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Reviews 963 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid was a good amount, easy to apply for.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The affordable living arrangements on campus for upperclassmen is not terrible, but the fact that these dorms have no kitchen and the cafeteria is not good is a bummer.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of places to eat in Nashville, but they aren't necessarily close to campus. There are some in the Belmont area, but many are located a distance away. Prices vary, and to my knowledge there aren't many that offer student discounts.

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I'm not a dorm student, so I'm not sure about the level of strictness concerning alcohol/drugs/noise. The police are very strict with parking and smoking around campus however.

3 College Junior

Parking: There are several parking garages in which parking is organized and convenient. Some of these have longer walks to the buildings than others. There is also a moderate amount of street parking available around the edges of campus. Getting street parking can be competitive though, and sometimes the number of people parked along the edges of roads can make them congested and difficult to get through.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: I usually park in the deck and don't have to get out in the elements. And so far the weather has generally been nice.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I currently have a student teaching job at Nashville Ballet.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I enjoy my class. I guess there are days I really don't want to be in class for 4 hours (I have class once a week), but that frees up the rest of my week for a part time job and a little bit of social life.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: The process of getting into my program was easy. I am a dancer with Nashville Ballet's training program and they have a relationship with Belmont University where they allow NB2 dancers to take classes at night and continue their education while dancing.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Music department very difficult to join, competitive.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Very accepting of differences, just not many types

4 College Freshman

Computers: They are not the greatest computers, but they work

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Facilities are great and are always improving for student life to enjoy.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Those who attend events, love going. It's fun to watch!

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Nashville in a Nutshell – Nashville is the place to be when trying to explore your creativity and dive into the work world. With musicians everywhere, your background music is always pleasant, and the coffee is above par. There's numerous opportunities to apply for recording labels and get to work with artists around the community. Belmont University is filled with incredible professors and amazing people. Also around the area are a few more private, Christian-based universities. You can find great restaurants and awesome shopping around the area, but some places at night you are going to want to steer clear of just to be safe. Many churches in the area offer a wide variety of denominations and religions. This is a great place to live after school and try to find a job to jump start a career or family!

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Completely Worth It – Belmont isn't cheap, but I received a great education and made awesome connections in my social life and for my post-college career.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Music Business/Audio Engineering a+ – Top of the line studios and equipment, incredibly knowledgeable professors with great connections for internships and after-college work.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Solid Options – Nice dorm options, and everything is incredibly close to class!

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Hard to Find! It's pretty hard to find cheap off-campus housing in Nashville. It's a popular area to live. Most students are required to live on campus until they have completed 60 credits (Junior standing) however, there are ways to apply for off-campus while an underclassman. If you can find a house or apartment, stick with it! There are a lot of neighborhoods around Belmont and a lot of places to rent out. If you can find a good place to live within walking distance, consider yourself lucky because parking at Belmont is terrible!!! Most places you can find to live aren't going to be any lower than $500 a person per month, which is still better than the on campus price. However, saying that it is a lot more convenient to live off campus because of the dorm rules.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: SO Many Options! Belmont, Vanderbilt, and Lipscomb are all relatively close to each other so there are a ton of options to choose from, all of which are in walking distance. Edgehill is only 3 blocks away and has a Gelato shop, coffee shop, and Taco Mamacita, a modern taco place and my personal favorite! 21st Street, near Vanderbilt, has a bunch of mid-priced restaurants as well as a Sweet Cece's fro-yo place, this area has more self-service and quick food. 12th South has more sit-down restaurant options including burger joints, BBQ, sandwich shops, and cafes. Also, the Green Hills Mall is nearby and has a few sit-down restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory, which is a favorite celebration place!

2 College Junior

Nightlife: There are nearly no real parties at Belmont. About the craziest nightlife you will see there are late night "jam sessions" from the music kids. Downtown Nashville is minutes away though, but most of the good clubs there are 21 and up.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Freshman Dorms Are the Best – There are two new dorm buildings that are significantly better than the rest. They are only for freshmen, but they are co-ed, only a couple years old, and have one nice bathroom shared by 4 "suite mates." The rest are much, much older and have public facilities.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Music Oriented – Belmont is wonderful for music lovers. Many kids meet each other through music and often meet up for jam sessions. This helps make many connections with many great people. As a business major, I have found the general student atmosphere to be a little too artsy. The frats aren't real frats like you would find at many state schools, and it can be difficult to find parties. Aesthetically, however, the campus is beautiful. many people joke about how much of our tuition money goes into the landscaping. I was severely disappointed by the small, outdated weight room (not many kids there are serious about working out), but other than that the facilities are great.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather in Nashville is typically good. in the summer and spring months it is hot, but bearable,and the winter is a little chilly but manageable, the weather has never affected my stay at school,only enhanced my experience.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Belmont parties are practically nonexistent. If you want the a party scene you must travel downtown to the bars and clubs. which tend to be teeming with life. Or just make the trip across the street to Vanderbilt if you are looking for the more typical college party scene, with frats and what not.


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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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