College Junior 2012-02-06T22:25:53Z
the greek life is welcoming, but sometime it is very overwhelming and takes over lives of students
College Junior 2012-02-06T22:24:29Z
the wireless is very fast and hardly ever goes down. there are also available computers in various parts of campus
College Junior 2012-01-30T08:02:07Z
Depends on the Student – If you're very much into the music scene and are seeking a degree in the entertainment industry and/or are very Christian then the BS that Belmont constantly spills out can be tolerable. However, Belmont treats it's students like they're still in high school. Belmont encourages students to tell on their roommates if they come back drunk or high and places ridiculously harsh punishments on students who don't live up to the "Christian" standard. If you're looking for partying then you'll have a bit of a tough time. Whenever Belmont does throw down it's a good time but it doesn't happen too often.
College Junior 2012-01-30T07:51:49Z
A majority of students live off campus and have found houses that are in a great proximity to school and are very affordable (cheaper than the dorms) especially if you go in on rent with roommates. All of my freshman friends are decided on moving off campus next semester and all have found a house to at least consider
College Junior 2012-01-30T07:45:15Z
There is definitely something to say about Belmont's food options. For starters, they put on a show for potential students. You think that Belmont serves their students pretty decent food in the cafe but then you learn that they put grade the food plan specifically for the days high schoolers visit. The food company that the school actually goes through is the same company that feeds Tennessee state prisons and the food is so nutritionally starved that you're hungry an hour later. Also, the hours of the cafe are completely ridiculous because they close the cafe at random times throughout the day and close for the day at 7 pm and at 6:15 on weekends. Needless to say, it's very common to miss your dinner.
College Senior 2012-01-23T03:58:51Z
Whatever Your Heart Desires – Whatever food you prefer, Nashville has it. Most everything is good, but I love the small cafes. And the best places to eat are the ones that offer student discounts!
College Senior 2012-01-23T03:57:23Z
Best of Both Worlds – At Belmont they do a great job at accomodating students. The labs offer both Dell and Mac computers available to students. This is nice becasue the software is so different. There is always room in the labs and the workers are always welcoming and helpful.
College Senior 2012-01-23T03:53:46Z
Belmont is in a wonderful area of Tennessee. The school is near Nashville and Vanderbilt University; therefore, we are always close to a fun and exciting area. However, even though we are close to a big city, I feel very safe and secure when walking through Belmont's campus. This is one of its best qualities. The city and community is always welcoming student activities set up and run by students. I could not ask for a better city to study in!
College Junior 2012-01-15T00:32:27Z
The weather at Belmont University is awesome. It rains fairly often, but classes are pretty close to each other, so there is no real horrid walks. If it snows or is icy, classes will most likely be cancelled, which is not too often. When the weather is nice, everyone is seen hanging out outside.
College Junior 2012-01-15T00:28:51Z
Belmont University has great housing structures. Freshman live in dorms that are right in the middle of campus. Upperclassmen housing is a five minute walk from campus at the most. There is a nice mix of girls-only, boys-only, and co-ed dorms. The dorm rooms are a great size for double and triple rooms. Suite-style bathrooms are the norm, and loved by the student body.
College Junior 2012-01-15T00:23:56Z
Campus Is Gorgeous Year-Round – The landscaping at Belmont University is absolutely incredible. Year-round the lawns are green, the leaves are raked, and the flowers are constantly alive. This attracts many students to study outside in the nice weather, play frisbee, take naps in the lawn, and practice music outside. Being built on the property of the Belmont Mansion, the architecture is beautiful. Original gazebos and statues remain for students to view on their way to class.
College Junior 2012-01-09T22:49:31Z
If you want to eat after 11PM, you pretty much have to eat off campus. There's a Circle K across the street, which is right next to a coffee shop and a Mexican restaurant. There are a few other restaurants in walking distance from Belmont. But if you want more variety, there are a ton of restaurants closer to Vanderbilt. Take a car (or find someone with a car) and you've got plenty of options.
College Junior 2012-01-09T22:39:15Z
so there are a ton of concerts. Bars are pretty much 21+, if you're into that kind of thing.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-27T07:47:27Z
What I Know About Off-Campus Living – I've lived in two different apartments off campus: Westmont Apartments and Howe-Garden Apartments. The first is off of West End, the other in East Nashville where I currently live. The closer you want to live to Belmont, the pricier it will be whereas East Nashville has fairly low rent. The drawback of living in East Nashville is it's a bit farther off, so instead of rolling out of bed and walking to class ten minutes before it starts, you'll have to get up maybe an hour or so before your class starts and be out the door, on the road 20 minutes before class time so you can get there in time to find a parking spot. Even though its some hassle, its worth the $350 I save every month! Also, roommates is absolutely the way to go with saving money, and I've known some people get great deals by renting out a house and making every possible room a bedroom. Belmont also has a housing finder link on their website that is extremely helpful.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-27T07:30:21Z
Student Housing – My freshman year I lived in Maple and it was very nice, two bedrooms joined by a bathroom. Two sinks, a toilet, a shower, outlets, 100 speed cable internet, two beds in each room, two wardrobes, two desks, two chairs, two dressers. Everything is close. I heard Maddox was not so great, but other than that all of my peers seemed satisfied. Try to get off campus housing though because they are incredibly strict about alcohol and visitation with the opposite sex in your dorm rooms. Living off-campus can be much MUCH cheaper than living on campus and can allow you to live more freely. Also, if you're a musician, it may be best to move off-campus so you can have unlimited practice time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-27T07:23:59Z
Health & Safety:
Fairly Safe... Depending on Where – If you're on campus closer to 12th, you want to travel in groups, especially at night. There was a rape in the area of a Belmont student as well as a few assaults. Bikes frequently get stolen so be sure to get your bike registered with the school and with a LOCK. Other than that you could practically sleep on campus in the quad and not worry about getting pick pocketed or anything. Ive left things in the computer lab and the library that were very valuable and they were always right where I left them originally, even if HOURS had passed! The students here aren't the danger, really just residents on the the side that's closer to 65.
College Senior 2011-12-21T06:18:10Z
Getting Around – Belmont offers students the option of free use of the Nashville public transportation system. You can also rent a WeCar from Belmont directly. There are plenty of options for students, from bikes to cars, who did not bring a car to campus with them.
College Senior 2011-12-21T06:14:45Z
Choose Your Scene – The nightlife on and off campus boasts quite a few options, depending on what you're looking for. On campus students can find residence life sponsored programs, convocations, athletic events, or performances to attend. Off campus, there are plenty of clubs and bars for the 21+ crowd, as well as restaurants offering local performances or songwriter nights. With Vanderbilt University in close proximity to Belmont, many students may want to make friends with the Vandy crowd to have an "in" for more party options off campus. Just remember: Belmont is a dry campus and has a low tolerance for alcohol consumption.
College Junior 2011-12-17T18:45:47Z
It will be rainy one day and then sunny the next. The temperature varies quite a lot too. Winters are not very cold and fall is totally beautiful.
College Junior 2011-12-17T18:43:48Z
Basketball Is Awesome – Basketball is huge at Belmont. Everyone gets involved with it. MOB is a student organization that promotes school spirit for basketball games and other activities. Celebrities even show up to the basketball games.
College Sophomore 2011-11-22T06:18:39Z
Big Range – It goes from blistering heat in the beginning of fall semester and than changes to snow not to long after. It makes for a wide range of weather which can be nice. The worst is the humidity. That makes everyone uncomfortable
College Sophomore 2011-11-22T06:10:53Z
Huge Music Industry – Nashville is all about the music. There is, of course, Belmont University which has the best business school in the country. There is also music row which is an interesting place to see all different aspects of music. There is of course the epic building in the middle of downtown that looks like Batman. You can't miss it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-10T01:13:20Z
Getting Better – If you live on campus, parking should generally not be a problem as long as you're not trying to find a spot in the middle of the day. If you live off campus, get to campus at least 20 minutes ahead of schedule. Parking can be tedious, but there are enough spots, even if they're inconvenient, and they're building more spots. Tickets can be a hassle, but for everything except parking in a fire zone or handicapped spot you can take a test and have it dismissed. Only for the first ticket each semester, but if you get more than one a semester you're probably dumb.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-10T01:11:00Z
About What You'd Expect – It's a private Christian university in the South and tuition is $30k. That should tell you everything you need to know about the diversity.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-10T01:08:14Z
PPL & Polisci – Workload is very bearable. Definitely get an internship as soon as you can, around junior year for sure. Work your tail off and study hard and it's very possible to do exceptional.
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