Thank you for your interest in becoming a Crusader. Belmont Abbey College has a long and storied athletic tradition. We expect the best of our student-athletes and hope you find all that you need in your quest to become a Crusader!
Home to more than 1,700 students, 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 by Benedictine monks we continue to celebrate the 1,500 year old Benedictine monastic tradition of prayer and learning. The Cardinal Newman Society calls Belmont Abbey College one of the top Catholic colleges in America for faithfulness and affordability, and First Things Magazine recently named the Abbey America’s #1 “School on the Rise, Filled with Excitement.” Though we are founded on our Catholic, Benedictine traditions we welcome a diverse body of students regardless of religious affiliation.
In addition we have received a “Top-Tier Ranking” by U.S. News and World Report, and recently named “A best Southeastern College” by The Princeton Review.
Located just 10 miles west of Charlotte, N.C., the largest city in North Carolina-and the 16th largest city in the United States-Belmont Abbey College is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Abbey is the only Catholic college between northern Virginia and Florida.
Belmont Abbey College students have access to a wide range of activities from the nearby U.S. National Whitewater Center to the Charlotte Motor Speedway (home to three races on the NASCAR circuit), the NFL's Carolina Panthers, the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, the International League's Charlotte Knights (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox), the Charlotte Checkers (American Hockey League affilliate of the Carolina Hurricanes), the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse, the Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Carowinds Amusement Park and much more.
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is just 10 minutes from campus and is the sixth busiest airport in the world offering more than 140 nonstop destinations around the globe.
"Where Southern Charm Blossoms"
Belmont, North Carolina is a charming bedroom community in Eastern Gaston County, just across the Catawba River from Mecklenburg County and the city of Charlotte. With its close proximity to Charlotte, Belmont allows visitors to take advantage of big-city amenities while enjoying a comfortable stay in a place with small-city charm. Belmont is home to the renowned-Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and other elebrated sites acclaimed by The National Register.