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Nashville, TN
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$26,130
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Reviews 871 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Belmont takes a lot of things too seriously in my opinion. If I wanted to have one of my best friends over in my dorm room to hang out who is opposite gender, I couldn't because Belmont won't allow visitors after 11pm on most nights which is extremely early for college students.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Belmont tries to accept people of all ethnicities. I do believe it is harder for certain ethnicities, statistically speaking, to afford Belmont therefore making it less diverse than I'd like to see.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Good mix, athletes, music, hipsters, very few locals

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Pretty strick. Private conservative Christian School

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: When I was at the school the Audio/Video department was small but now they are starting a film program that will be really good. I was the first class to attend "Belmont West" and now it's a booming option for those wanting to come to Los Angeles for study or after graduation. I started with a Music Business major which was and is a strong program.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The students and professors are respectable people and most are interested in their studies on campus. It's not uptight but it's not a party atmosphere either.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The cafeteria is good but that and a little snack bar were the only options when I was attending. I think there are a few more options now but it's not a wide variety. Being in Nashville though, there are plenty of good restaurants in the city.

1 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Nothing is happening on the campus at night unless there is a scheduled event. It is in a city though so there is plenty to do in Nashville but the campus itself is pretty quiet overall.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There is an honor code that Belmont University student abide by and as a result the collegiate environment is one of honesty and integrity.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of deals to be had with regard to off-campus housing. You have to do your research and due diligence, it will pay off.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The majority of campus living is new and very convenient to classes in addition to the various villages nearby i.e. Hillsboro, 12th Avenue. Belmont has put an emphasis on upgrading and building new campus housing in recent years, the investment is paying off. The campus living is great!

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Nashville is a robust town right now and Belmont University is leading the way towards growth in addition to supporting the culture that is present. There is never a shortage of things to do, music events to attend and great places to eat. The standard of living is reasonable even as a student and as a result many students choose to stay post graduation.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's great of you're a freshman. Don't expect a community atmosphere after that.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to live off campus within walking distance, it's really expensive.

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Nashville is an amazing city. The only drawback to Belmont's campus is that there aren't too many places to eat off campus within walking distance, but it's still not too far from Vandy or downtown.

4 College Junior

Academics: I love the professors at Belmont! They are all about the student. Because Belmont is a student-centered university, your professors are always there if you need help. Oftentimes, you will develop a personal relationship with your professor.

College Junior

Greek Life: Well, I am not a member of Greek life so I can only speak from what I've seen. Roughly 12% of Belmont's campus is Greek. Everyone I know who is a part of it absolutely loves it. They're like a family. There are tons of events and retreats that are pretty fun. However, our Greek Life does not have houses because we are a dry campus.

4 College Junior

Academics: I'm a Biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences. So far, it has been a really good experience. I've learned a ton. And, all of the professors are extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. The small class sizes are wonderful. I only wish that certain specialty classes like Cancer Biology and Immunology were offered more than once every two years. And I wish that I didn't have to take uninteresting classes like Histology.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Since it is in a large city there are countless restaurants from Mexican, Italian, Asian, etc.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: I live in Los Angeles now so it's hard to remember weather anywhere else! :) I do remember really enjoying the grassy areas. I mean, it's the South, so it gets hot in the summer and chilly in the winter but never too extreme. One time we had a tornado warning and we all went into the audio engineering basement. I saw a twister coming down the street in that situation but it only happened once in 4 years.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: It's a rigorous academic environment that is also a Christian environment without being too heavy handed religiously. I came from a public school background and really appreciated having people around me at college that could speak well in theological conversations. It's not as hard as an Ivy League but it's not a walk in the park either. It's a respected school both ethically and academically.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I started as a Music Business major which had great academics. Because I didn't want to do audio engineering or take accounting classes anymore I switched to Audio/Video Production major which would be the other major that let me use the classes I had already taken and still get out in 4 years. I'm now working in television so I have used my major well. I will say that at the time I attended the A/V classes were few and all in the basement. Hopefully they've expanded the program now. The classes I took were helpful and informative and the professors were great in both majors. I also minored in Religion and adored the professors in that department. If you major in Music Business or A/V Production, I suggest taking advantage of "Belmont West" opportunities. That's how I ended up in LA working in television and have been here for the past 13 years!

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Belmont is a dry campus, but people who want to party will find a way. Vanderbilt is down the street.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: It is a private Christian school. That said there are a lot of non-Christians and there is diversity, but it won't be the same as state schools. However the environment is much more supportive and friendly.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is hard to come by and being a transfer I am not eligible for merit based scholarships. While that is frustrating it is also common. They are however very supportive and understanding and are able to give resources to find more money.

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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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