Location
Nashville, TN
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4,906
Tuition
$26,130
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 871 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Computers: I never use the schools computers. I like mine better.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather here is not the best, but it doesn’t affect my learning experience

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There are not many people that I know that are greek. Mostly i just see logos. Greek life is mostly low key.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Belmont's nursing program is the best. Internships make it easy to get a job, there are a ton of hospitals and clinics all around Nashville.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The nursing program here is great. You are accepted right into the program with about 92 other people, which is great considering most other public schools make you re-apply your junior year. Classes are relevant and clinicals start as soon as 4th semester. There are labs with life-like, electronic mannequins that the professors can talk through to assist in situational learning. I could say so many great things about this nursing program. One of the best in the country.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few restaurants within 5 minutes of campus that are great. There's a few asian places, Mexican, and a little cafe-type place. We have a coffee shop called Bongo Java where a lot of people go, and Frothy Monkey is a bit down the road but is also good. There's a great froyo place about 10 minutes walk down the road on 21st, which has a ton of restaurants and shopping options. Even the places that are driving distance are no more than a 5-minute drive.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: Belmont is so unique. Everyone here is honestly their own person, so talented, and most all students are friendly. We are one of the best music schools and nursing schools in the country, ranked #7 regionally. There are countless recording studios around, and practice rooms with all Steinway pianos. The dorms are really really nice, with lots of space. Campus is beautiful. If you're a crazy party person then obviously this isn't the place for you but for those who aren't into that scene, Belmont honestly has all you could want. I love it here!

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Computers: Bring your own computer. It's college. There are computers but you're not going to feel like going to the library every single time you have homework. (Which is almost exclusively online).

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking kinda sucks but they're building a new garage with like 480 new spots. They over accommodate for visitors, leaving students with very little spots, but I have always been able to find one.

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College Freshman

Transportation: As far as i know there's no campus-provided transportation. But there's busses, taxis, and zip cars for rent. Most people have a car, honestly. Not a big problem.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Belmont is awful at giving away money.

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College Freshman

Nightlife: I'm not the party type, but I do find things to do at night. There are a lot of nice restaurants close to campus as well as 21st avenue, with a lot of shopping and eating options.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The nursing program here is great. I took 5 nursing-related classes my freshman year-- Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Anatomy and Anatomy lab. The classes are mostly if not all nursing majors and the teachers make an effort to have their lessons pertain to the subject. Definitely worth my time. My freshman seminar was pretty stupid, but everyone has to take it.

College Freshman

Majors: Finding an internship is pretty easy for health majors as far as I know, considering Nashville is the health capital of America.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We don't have a football team, and everyone's pretty bitter about that. But our basketball team is really great and people get very spirited. The pembros support the women's volleyball team every home game which is fun. Sports aren't a huge part of campus life, but it's a music school so nobody really cares that much. Vandy is right down the street if you want to go to a football game.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Generally everyone around looks healthy and happy. Everyone has an amazing sense of style so if you wanna be a little out there, it's totally not weird. No pressure to act/dress a certain way at all. Not to mention people here are so incredibly talented.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I love Belmont. My classes are mostly productive and the dorm life is great. Social life is what you make it, it's college, get out there. It's a beautiful place with great people. Lots of opportunities for spiritual growth and clubs. Nashville is amazing, the weather is great. People are really cool here. There really isn't any place like Belmont. :)

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I know people who live off campus who love it. Cost of living in Nashville is so cheap. That being said, on campus apartments are really nice too.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in a 100-year old all-girls dorm my freshman year. At first I was disappointed but now I can't imagine living anywhere else. The sense of community is so strong and I know almost everyone in my dorm. (107 girls). It's like a giant house, carpeted, creaky stairs, and a basement with a kitchen AND a movie theatre. We have lots of community events and I knew every RA personally, not just mine. Yeah the new dorms are co-ed but it really doesn't matter considering visitation is the same everywhere. It's nice not to have to worry about running into boys when you're doing you're laundry. We have a brother dorm right next to us and it's not uncommon to come downstairs and see them hanging out in the lobby.

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College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not sure how to rate this one. It's a dry campus, but Vandy is so close that people just go there, or to house parties. I never see drinking on campus. It's not a problem at all and if you don't drink you're part of the majority.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Weather in Nashville is beautiful. I can count on one hand the amount of times it has rained this semester. Summer is really hot but fall comes in nicely around early-mid October, and the trees are beautiful! Cold winters but what else would you expect? Lot's of tornadoes but it's not really a problem. Overall good weather.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The caf is bad. The workers are nice, (usually), but the food is just bad. As a vegetarian it was impossible for me to get any sort of protein other than eggs. They offer veggie burgers but they take at least 20 minutes to make which makes no sense. The sandwich line is pretty good, and Sunday brunch is always good. However, if I wanted to eat in the caf I was usually stuck with a sandwich or a salad every day. The curb, though, is good. We have Papa Johns, and Asian place, wings, sushi, and McAllister's. Just make sure you don't use too many declining points too fast ;). The corner court is okay but is just like basic packaged foods.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Belmont is beautiful. The grounds keepers do a great job, the grass is always green and there are always flowers. The student center is beautiful and lots of people use it; there's a great climbing wall too. The library is efficient although is not the prettiest thing in the world. The north quad is the most beautiful but the quad outside of Patton is the best for sports. Living in a new dorm is awful because there are no traditions and there isn't a sense of community. I lived in an all-girls dorm my freshman year that was over 100 years old and I loved it! Everyone was like family and I felt like I was in a house. (Which it basically is). Definitely don't put down the new dorms as your first choice because they are so overrated. And even though I lived in an all-girls dorm we had a brother dorm right next to us, and we hung out in each others lobbies. (For you girls looking to get a boy ;) ). Campus activities are great if you bother to go, and there are lots of places to hang out other than your dorm.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Practice hours are 3-7, meaning you can't "practice" an instrument or sing (technically) any time other than those. The stupidest rule is that multiple people singing/playing the same song at the same time is "Band practice" and you can be written up. Aka my roommate and I singing along to christmas music is "illegal". It's ridiculous. That being said, most RAs don't care too much as long as it's not too loud. I sing all the time and have never been written up.
Visitation, however, is awful. Week days is noon to 11 at night. Weekends (meaning Friday and Saturday) is noon until 1 am. You have to check them in and you get a guest pass that you have to hang on your door. You also have to be with them at all times and can't switch rooms without letting the desk worker know. I've been thankful for it occasionally when I'm tired of my roommate's boyfriend, but other than that it's ridiculous. We are adults and should be able to make our decisions concerning those type of things. I know the policy is currently being challenged. Drugs and alcohol rules are decent but RAs never check dorms so it would be so easy to hide some. (Not that I would recommend that!)

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never feel uncomfortable walking across campus. The only place that is a little sketchy is right across the street from Circle K, a gas station. Some sketchy people like to hang out there but other than that it's pretty safe. As a girl, I obviously have to be extra cautious but I still feel very safe.

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Tara Knott
Hometown
Geneva, Illinois
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2012
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Most Belmont students will tell you that if they had to do it over again, they’d choose Belmont every time. So, despite parking issues, rising tuition, and strict behavioral policies, students are truly glad to be here, and it shows. University president Dr. Robert Fisher (around here, he’s affectionately called “Bob the Builder”—you’ll figure it out when you see the construction trucks on campus) likes to say Belmont is a “small town in a big city.” Because it’s such a tiny school on an enclosed campus, the community atmosphere at Belmont is incredibly strong. Professors often give out their personal cell phone numbers to students who need extra help, and they genuinely want their students to succeed—not just in their classes, but in life. Most students find one or two professors in their major who become almost like surrogate parents. They’ll counsel you through the stress of finals and help you find fantastic internships. Because many professors are former professionals in whatever field they teach, they have experience and contacts that are immeasurably valuable to students —in this town, the people you know have the potential to open doors for you.

Nashville itself is probably one of the biggest selling points for the University. It’s an incredible town full of opportunities for young professionals in every major. Nursing students may do clinicals at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, one of the top hospitals in the world. Students who like to write might find a public relations internship at one of the music labels in town. And of course, if you want to pursue a career in the music business, there’s no better place to be. So is a Belmont education expensive? Yes. Make no mistake about it. But if you feel it’s the right place for you, you’ll leave knowing every penny was worth it.

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