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Reviews 886 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Huge Music Industry – Nashville is all about the music. There is, of course, Belmont University which has the best business school in the country. There is also music row which is an interesting place to see all different aspects of music. There is of course the epic building in the middle of downtown that looks like Batman. You can't miss it.

3 College Junior

Parking: Getting Better – If you live on campus, parking should generally not be a problem as long as you're not trying to find a spot in the middle of the day. If you live off campus, get to campus at least 20 minutes ahead of schedule. Parking can be tedious, but there are enough spots, even if they're inconvenient, and they're building more spots. Tickets can be a hassle, but for everything except parking in a fire zone or handicapped spot you can take a test and have it dismissed. Only for the first ticket each semester, but if you get more than one a semester you're probably dumb.

2 College Junior

Diversity: About What You'd Expect – It's a private Christian university in the South and tuition is $30k. That should tell you everything you need to know about the diversity.

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5 College Junior

Academics: PPL & Polisci – Workload is very bearable. Definitely get an internship as soon as you can, around junior year for sure. Work your tail off and study hard and it's very possible to do exceptional.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It is great! Great restraunts with great entertainment.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love going to school at Belmont. It has its issues, but it seems every school does. we have a very unique community and being in Nashville gives you all the opportunities of a city with the Southern Charm of a small town. Professors expect a lot from you, but if you stay on top of your work, it is not too bad. It really is a great school and I'm glad I choose to go here.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Dry Campus – Belmont is a dry campus meaning there is no alcohol. It is more strict than most dry campuses and they strictly enforce the policy.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Dining Hall/Caf – They try to have a good amount of variety and healthy options, but it is hard to do that when preparing for the masses. It gets really repetitive. After freshman year, I suggest getting the 7 mean plan because then you have more dining dollars to use in other places on campus.

2 College Junior

Parking: Trying to find parking anywhere after 10pm on weekdays is nearly impossible. Even the "gravel lot" is usually full. Bepo also gets too anxious about ticketing people for the littlest things, like parking somewhere that's not actually a spot (because you can't find any others), or for unloading a car DURING MOVE-IN DAY. Their fees also seem to be way too high.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drugs and Alcohol – This is a clean college campus. Some may choose to use drugs and drink under age, but no one is pressured to and it is mostly off campus that these things occur. If you want to get involved in that sort of activity, you can, but if you don't want to, there are plenty of people with you.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off Campus Restaurants – Some good off campus restaurants are just across the street, making it easy to go to and a great college student scene. They have really good food and lots of options. Some places are a bit pricey, but if you're wanting to go out to a nice restaurant these are good places to go.

4 College Senior

Academics: The professor to student ratio is small, which means they know who you are, more than just your name, and are usually easily accessible and helpful. The BelCore makes you take just enough Gen Ed courses, not too much. The workload depends on your major, but usually it's no problem.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not a Part of It – I am not a part of the Greek Life here on campus so I don't know very much. I do see plenty of their events going on all around me.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Good – I feel very safe everywhere I go on campus. There isn't very much campus crime that goes on from what I hear, and if there is it is taking care of very well.

5 College Junior

Weather: Classes are really close together so if it is raining, you don't get that wet.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Not as Much – There's not too many drugs. I hear about marijuana occasionally but nothing too crazy.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many off-campus restaurants that are good!

4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus is not bad, I can usually find a spot near the entrance, and they are adding another parking garage, which should help.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The computers in the library have been recently updated, are fast, and very nice.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you have alcohol on campus (even if you're 21+) you can get into serious trouble. If you show up on campus and are drunk, even if you got drunk somewhere else, you can get into serious trouble. If you're caught doing drugs, you can get into serious trouble. If you're caught smoking a cigarette on campus, again, serious trouble. Most people here don't do drugs/drink, I think mostly because of consequences/lack of access. If you try hard enough you can find it though.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I Really Like This Area – There's a lot of really neat places around here for eating and such, but none of them are really close. The closest restaurants are Chago's and PM (they're both delicious), but other than that you have a little way to walk. I would definitely recommend bringing a car. If you have a car there's tonss to do here.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Student Discounts – I wish there were more student discounts for off-campus dining.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Personal Safety – I feel very safe on campus. I have never seen a non-student on campus who was threatening.

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking can be awful. Unless you get there early, be prepared to drive around for quite awhile. Commuters can park anywhere but still struggle, on campus are much more limited and can feel quite stuck when there arent any spots available.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off Campus – Located in downtown Nashville, finding an off campus place can be pricey and just a hassle overall. On campus living is very relaxed and still allows you a lot of freedom.


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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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