Belmont University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Nashville, TN
Website
www.belmont.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
4,906
Part-Time Undergrads
383
Setting
Large city
In-State Tuition
$26,130
Out-of-State Tuition
$26,130
Room & Board
$9,670
Acceptance Rate
84 %
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Average SAT Scores
1070–1270
Average ACT Scores
24–29

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Helpful teachers, small class sizes, and the emphasis on a well-rounded education
  • Internships and networking opportunities-fantastic place to start a career
  • Location-close to a lot of good restaurants, bars, clubs, and music venues
  • On-campus jobs

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Most of the alternative eateries (aside from the caf) on campus serve subs. That gets old after a while.
  • Most students are OK with Belmont being a dry campus, but the smoking ban has definitely raised complaints.
  • The sporadic weather-one day it's blazing hot, the next it's freezing cold and wet.
  • Tuition-it's high and seems to get higher every year.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Belmont Student Reviews

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The fraternities and sororities here are definitely not what you imagine them to be. I'm not in the greek life scene so I can't say too much on that, but many people here seem to be indifferent to them.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Despite the large workload that an audio engineering major has (trust me, when you get to DAW, you'll see), I have absolutely no complaints about my major. Lots of hands on experience, great faculty, top notch equipment and a reputation in the music industry. What else could you ask for?

2 College Freshman

Transportation: Well for starters, we have free Metro bus passes that you'd think would be extremely convenient. Think again. I am nearing the end of my first year here and I have never once used it simply because the bus stops aren't in convenient locations. Furthermore, the campus does have a free shuttle service that they provide to and from the airport. The catch? You have to call 24 hours in advance so they can pick you up. While normally this wouldn't be a problem, almost every flight I've had has been delayed by a certain amount of time, so I've usually just asked my friends to drop me off and pick me up.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I am a freshman audio engineering major at the end of my second semester. I have already worked with two types of consoles and am currently handling Pro Tools in my Digital Audio Workstation class. Talk about hands on!

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love being an AET major. There are plenty of other people here who I talk to for hours on end about audio equipment and techniques for recording and such. Everyone that's in this program is in it because they love it. Dedication is what makes this wonderful.

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