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5 College Freshman

Majors: It was very easy for me to get into my major, Psychology. I just had to be accepted to Belmont and declare my major! Some of my other friends had a lot of difficulty getting into classes related to their major, but I've had an easy time of it. The department is very flexible and works to fit your needs.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The computers at Belmont are fairly standard, and depending on your department, they can do what you need them to. For example, the computers in the Hitch Science Building and the Psychology department have Minitab, so you can do statistics. As of right now, the school definitely leans towards PCs, but I wouldn't be surprised if we switched to Macs sometime in the near future.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at Belmont aren't bad, considering it's a school that is mainly centered around the arts. Though we don't have a football team, our basketball and baseball teams are very talented, and there's always a good turnout for games. Additionally, we have a quickly growing Quidditch team-- games against Lipscomb or Vandy are always fun to watch.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Belmont has great facilities, especially the Beaman. The outside aesthetics of the campus, the classrooms, and the other facilities, such as the library, practice rooms, and fitness centers, all contribute to a great experience at Belmont, regardless of what you're interested it.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: A LOT more girls than guys. The girls not only lead in quantity, but in quality as well. Many guys are hipster, but there are some normal guys and then the preppy Greeks who typically dress for success. The same goes for girls, but there are some beautiful, beautiful southern belles around. A lot of the prettiest girls tend to go after the Greek guys, as they are in sororities themselves. The girls get better and better each year.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Belmont Police (B-PO) are everywhere. They can actually be annoying, but they really do look out for you. Call the office, and an "officer" will be wherever you need them very quickly. They have cars, bikes, and foot patrols on duty 24/7.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The quality of houses are not bad, but not anything special. They are more than sufficient for college students, however. Many within walking distance along Wedgewood, Belmont Blvd, etc. If you are smart about where you go alone, you should be safe. Parking can be a hassle if you come at the busy hours in the morning.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Men's basketball is HUGE. Student section could be a little more vibrant, but for social and entertainment purposes, is a huge part of campus life.

5 College Freshman

Parking: There is a ton of parking. They keep building new buildings with parking garages underneath them, so parking is just fine. As for bringing a car, it is helpful to have one, but most likely some of your friends will have cars, so you can get rides with them.

3 College Freshman

Technology: In all honesty, most students have their own laptops and some have printers. The labs are fine; I haven't heard of any problems with them. The wireless is usually good, except during registration. Printing costs 10 or 15 cents per page in the library, so that could get annoying, but it's doable. I would suggest sharing a printer with your roommate.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Belmont is not known to be a party school. There are people who party, but I wouldn't say it is the majority of people. From what I can tell, house parties and athletic parties are the way to go. There aren't any frat houses at Belmont, but Vanderbilt is a short drive and they have tons. Also, we have the clubs downtown, but I don't think you would be able to get a drink if you are underage.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have intramurals and our basketball team is good, but the only big spectator sport is basketball. Otherwise, there's not much interest since a lot of Belmont students are more into music. Our workout facilities are nice, and there are fitness classes available to take.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most don't do drugs, but there are some who are "hardcore" musicians that like to sneak around and live that life style.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities are amazing. I love the gym. The library has everything you need. There are many librarians there to help too.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife can be wild. I prefer to go hang out with my close friends and not drink. Many students go out and do drugs and get drunk but Most just like to have clean fun with out the alcohol or drug influence.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The schoold programs are very good and the teachers are aways ready to help. There are many resources for students to use and many places students can go to get help with anything. The staff, RA's and everyone else are so nice and ready to help you any time you need it.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife on campus usually consists of all sorts of performances that you can go to. Granted, they are wonderful performances, but "party life" is not on campus. Belmont is a dry campus, and if you are looking for that kind of party, you have to get off campus. However, the busing of Nashville is absolutely wretched. It is so confusing and none of the times ever seem to match. (People of Nashville have said the same thing - not just people who have never used a busing system before). At Belmont though, they have offered many fun activities such as Basketball games, "Good Clean Fun" dances, Zombies vs. Humans, and so much more.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: For me, besides the wonderful music program and its teachers, the best thing that Belmont has offered to me is God. He is very present in many of the teachers' lives - though not all. Many students are strong believers and regular opportunities to worship, study the Bible, and much more are readily available.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Belmont is an extremely expensive school, and unfortunately, they can only offer so much. I was given a wonderful scholarship, but there still is a good portion left over that has to come out of my pocket. The process to be considered for a scholarship, however, was not difficult. It simply required your application to the college, scores (SAT & ACT), and a transcript. For music majors though, you also had to audition, but you have to do that anyway to even be accepted into the School of Music.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I can only vouch for the Music Program, but I find it to be wonderful. The teachers, especially Dr. Whitten and Miss Gooding, are not only excellent teachers, but also wonderful people. The staff, in general, is extremely caring and truly has your best interest in mind. They care about you and your future. They do not treat you as though you are just a freshman. You are a person to them, and even though they have all the degrees, they do not rub them in your face. They kindly offer advice and education.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The Music Program is phenomenal. The teachers, at least the one that I had, are wonderful, and they truly care about you and your future. They challenge you to do your best, but understand that improvement takes time and a lot of practice. Unfortunately, practice rooms can be very hard to get. There are not enough rooms to practice in, and if you need a piano, there will be times you will not get to practice. However, if you can take your instrument with you, it is possible to find areas around campus to practice. (Belmont is working on getting more practice rooms.)
Getting exposed to many varieties of music is very available because recitals and performances happen all the time. They range from operas, piano recitals, symphonies, choir concerts, acapella groups, to musicals such as Footloose. Music majors are actually required to see a set amount of music events, but they are always thoroughly enjoyable.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is a hipster. This makes it a bit difficult to decipher the boys, some girls just have given up. A lot of students smoke and enjoy the "band life". However, you'll also find a lot of sweet Southern men and women on campus. There is a variety of people at Belmont, students from a number of states. If you like music, you'll fit in and find someone.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on Belmont's campus. I would even go out at night to the bell tower to play music. The campus police are also trained as metro police and they patrol the areas frequently. The "BePo" will come and escort you anywhere on campus, no matter what time of day or night. There have been petty thefts in cars and dorm rooms but they have that at other colleges too. As long as you're smart about what you're doing you shouldn't be in too much trouble.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Belmont offers a lot of on campus student life. If you live on campus, each dorm has a certain number of events they must put on each year. Every school event is free so there are a lot of concerts, athletic events, and community events that you can go to. The quad and the Beaman (student center) always have a ton of students in it and usually you can find someone you know at any given hour.
The biggest tradition is Battle of the Boulevard, where rival school Lipscomb plays Belmont in basketball. Both schools are actually on the same street...but ours is the one with the name... :)

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: My school offers a lot of music programs. As a music business student, I see Belmont's program as set apart. They offer a lot of opportunities to work live shows, apply for internships, and co-write nights.
Another great thing about Belmont is that all campus events are free. You can go to the musical, any sports events, or concert for free. The only concert that costs money is the yearly Christmas concert before finals. It always features awesome artists. Last year we had Ben Rector, Matt Wertz, and Dave Barnes and this year we had Drew Holcombe.

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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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