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4 College Junior

Majors: Entering Mike Curb College – There were no specific requirements for entering the Mike Curb College for Audio Engineering. You mostly just have to apply to the university itself and state which program you want to enroll in, overall it is your choice to keep your grades up and maintain a good GPA in order to excel in this college.

5 College Junior

Majors: Audio Engineering Major – There is nothing like being an Audio Engineer at Belmont University. Some students believe that the early classes of the curriculum are boring but I beg to differ. In your first recording class, Recording Technologies, you learn about the many different recording techniques from the very first Phonograph to modern recording. The best part about the class is the studio observations. Next to being the man behind the board, what's better than getting credit for sitting in a recording studio and watching a magnificent song being created? As classes move on, everything becomes more and more hands-on, and your classes change from writing papers, to creating hit singles while learning the best techniques in the industries from some of the biggest names in music! On top of the breath taking studios that you can find on campus, classes are held in the famous RCA Studio B where legends like Elvis have recorded hit records! There are not many universities in the country that give you as much opportunity as Belmont University does for Audio Engineering.

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5 College Junior

Majors: If you are a musically gifted student then Belmont University should be your top choice. I, as an Audio Engineering Technology major, have faith that I will earn a great career in my life. While enrolled in Belmont University, students are offered some of the best music internships in the country. Whether it be at Sony or Capitol Records, students are given such great opportunities that almost nobody can turn down. The internships let you gain a real life aspect of the industry and how to excel in it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Good but Not Much Variety – I enjoy the food a lot but find that I sometimes prefer to utilize the variety of off-campus dining options to spice things up a bit.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Is Safe and Has Great Health Facilities – Belmont feels like an oasis in the middle of Nashville; Nashville is already a very safe city but when you enter campus, you immediately feel secure and comfortable. Security will escort you late at night for extra safety. Their health services are magnificent. We have an on campus walk-in clinic and pharmacy.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Hot and humid until the end of September. Cold winters with little snow, but occasionally some ice. Rainy, mild springs. Storms can be serious threats and it's not rare to have to head to the basement a few times during spring semester. Not much to complain about though, and campus is small if weather gets rough.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The caf gets old after a week. Typical greasy food, but it usually tastes all right. I'm sure it's possible to eat healthy, but it probably requires intense effort. Hours are odd, especially for dinners. I prefer the Curb or Corner Court, which take dining points or bruin bucks. Unfortunately they force students to buy a meal plan when living in a dorm. At least the workers are usually friendly and helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Perfect College City – Nashville is the perfect city to go to school in. Plenty of concerts in music city, professional sports teams, shopping, history downtown nightlife, great food, and lots of other universities. Some immediate areas around Belmont can be dangerous, but campus is safe and Hillsboro/Vandy are within walking distance and great places to hang out off-campus.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Tough to Find. I parked in the Curb all year and dreaded leaving campus during the week. It was near impossible to find a spot during the day without circling for 20 minutes first. After 5pm was usually okay, as well as weekends if there wasn't a big event. It wasn't too close to my dorm, which could be a pain. Never had any problems with tickets or fines. Permits are free and easy to register for online!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Good Teams. Lack of Enthusiasm. The basketball team is pretty good, making it to the NCAA Tournament for several years now. First on the Floor, Battle of the Boulevard, Homecoming and the Tournament are the big events and create an excited buzz on campus. Otherwise games aren't too packed. The baseball team is successful as well, but most sports are pretty average and the school lacks enthusiasm for sports.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Dry Campus – It's a dry, Christian campus, and if you don't want to partake in that lifestyle you don't see or hear about it too much. Probably just depends on who you make friends with and what you like to do with your free time. I've never felt any pressure to drink or do drugs.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great Atmosphere – Belmont has been better than I ever imagined. Beautiful, though small, Southern campus. Amazing faculty and academics. Nice dorms. Friendly, fun peers. Good sports teams. Creativity is always present on campus. Opportunities of the city at your doorstep.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great Learning Environment – Very helpful and knowledgeable teachers with small class sizes. Great to get to know other students and your prof. Workload really depends on the teachers and classes you sign up for. Though some profs/courses will be better than others, I haven't had a bad experience yet.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are a lot of open computers, as many students choose to print from their rooms. I haven't spent much time in the computer labs, as I usually use my laptop. The computers in the library often get crowded as we have one printer for the entire University and you need to log on to a library computer to access it. The other issue is that the library computers are PCs but the school recommends that it's students purchase Macs, so every student hopes the format doesn't change too badly when they print off papers. The school is gradually updating all of it's library computers to Macs so the solution will be fixed. Printing on campus costs five cents per page which isn't bad but when you have lengthy reports it adds up. Make sure you have a lot of extra change. There are three wireless networks and depending where you sit on campus reliability can be sketchy and slow, especially during registration. If you live in an on campus apartment you need to get your own internet router.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Fewer Boys Than Girls – There are more girls than guys on our campus but there is a good varity of girls and guys. Everyone on campus is very attractive too! The one downside is that the guys are not the best at socializing.

4 College Senior

Majors: I Love My Major – I love being a Entrepreneurship major, it give me a chance to take classes in every area in business. I just wish there were more ways to get to meet other people in the same program. Overall I feel that Entrepreneurship is a great and interesting major.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Lots of White Students Yet Improving – Belmont University is trying to become more diverse and I will give them a little extra credit for that. Hopefully in a few years it will be better. However, for the most part it is currently comprised of a lot of white christian students with a handful of other races, religions, and international students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Food Is Okay – The caf is not great. The meat in the entree line often has a lot of fat or bones in it and is not very appealing, nor are the vegetables served with it. The sandwiches and wraps available are alright. It's hard to eat healthy and enjoy what you're eating. There are always burgers and pizza available which are pretty good, but not good for you. The salad bar is pretty good. Other places around campus require dining points and are decent enough, but not amazing, and dining points run out quick.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Christian School – Belmont's status as a Christian school means a very strict drug and alcohol-free policy. I know a good amount of people who still do drugs on campus, but they're usually smart enough to not get caught. I have never experienced any peer pressure to do drugs at Belmont and the use is not widespread. When caught, students are suspended or expelled. Belmont has zero tolerance for drug use on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Easy Enough – Belmont's audition process is pretty easy to navigate. Their requirements are clearly posted on their website, and you arrive in Nashville knowing pretty much everything to expect. If there was anything you hadn't been informed about, you're informed about it by the time you get to your actual audition. The whole process moves very smoothly. You have to be talented to get into the commercial music program, but you don't have to be amazing. There are many amazing musicians here at Belmont, but there are more than a few vocalists who are subpar. The judges of the auditions seem to listen more for potential than already existing ability.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have found a wonderful community of friends at Belmont. The Nashville scene is a ton of fun for college students. There are things to do at all hours of the night within 10 min driving distance. I personally love the Christian community. However, visitation rules for students living in the dorms are very annoying. That's my one regret about Belmont life - it's a total pain to hang out on campus with the opposite gender after 11pm weekdays, 1am weekends.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: One of the Best Music Programs in the Nation – There are only about 12 schools in the US that offer contemporary music as a major. I am VERY happy at Belmont! I'm a Commercial Music major, my principal instrument is voice, and my emphasis is performance. I've only been there a year, but I've already improved by leaps and bounds! I'm surrounded by so many talented musicians all the time who I can collaborate with, and Nashville has such a wonderful music scene. I have no doubts that I can get gigs around town. The question is whether I can make a living - but that's always an iffy question in music. I highly recommend Belmont's commercial music program.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: It's very hard to find a parking spot. Especially if you live in one of the older dorms. They'll make you park across campus.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Definitely Low-Key – I'm not a Belmont Greek myself, but there isn't really that much of a presence on campus. There's Greek Week and things like that, but it's definitely not a major thing. The majority of Greeks aren't your stereotypical frat guys and sorority girls. I actually kind of like that better. That's just how Belmont is.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Zero Tolerance! I am very satisfied with how Belmont handles drug and alcohol use. I as a student do not want to be around that, and I am glad that Belmont upholds such a strong stance against it. Most students probably think that it would be safe to drink or use drugs as long as they don't do so on campus. This is not the case. If you are caught by authorities outside of school, it is reported to Belmont, and Belmont does not take something that serious very lightly.

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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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