in their personal spiritual growth, the shaping of culture's moral values, and in building prosperous communities and a healthy society.

Omega College - The Omega College allows students to customize their program to meet their individual curriculum needs. Students choose a major and then work with an advisor to add beneficial courses to their program of study.

Honors - The Honors College at Belhaven offers a unique opportunity to enhance your educational experience. The Honors College gives academically advanced, highly motivated students a forum in which to deepen and expand their college education, both intellectually and spiritually.
Enrollment: Belhaven University enrolls over 3,800 students, including 1,200 undergraduates on the Jackson campus.
Freshmen Class:
(Fall 2013)
  • Average ACT 24;  Average SAT 1028
  • Average GPA 3.4
  • 42% in state, 58% out of state
  • 16% Homeschooled
Faculty: Student/faculty ratio of 12 to 1; 82% hold Ph.D.'s or terminal degrees in their fields.
Library Holdings: More than 106,000 volumes, approximately 500 periodicals, online research databases
Athletics: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Gulf Coast Athletic Conference and Mid-South Athletic Conference
Men's Varsity Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
Women's Varsity Sports Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field
Majors
Degrees: Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Management and Bachelor of Business Administration
Graduate degrees: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Sports Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Fine Arts in Dance
Campus Life Because Belhaven understands the value of a living/learning environment, we offer many benefits through residence life. To become a residential student, please complete our housing application.

We also offer many opportunities for all students to be involved on campus through organizations and activities.

As a new student, you won't want to miss Welcome Week in August. Both events provide a great orientation to the college.
Accreditation: Belhaven University is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA  30033-4097, Telephone Number 404-679-4500) to award associates, bachelors, and masters degrees. The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Department of Art is one of only six private, church-related colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.  The Department of Dance is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).  The Department of Theatre is accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.  Belhaven University through its School of Business Administration has the following degree programs accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Management.
Academic and Spiritual Growth: Freshmen Seminar and "Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace," part of Belhaven's worldview curriculum, enhance learning strategies and emphasize Christian principles in the workplace.  Mentoring programs, internships, and volunteer service opportunities.  A vital, required chapel series featuring some of the best Christian preachers and thinkers in a shared campus worship experience.  Opportunities for missions, both overseas and in the United States.  Religious clubs to encourage spiritual growth and service, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Reformed University Fellowship, Baptist Student Union, and Student Missions Fellowship.