The Best & Worst

Nashville, TN
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Best Of

  1. 1
    Helpful teachers, small class sizes, and the emphasis on a well-rounded education
  2. 2
    Internships and networking opportunities-fantastic place to start a career
  3. 3
    Location-close to a lot of good restaurants, bars, clubs, and music venues
  4. 4
    On-campus jobs
  5. 5
    The student-produced and -performed original music-a great creative environment
  6. 6
    Students can quickly become familiar with campus/school life.
  7. 7
    Commitment to community service
  8. 8
    Fall Follies-the annual comedy show produced and performed by students
  9. 9
    Nashville's music atmosphere-not just for country, but in all genres!
  10. 10
    The nontraditional and the master's degree programs

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
81% of students return after their first year.
Knowledgeable Professors
93% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
69% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
74% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Great Local Atmosphere
95% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Students Don't Want to Leave
66% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Safe Campus
58% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
89% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
74% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
87% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 51% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Most of the alternative eateries (aside from the caf) on campus serve subs. That gets old after a while.
  2. 2
    Most students are OK with Belmont being a dry campus, but the smoking ban has definitely raised complaints.
  3. 3
    The sporadic weather-one day it's blazing hot, the next it's freezing cold and wet.
  4. 4
    Tuition-it's high and seems to get higher every year.
  5. 5
    Visitation rules within on-campus housing
  6. 6
    Construction! Belmont's constantly expanding, and unfortunately, the equipment makes noise-a lot of noise.
  7. 7
    Lack of practice rooms for music students. It can be hard to schedule a time when there are so many students wanting to use the same space.
  8. 8
    Parking-the universal headache on campus
  9. 9
    Lack of athletic school spirit
  10. 10
    Not a lot of diversity

Facts & Statistics

Not Much Diversity
One of the least racially diverse campuses-only 15% of students are minorities.
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