People aren’t sucking up to any University officials when they say Belmont is unique. Because of its music business program, Belmont draws a lot of musically-inclined people, and the general population is pretty artsy and a little beatnik-esque. Belmont, despite its pesky little hangups on alcohol and alcohol paraphernalia on campus, is a sweet little school. Its size defines its nature—the classes are more intimate and allow the students to get a great deal more attention than that of a huge lecture hall setting. The teachers want to engage the students and also want to learn from them, as well. They teach the students to think beyond the "now" and into the future and outside world. The students’ relationships with each another are also affected by the size of the school. After a few months at Belmont, faces become familiar, and campus begins to feel like home. The people are pleasant, and, in true Southern fashion, people will smile and say, “Hi,” even if they don’t know you.
Belmont is one of the many colleges located in the Nashville area, so many of the students from different schools become friends and hang out with each other outside of school. Nashville is a small city, so it is easier to socialize. The Nashville area that Belmont is located in is perfect for students; it’s close to the places that students like to go: restaurants, malls, venues for music, nightclubs, and churches. The locals also like students in Nashville and have stood in solidarity with them when it comes to social issues. However, the locals often feel less camaraderie toward the Belmont officials, based on some of the decisions the administration has made. It’s an expensive investment, but it’s so worth it.