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Reviews 886 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this school. The opportunities are great and you have the potential to make a real difference in both your life and others if you wish to.

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3 College Junior

Parking: A car is not really needed here but parking is a work in progress. Most students live on campus so the fight for a spot is constant and tickets will be handed out mercilessly, so beware.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Personally, I prefer strictness so Belmont is great for my taste. Alcohol use is not allowed on campus and expected to not occur in dorms either. The police are very nice and will happily help out when needed. The parking ticket scenario is constant so be careful- I have many friends who complain of getting tickets for every little mistake.

3 College Junior

Computers: I have only really used the library for all tech needs so I am assuming the computer labs really need to be mentioned some more- they are pretty hard to find. The printing is not too cheap so I would suggest buying a personal printer- especially if you live on campus. A laptop is highly recommended- there are quite a few classes that depend specifically on them as part of the course/course work.

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2 College Junior

Campus Dining: Although the cafeteria is okay, the food is not very good...The on campus options of pizza hut, chinese, and bbq is nice- but pretty unhealthy.

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Mainly just coffee shops and relatively affordable food consisting of subs/burgers/etc. Not too much in the way of actual dining though...

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The office was quite helpful and welcoming- listened to me, etc. But I did not get too much information and was kind of expected to walk in knowing everything...That said, I did not receive any scholarships from the school (I am a transfer student) but need based aid is pretty good.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Although Belmont is a dry campus and even smoking is curbed, there is a healthy night life. That said, I have personally heard of instances where an RA overlooked alcohol possession, partook in such matters, etc. But overall, the campus is pretty alcohol and drug free.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Although Belmont is a great and pretty little campus, it is not too high up on safety. Although I am comfortable walking on campus at all hours, there are some shady characters that walk around. And the university does not really publicize certain crimes- primarily rape and drug issues. Other than that, there are police pretty much everywhere and alerts in case of most incidents.

4 College Junior

Academics: The Arts and Sciences are pretty good in my opinion. Research is required to graduate, so that is definitely a pro for getting a job later on and adding to experience. The labs are well maintained but do not really have that much in terms of equipment- but the basics are all there. Professors are great although some can have a stricter outlook on academics and not be too forgiving. Internships are awesome- you WILL have to work hard for them though.

4 College Junior

Academics: The Professors here are amazing! I can definitely say that they teach and actually have a passion for their subject areas. Registration is straight froward but you really have to fight for a class- courses get filled within minutes of registration opening up..that can get scary if you really need a certain course, but speaking to professors always helps.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is not very good parking for off campus housing...Plus, the immediate area is quite expensive so finding privacy will be hard since most apartments will be shared. On campus is much better- easier to get stuff done and develop some great bonds. Restaurants are not really available on campus, so having a kitchen is preferred. And the cafeteria is not that great at all...Safety depends on the street- there can be some pretty scary areas around, quite a lot of homeless in the area. For on campus, over all Belmont is a pretty safe. It is known to house rich kids, so being careful is always the better option. Especially when running outdoors.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Overall, the campus is very beautiful and welcoming. There is always something to do and someone kind enough to help you out when you need it. Personally, I love the volunteer opportunities and the library- it is a great place to get some work done.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Belmont is in a great part of town and near all kinds of restaurants, bars, etc...Parks are close by, as are bus lines.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It seems to be the same as anywhere else. It's a pain, but necessary.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The network seems pretty slow if accessing wirelessly. However, there are several computer labs. Printing is a major pain, I understand cost cutting, but this seems like an attempt to raise funds by charging students for printing.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I understand why the rules are in place at Belmont. This is a private Christian school.....there are many other options for those who can not comply.

1 College Freshman

Transportation: There aren't really transportation options except for Metro Nashville bus lines.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is Nashville weather....4 seasons, winter is not too bad but can be rainy.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I see the cops on bikes almost every time I'm on campus. How safe they are keeping me, I don't know. But, I know that they are ticketing people illegally parked, lol.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As an adult student, I've really enjoyed my classes and the number of night courses offered at Belmont. Parking is tough, but we're in the city so I expected that.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: New buildings continue to pop up all over Belmont's growing campus, so many of the classroom, office, and especially dorm buildings are very new. Unfortunately, the cafeteria is extremely outdated. There are a few dorms that have been around for multiple decades, but these are also the ones with the most charm. There is no rec center beyond the Beaman student life center, which is essentially an office building, a rock wall, a gym, and some common areas for studying. Music majors continually complain about the extreme lack of practice rooms, and there doesn't seem to be a plan for more to come any time soon.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few places located right off campus, and many others in a short walk or drive. Belmont's "bruin bucks," which are dining dollars that can be purchased separately from your meal plan, can be used at some of the restaurants closest to campus. Because of the size of the city, there are plenty of dining options around the area. There are dozens of unique coffee shops and cafes to be found nearby.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: To become a music major, you have to be admitted separately into the school of music by completing an audition. The audition is pretty standard; you perform a piece of music and an accompanist is provided, along with taking a basic theory test. Once admitted, you have to complete a jury each semester in which you and an accompanist perform in front of some members of the music faculty to show that you are on track and making progress as a musician.


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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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