College Junior 2012-12-12T17:33:11Z
I know of students that have gotten kicked out of school for dealing and using drugs on campus. The school has a pretty strict no tolerance for alcohol, drugs, or smoking rule. A lot of kids smoke, but you have to go off campus to do so. A lot of people also drink, but again, that mostly happens off campus.
College Junior 2012-12-12T17:29:33Z
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.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-10T17:37:30Z
Since Belmont is a dry campus you can be expelled for drugs or alcohol on campus. Some people smoke but it is the majority. A good amount of drinking happens, just off campus though
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-10T17:34:58Z
There are a ton of places to eat! They consist of a lot of variety of restaurants that are in a reasonable distance
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-10T17:31:53Z
The financial support they offer is minimal, especially if you aren't a freshman.
College Sophomore 2012-12-09T01:26:43Z
The fall is beautiful. The temperature is perfect. The leaves change and are very colorful. Very comfortable at all times.
College Sophomore 2012-12-09T01:20:58Z
A lot of people don't even know about Information Systems Management so there is not that much competition. I have not been able to take classes in my specific field of study yet but am looking forward to that opportunity soon.
College Sophomore 2012-12-09T01:14:06Z
The professors are extremely knowledgable and intriguing. They also have good flow and teach to their lesson plans. They have a great curriculum and do not put too much homework on you. A lot of your work is class discussion.
College Sophomore 2012-12-09T01:07:44Z
This school is diverse and very personable. The environment is warming to everyone.
College Sophomore 2012-12-04T06:55:38Z
There is only one cafeteria on campus because we are small enough. The food there is a cut above most college cafeteria food, but eating at the same place three meals a day every week starts to get old eventually. And let's face it, there are only so many different meals that a cafeteria can cycle through, so repeats are common. There are two hot entre lines, a sandwich line (better than Subway!), a salad bar (fresh ingredients all the time), an international line, pizza line, and a grill that serves burgers, chicken and various other American standards. It's all good though. Pretty high on sodium though if you're a health-conscious person like me.
We do have a cafe with a Quiznos, World of wings, and a Mein Bowl also. It comes in very handy to break the monotony of the caf. There's live music there almost every other night. Awesome environment.
The coffee shop in the library is the best though. Fresh sandwiches, salads, pastries, and good coffee for pretty cheap.
Finally we have to on-campus convenience stores. One serves chic-fil-a sandwiches and the other has smoothies and Starbucks coffee. Both also have your standard fill of gas-station drinks and snack food.
Meal plans for freshmen are kind of crappy; you have to pick 21, 16(with 150 flex points), or 14 (with 250 flex points), and you're locked in for the entire year. I got the sixteen and wish I had gotten the 14. There are too many great places to eat in Nashville to be stuck at the caf all the time! All in all, the dinning is really great here though.
College Sophomore 2012-12-04T06:39:05Z
Students get free bus fare, and everything cool in Nashville is within a couple miles. The Bus routes will take you anywhere in the city with no problem. Taxis can always be called and usually show up in decent time. It's best to have a car here though, or to make good friends with someone who does and goes the same places you do!
College Sophomore 2012-12-04T06:27:44Z
Belmont is like a wonderland to me every day that I'm here. The most important thing to me are my professors, and Belmont seems to only have the best. The instructors here are very down-to-earth, understanding, and most are quite fun too! I have one professor who has done somersaults in class and stood on his head (literally!) to illustrate points. Another doesn't hesitate to open his heart and life experience to the class and tell it like it is. I've only heard about maybe three or four "bad" profs and I've had one... Even she wasn't really that bad at all, just hard to agree with.
The facilities are well kept and beautiful. This school has grounds and landscaping that make it a pleasure to do some studying or work outside.
Extracurriculars are abundant. From greek life to a skydiving club and everything in between, there's a place here for everyone.
The greek life here is also very different from most other colleges. Frats/sororities aren't allowed housing and have to meet on campus so most greek life here is more about service and community than they are about partying (although I would be lying if I said that it didn't happen).
To top it all off, Nashville is one of the greatest cities in the nation. It's not all country music like everyone seems to think. Music (as a whole) is kind-of our life down here though. There's always a concert going on or somebody famous in town. Plus Belmont is literally across the street from music row. Our audio engineering majors can do class projects and sessions in RCA studio B and Ocean Way Studios.
This all sounded really too good to be true to me when I heard it, but I promise that this place IS everything that it's cracked up to be. Tuition is the ONLY thing that sucks, but if you didn't screw around in High school, Belmont is pretty generous with the money. In fact it was just as expensive for me to go here as it would have been to go to the state school back home. If you're curious at all, come down for a visit. You might just find where you belong like I did!
College Sophomore 2012-11-30T01:20:00Z
The strictness of having the opposite sex in your room is horrible! It's like were in high school all over again and have no freedom! they have to be out of your room by 11p.m. and if not then you get written up. It's just stupid
College Sophomore 2012-11-22T13:41:25Z
I haven't had the opportunity to embark on the journey that an Internship that Belmont provides connections to, but possibly in the future I will have a great opportunity to participate in one and see where it takes me and see how it enhances my business education.
College Sophomore 2012-11-22T13:35:10Z
There literally was no hitches during my decision and class selections for my major of Entrepreneurship. Although the registration day is quite crazy and just plain chaos, the classes are all there, so you always get what you NEED. Maybe just not what you want.
College Sophomore 2012-11-22T13:33:14Z
Entrepreneurship is a good program, but the entering classes could possibly be made into something besides a joke. I'm not sure.. Freshman year is about inquiry, so i'm simply acquiring as much knowledge as I can right now. I want to start many businesses and make differences in a lot of people's lives while making a great deal of money.
College Sophomore 2012-11-22T13:28:15Z
The major of Entrepreneurship is a questionable one in the first place purely because you don't go get a job after college-you make a job. But the education is very easy so far and has been a breeze. To me, I feel as if Belmont has a lot to work on to continue to climb the ladder of "prestige". Simply because they are ranked very high in this department doesn't mean that it is challenging and really inquisitive. I'm only a freshman so what do I know.
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T20:58:39Z
It's a Christian University, its not super diverse in the religion and sexual orientation divisions. But in all other regards it offers many different perspectives
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T20:52:48Z
The campus is beautiful. There are lots of things to get involved with!
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T20:48:55Z
Financial aid was a good amount, easy to apply for.
College Junior 2012-11-13T21:45:46Z
The affordable living arrangements on campus for upperclassmen is not terrible, but the fact that these dorms have no kitchen and the cafeteria is not good is a bummer.
College Senior 2012-10-03T22:02:59Z
There are a variety of places to eat in Nashville, but they aren't necessarily close to campus. There are some in the Belmont area, but many are located a distance away. Prices vary, and to my knowledge there aren't many that offer student discounts.
College Senior 2012-10-03T21:59:24Z
I'm not a dorm student, so I'm not sure about the level of strictness concerning alcohol/drugs/noise. The police are very strict with parking and smoking around campus however.
College Senior 2012-10-03T21:57:31Z
There are several parking garages in which parking is organized and convenient. Some of these have longer walks to the buildings than others. There is also a moderate amount of street parking available around the edges of campus. Getting street parking can be competitive though, and sometimes the number of people parked along the edges of roads can make them congested and difficult to get through.
College Junior 2012-10-02T01:37:55Z
I usually park in the deck and don't have to get out in the elements. And so far the weather has generally been nice.
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