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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Belmont parties are non-existent and probably always will be.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: The only parties that take place are through Greek life at off-campus houses.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors- top notch, experts in their respective fields of study.

Curriculum- challenging for most majors

Registration- absolute nightmare

Workload- average

Special study options- hundreds to choose from, there is no reason a student should be failing because there are countless opportunities for extra help

Popular study areas- the Beaman, the library, the WAC and McWhorter lobbies

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Belmont is a Christian university in the heart of the bible belt. While diversity is present, WASPs are even more present.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's college and people will find access to drugs and alcohol no matter what kind of rules a university puts into place. The rules surrounding substance use at Belmont can be overbearing at times but understandably so.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on this campus no matter if I'm walking around at 2pm or 2am. BPO is always accessible and helpful. They will escort you anywhere if you call them at any time of the day.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've had great experiences with all of my professors. No matter if the class is a gen-ed course or related to major, my professors have been nothing short of helpful and will always find time to talk to you or explain cause material. Office hours are great and have also been really helpful.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network is incredible and second to none.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived on campus last year and was lucky enough to have one of the biggest rooms in my building. My room was great and the roommate selection and hosing selection processes went well. There was no sense of community on my floor and my RA was average at best but I realized that this situation was definitely the minority. Many other floors were incredibly close which was great to see as a freshman.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am an active part of Greek life at Belmont and am very happy with my decision to rush and with the chapter that I joined. My participation has shaped the way I see the world and has pushed me to become a stronger leader and better individual.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Most people only care about the men's basketball season. Other sports are overshadowed by Vanderbilt.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: After a year at Belmont I can easily say that I made the right choice by attending this university. The professors and administration are incredible and I have been given countless opportunities that I would not have found elsewhere.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not know much about Greek life on campus yet.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not know much about the school athletics programs yet.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a lot of house shows/parties around Belmont that students perform at. Bands will perform in the living room of someone's house and everyone will get super drunk. Sometimes there are big parties off campus as well that have no relation to greek life or bands. Partying on campus is tough, but I've been drunk a half dozen times in peoples' dorm rooms. The party scene is good for a Christian school, but would be ehhhh for a state school. Basically, it's there if you want it. Also, there are a ton of bars and clubs in the Nashville area that a lot of people go to. People need to be 21+ or have fakes though.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Partying is definitely there, but you do have to make an effort sometimes. Usually parties are more about getting drunk and listening to music than about hooking up.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Belmont has a phenomenal student to faculty ratio and I have found my classes to be very rewarding. I have learned so much about the music industry and have been able to apply it to my internships. Professors are personable and usually flexible to work with you. It is very easy to schedule office hours with your professor. Some of the more unique classes I have taken are The Business of Jazz: Diversity in the Music Industry, Copyright Law, The Critical Eye, Music Publishing, and Survey of recording Technology. Belmont also offers numerous study abroad opportunities and I plan to go to Australia and Hong Kong next Spring for one of their programs. Registration is pretty difficult, but as long as you plan ahead and work with your advisor you should be fine.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Belmont isn't the most ethnically diverse campus, but it is getting better with each year. Compared to a lot of Christian schools our size, it actually does have a larger minority percentage. That being said, we do have a lot of geographical, political, and even religious diversity. I have friends who lean left, friends who lean right, and friends who don't care about politics. I know people from Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont, Florida, Australia, and Kenya. I have multiple friends who identify as Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Atheist. I have friends who come from extremely wealthy families and friends who could barely afford Belmont. I know numerous people who identify as LGBT and campus awareness is growing. Belmont is a progressive university and most of the time it doesn't even feel like a Christian school. Aside from race, Belmont is a very diverse campus.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Quite a few people drink and a handful smoke weed, but it is almost always done off campus. I know a couple people who have done harder drugs, but it's rare. Compared to most schools, Belmont has very safe alcohol and drug policies. Belmont does have a larger party/alcohol/drug scene than most Christian universities, but it's minute next to large state schools.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe at Belmont and even in Nashville as whole. We have reliable Belmont Police who patrol campus 24/7 and a health clinic that can typically meet one's needs. Belmont also has free a free counseling service that has helped me out on a couple of occasions. Vanderbilt Medical Center, one of the best hospitals in America, is about a mile away for an extra sense of comfort.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think that I've generally learned a lot from my courses and professors at Belmont. I've taken a lot of unique courses like Copyright Law, Music Publishing, The Business of Jazz, and World Traditions of Faith and Reason, however, I sometimes feel as though the material is irrelevant. I am generally pretty challenged by Belmont's curriculum, but I am also in the Honors Program and I am not sure that I would be as stimulated in the general education courses. I have learned a lot in my business core classes (accounting, economics etc.) and most of my Honors courses, but I do think that my music business courses are somewhat repetitive. Additionally, it is fairly easy to cruise by without doing the readings in most courses, but one would definitely learn more by doing all of the readings. Most of the professors are great and I am amazed that each and every one of them learned my name. It is easy to schedule office hours with them and if you need help with something, they are almost sure to help you. The bottom line is I have had very easy courses and pretty difficult courses, but altogether I have learned a lot about the music industry and business world. Most professors are great, but some are stubborn.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Belmont is great at providing internships for students and each and every student has the opportunity to intern. There are more music business internships offered to Belmont students than students to fill them. I was able to get an internship at a music publisher in LA for the summer with no problems. The school really helped me make connections with various music companies. Many students are also able to intern overseas. I know students who have interned in London and Australia, and I am planning to intern in Hong Kong through a Belmont program next Spring. I will finish with this, although your "return on investment" might not necessarily be all that high, the value of working at a job and in a field you love is well worth the price. So many Belmont alumni are working in the music industry and the opportunities students are given amazes me. Your Belmont degree is really what you make of it. Our alumni go on world tours and are signed with major labels, our alumni become CEOs of large corporations like Hospital Corporation of America, but then again, some also work at the Apple Store.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Belmont offers amazing housing facilities. The majority of the housing complexes on campus were built in the last 10 years and they are extremely clean and well designed. You shouldn't have to walk more than ten or fifteen minutes to get to class. I will say that Belmont occasionally runs out of housing space, especially considering how rapidly the school is expanding, however, almost everyone who wants to live on campus is able to.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The sorority scene is definitely bigger than the fraternity scene, but I know great people in both. It seems like a fairly big time commitment, but well worth it. Greek life is not very cliquey and almost everyone has friends both in and out of greek.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our Basketball team is extremely well received, but most of the other sports don't play a big role in campus life. We have made it to the NCAA tournament probably about 10 times and each year we do, students get very involved. Belmont is division I.

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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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