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

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3 College Freshman

Computers: In all honesty, most students have their own laptops and some have printers. The labs are fine; I haven't heard of any problems with them. The wireless is usually good, except during registration. Printing costs 10 or 15 cents per page in the library, so that could get annoying, but it's doable. I would suggest sharing a printer with your roommate.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Belmont is not known to be a party school. There are people who party, but I wouldn't say it is the majority of people. From what I can tell, house parties and athletic parties are the way to go. There aren't any frat houses at Belmont, but Vanderbilt is a short drive and they have tons. Also, we have the clubs downtown, but I don't think you would be able to get a drink if you are underage.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have intramurals and our basketball team is good, but the only big spectator sport is basketball. Otherwise, there's not much interest since a lot of Belmont students are more into music. Our workout facilities are nice, and there are fitness classes available to take.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most don't do drugs, but there are some who are "hardcore" musicians that like to sneak around and live that life style.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities are amazing. I love the gym. The library has everything you need. There are many librarians there to help too.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: The nightlife can be wild. I prefer to go hang out with my close friends and not drink. Many students go out and do drugs and get drunk but Most just like to have clean fun with out the alcohol or drug influence.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The schoold programs are very good and the teachers are aways ready to help. There are many resources for students to use and many places students can go to get help with anything. The staff, RA's and everyone else are so nice and ready to help you any time you need it.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The nightlife on campus usually consists of all sorts of performances that you can go to. Granted, they are wonderful performances, but "party life" is not on campus. Belmont is a dry campus, and if you are looking for that kind of party, you have to get off campus. However, the busing of Nashville is absolutely wretched. It is so confusing and none of the times ever seem to match. (People of Nashville have said the same thing - not just people who have never used a busing system before). At Belmont though, they have offered many fun activities such as Basketball games, "Good Clean Fun" dances, Zombies vs. Humans, and so much more.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: For me, besides the wonderful music program and its teachers, the best thing that Belmont has offered to me is God. He is very present in many of the teachers' lives - though not all. Many students are strong believers and regular opportunities to worship, study the Bible, and much more are readily available.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Belmont is an extremely expensive school, and unfortunately, they can only offer so much. I was given a wonderful scholarship, but there still is a good portion left over that has to come out of my pocket. The process to be considered for a scholarship, however, was not difficult. It simply required your application to the college, scores (SAT & ACT), and a transcript. For music majors though, you also had to audition, but you have to do that anyway to even be accepted into the School of Music.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I can only vouch for the Music Program, but I find it to be wonderful. The teachers, especially Dr. Whitten and Miss Gooding, are not only excellent teachers, but also wonderful people. The staff, in general, is extremely caring and truly has your best interest in mind. They care about you and your future. They do not treat you as though you are just a freshman. You are a person to them, and even though they have all the degrees, they do not rub them in your face. They kindly offer advice and education.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The Music Program is phenomenal. The teachers, at least the one that I had, are wonderful, and they truly care about you and your future. They challenge you to do your best, but understand that improvement takes time and a lot of practice. Unfortunately, practice rooms can be very hard to get. There are not enough rooms to practice in, and if you need a piano, there will be times you will not get to practice. However, if you can take your instrument with you, it is possible to find areas around campus to practice. (Belmont is working on getting more practice rooms.)
Getting exposed to many varieties of music is very available because recitals and performances happen all the time. They range from operas, piano recitals, symphonies, choir concerts, acapella groups, to musicals such as Footloose. Music majors are actually required to see a set amount of music events, but they are always thoroughly enjoyable.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is a hipster. This makes it a bit difficult to decipher the boys, some girls just have given up. A lot of students smoke and enjoy the "band life". However, you'll also find a lot of sweet Southern men and women on campus. There is a variety of people at Belmont, students from a number of states. If you like music, you'll fit in and find someone.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on Belmont's campus. I would even go out at night to the bell tower to play music. The campus police are also trained as metro police and they patrol the areas frequently. The "BePo" will come and escort you anywhere on campus, no matter what time of day or night. There have been petty thefts in cars and dorm rooms but they have that at other colleges too. As long as you're smart about what you're doing you shouldn't be in too much trouble.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Belmont offers a lot of on campus student life. If you live on campus, each dorm has a certain number of events they must put on each year. Every school event is free so there are a lot of concerts, athletic events, and community events that you can go to. The quad and the Beaman (student center) always have a ton of students in it and usually you can find someone you know at any given hour.
The biggest tradition is Battle of the Boulevard, where rival school Lipscomb plays Belmont in basketball. Both schools are actually on the same street...but ours is the one with the name... :)

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I know of students that have gotten kicked out of school for dealing and using drugs on campus. The school has a pretty strict no tolerance for alcohol, drugs, or smoking rule. A lot of kids smoke, but you have to go off campus to do so. A lot of people also drink, but again, that mostly happens off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: My school offers a lot of music programs. As a music business student, I see Belmont's program as set apart. They offer a lot of opportunities to work live shows, apply for internships, and co-write nights.
Another great thing about Belmont is that all campus events are free. You can go to the musical, any sports events, or concert for free. The only concert that costs money is the yearly Christmas concert before finals. It always features awesome artists. Last year we had Ben Rector, Matt Wertz, and Dave Barnes and this year we had Drew Holcombe.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Since Belmont is a dry campus you can be expelled for drugs or alcohol on campus. Some people smoke but it is the majority. A good amount of drinking happens, just off campus though

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of places to eat! They consist of a lot of variety of restaurants that are in a reasonable distance

2 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial support they offer is minimal, especially if you aren't a freshman.

5 College Freshman

Weather: The fall is beautiful. The temperature is perfect. The leaves change and are very colorful. Very comfortable at all times.

5 College Freshman

Academics: A lot of people don't even know about Information Systems Management so there is not that much competition. I have not been able to take classes in my specific field of study yet but am looking forward to that opportunity soon.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are extremely knowledgable and intriguing. They also have good flow and teach to their lesson plans. They have a great curriculum and do not put too much homework on you. A lot of your work is class discussion.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: This school is diverse and very personable. The environment is warming to everyone.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There is only one cafeteria on campus because we are small enough. The food there is a cut above most college cafeteria food, but eating at the same place three meals a day every week starts to get old eventually. And let's face it, there are only so many different meals that a cafeteria can cycle through, so repeats are common. There are two hot entre lines, a sandwich line (better than Subway!), a salad bar (fresh ingredients all the time), an international line, pizza line, and a grill that serves burgers, chicken and various other American standards. It's all good though. Pretty high on sodium though if you're a health-conscious person like me.
We do have a cafe with a Quiznos, World of wings, and a Mein Bowl also. It comes in very handy to break the monotony of the caf. There's live music there almost every other night. Awesome environment.
The coffee shop in the library is the best though. Fresh sandwiches, salads, pastries, and good coffee for pretty cheap.
Finally we have to on-campus convenience stores. One serves chic-fil-a sandwiches and the other has smoothies and Starbucks coffee. Both also have your standard fill of gas-station drinks and snack food.
Meal plans for freshmen are kind of crappy; you have to pick 21, 16(with 150 flex points), or 14 (with 250 flex points), and you're locked in for the entire year. I got the sixteen and wish I had gotten the 14. There are too many great places to eat in Nashville to be stuck at the caf all the time! All in all, the dinning is really great here though.

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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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