Belhaven University is continually being recognized locally and nationally with many honors, titles and awards. Belhaven received the 2012-2013 College of Distinction Award from CollegesofDistinctions.com, which honors colleges excelling in key areas of educational quality.
Belhaven University's Online Program was ranked 32nd for its bachelor degree programs among 214 national colleges and universities in the Best Online Education Programs rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
The Templeton Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development has recognized Belhaven for leadership in the field of student character development for spiritual growth programs. Belhaven was also listed among 201 colleges in Get In. Get Out. Get a Job.
For its affordability, Belhaven has been named to America's 100 Best College Buys for 10 years in a row. Belhaven University is committed to keeping costs as low as possible so that students from all backgrounds can afford an excellent Christian higher education.
Belhaven University has been recognized for outstanding individual academic programs. It was selected as one of the Top Christian Business Colleges in the country by Business Reform Magazine. The Belhaven University School of Business also received special recognition as an editor's pick for "most biblical curriculum and focus." in addition, most all business programs at Belhaven have received a special accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Belhaven University was awarded the title of Military Friendly School. The Military Friendly Schools’ list honors the top 20 percent of colleges and universities that are doing the most to embrace America’s military and veterans as students.
Belhaven University was awarded Best Christian Workplace for 2013. This award recognizes only 22 Christian business and nonprofit organizations in the country that excel in job satisfaction, Christian witness, personal development, teamwork and management.
Belhaven is also well known for its commitment to the arts, and it is one of only 30 schools in the United States to be nationally accredited in all arts programs: dance, music, theatre and visual arts. Likewise, Belhaven University is the only Christian college in the U.S. offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing and one of only 26 undergraduate institutions offering such a degree.
Belhaven is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), an international higher education association of intentionally Christian colleges and universities.
The athletics program at Belhaven is recognized as being a NAIA Champions of Character Institution, which recognizes college athletic programs that promote respect, responsibility, integrity, and servant leadership.