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Reviews 963 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: As a transfer student, I was not eligible to receive any Belmont Scholarships which made it important for me to look at outside scholarships.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: When I was there, girls weren't allowed in boys dorms and vice versa certain times of the day. I thought that was a good thing though.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: There are some fraternities and sororities but not many. There is a new campus life building that was built after I graduated and it's very nice. The sports teams are fun to watch and there are a lot of green spaces on campus. People are friendly and students are always hanging around.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Most people have a car at this school. I think there's a bus system that can also take you around but the city is more of a car type city. The airport is about 20 minutes from downtown. With a car, it's very easy to get around.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: I found my husband at this school so I obviously loved that part! I would say that lots of the guys seem gay and lots of the girl wear sweatpants but that was when I was going there 96-00. In the city there are plenty of people to mingle with and there are a lot of great people on campus too, just not as many as a party type school.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of apartment buildings going up in there area. There are also a lot of cute houses in the area.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Finding a parking space during the school day can be pretty rough.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love Nashville, there are plenty of neighborhoods to explore. especially since campus can get pretty empty

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Hipsters galore! Don't be surprised if you see people walking around barefoot. But maybe it is kind of nice to see people put effort into their clothes, and not bum it in sweatpants every day.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Bear/Patton. It's great having so much space! However you can't open your windows, and paint on the walls even comes off from painters tape. I fondly refer to it as "Patchy Patton"

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Unless you're into the whole hipster scene then Belmont really isn't the place for you. It's predominantly white, skinny, quiet people who are very artsy and into music or "hipster" things.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: At times it's hard to find a ride to all these off-campus locations unless you have a car which isn't too common Freshman year. You can find the basic places around Nashville, all typical fast food restaurants, pizza places, Subway, Chipotle, etc. Lots of choices, cheap prices, and satisfying if you can find a ride :)

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4 College Student

Facilities: Campus is very nice and well kept. The architecture has a unique Southern but modern feel to it.

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3 College Student

Academics: The courses at Belmont, while interesting, often are not challenging in any way. There is little to no critical thinking in any course I've taken here at the school. Though some classes have challenged me, I have managed to retain a 4.0 GPA while still spending my time in multiple choirs and DJing on the weekends.

1 College Student

Campus Strictness: No smoking on campus. No alcohol on campus (even for those 21+). Visitation hours limit the possibilities of hooking up. Hawk-like RAs try to catch students frequently.

4 College Student

Parking: There are often plenty of spots for students to park in the on campus parking garages. In addition, Belmont is also building a new third garage for students and faculty.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: It is for 21 and up typically, but you can go to Vanderbilt for free and party your face off. I don't party anymore, but if you go to Belmont and want to- expect to pay for a cab and have a driver because there is NO drinking on campus.

So many bars to choose from!

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The parking is improving with the addition of two more parking garages and three more this past year (Nashville parking is HORRID- but at least free in the BU area).

Pros: you can have guys watch a movie with you (If you're a girl) past 11. Not having a curfew or rules improves time flexibility and social life. You can drink (even if you 21 you cannot have any alcohol at Belmont).

It is a PAIN to find, actually get a lease, and set up utilities... but a true growing up experience. It is great to build credit, and MUCH cheaper than on-campus housing. I pray a 1/6 of the price I would on campus.

Also, you don't have to buy a meal plan. I save money buying groceries with a kroger card.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Due to the dry campus atmosphere and lack of fraternity housing there is very little drug activity that takes place openly.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather at Belmont tends to be like much of the south, extremely unpredictable. There is an element of surprise, which is nice, but the winter can be a quite obnoxious. Summers are quite hot, but during the first semester we experience some awesome months of seventies and sixties!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: We're a dry campus, but other than that, Belmont is pretty lenient.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Personally, I think the academics are good. They are not extremely difficult, but aren't super easy either.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It depends on who you hang out with, but it's not a problem.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There's not a whole lot of parking, but it's close to the dorms.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's not your typical Greek life for college standards. It's not so much about the parties, but more about the community and voicing what they stand for. It's very small - there are only about 4 or 5 sororities and a handful of fraternities.

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Tara Knott
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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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