College Freshman 2013-11-14T21:38:40Z
Guys & Girls:
Generally everyone around looks healthy and happy. Everyone has an amazing sense of style so if you wanna be a little out there, it's totally not weird. No pressure to act/dress a certain way at all. Not to mention people here are so incredibly talented.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T21:36:43Z
So far I love Belmont. My classes are mostly productive and the dorm life is great. Social life is what you make it, it's college, get out there. It's a beautiful place with great people. Lots of opportunities for spiritual growth and clubs. Nashville is amazing, the weather is great. People are really cool here. There really isn't any place like Belmont. :)
College Freshman 2013-11-14T21:34:15Z
I know people who live off campus who love it. Cost of living in Nashville is so cheap. That being said, on campus apartments are really nice too.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T21:32:33Z
I lived in a 100-year old all-girls dorm my freshman year. At first I was disappointed but now I can't imagine living anywhere else. The sense of community is so strong and I know almost everyone in my dorm. (107 girls). It's like a giant house, carpeted, creaky stairs, and a basement with a kitchen AND a movie theatre. We have lots of community events and I knew every RA personally, not just mine. Yeah the new dorms are co-ed but it really doesn't matter considering visitation is the same everywhere. It's nice not to have to worry about running into boys when you're doing you're laundry. We have a brother dorm right next to us and it's not uncommon to come downstairs and see them hanging out in the lobby.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T21:29:12Z
Not sure how to rate this one. It's a dry campus, but Vandy is so close that people just go there, or to house parties. I never see drinking on campus. It's not a problem at all and if you don't drink you're part of the majority.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T21:27:44Z
Weather in Nashville is beautiful. I can count on one hand the amount of times it has rained this semester. Summer is really hot but fall comes in nicely around early-mid October, and the trees are beautiful! Cold winters but what else would you expect? Lot's of tornadoes but it's not really a problem. Overall good weather.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T21:26:42Z
The caf is bad. The workers are nice, (usually), but the food is just bad. As a vegetarian it was impossible for me to get any sort of protein other than eggs. They offer veggie burgers but they take at least 20 minutes to make which makes no sense. The sandwich line is pretty good, and Sunday brunch is always good. However, if I wanted to eat in the caf I was usually stuck with a sandwich or a salad every day. The curb, though, is good. We have Papa Johns, and Asian place, wings, sushi, and McAllister's. Just make sure you don't use too many declining points too fast ;). The corner court is okay but is just like basic packaged foods.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T21:23:47Z
Belmont is beautiful. The grounds keepers do a great job, the grass is always green and there are always flowers. The student center is beautiful and lots of people use it; there's a great climbing wall too. The library is efficient although is not the prettiest thing in the world. The north quad is the most beautiful but the quad outside of Patton is the best for sports. Living in a new dorm is awful because there are no traditions and there isn't a sense of community. I lived in an all-girls dorm my freshman year that was over 100 years old and I loved it! Everyone was like family and I felt like I was in a house. (Which it basically is). Definitely don't put down the new dorms as your first choice because they are so overrated. And even though I lived in an all-girls dorm we had a brother dorm right next to us, and we hung out in each others lobbies. (For you girls looking to get a boy ;) ). Campus activities are great if you bother to go, and there are lots of places to hang out other than your dorm.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T21:09:21Z
Practice hours are 3-7, meaning you can't "practice" an instrument or sing (technically) any time other than those. The stupidest rule is that multiple people singing/playing the same song at the same time is "Band practice" and you can be written up. Aka my roommate and I singing along to christmas music is "illegal". It's ridiculous. That being said, most RAs don't care too much as long as it's not too loud. I sing all the time and have never been written up.
Visitation, however, is awful. Week days is noon to 11 at night. Weekends (meaning Friday and Saturday) is noon until 1 am. You have to check them in and you get a guest pass that you have to hang on your door. You also have to be with them at all times and can't switch rooms without letting the desk worker know. I've been thankful for it occasionally when I'm tired of my roommate's boyfriend, but other than that it's ridiculous. We are adults and should be able to make our decisions concerning those type of things. I know the policy is currently being challenged. Drugs and alcohol rules are decent but RAs never check dorms so it would be so easy to hide some. (Not that I would recommend that!)
College Freshman 2013-11-14T21:02:51Z
Health & Safety:
I never feel uncomfortable walking across campus. The only place that is a little sketchy is right across the street from Circle K, a gas station. Some sketchy people like to hang out there but other than that it's pretty safe. As a girl, I obviously have to be extra cautious but I still feel very safe.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T21:00:00Z
I'm not in a sorority but my suite mates are. My experience of greek girls has been that they are not exactly warm, considering they have their own friends in their sorority. They don't take over the school, though, and if you're not in a sorority or if you ARE, nobody really cares. The good thing i have heard about them is that they are community centered and some of my RAs that were in a sorority were great people. It honestly depends on why you want to be a part of it.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T20:57:21Z
Nashville, including the suburbs, is BEAUTIFUL. I would not mind living here after college even though I never thought I would want to live in a city. Very kid friendly in the suburban area, and the city is small but vibrant. Lot's of parks and schools and eating opportunities. Belmont is basically on the line between the ghetto and the nice part of the city but it's easy to avoid. I love Nashville!
College Freshman 2013-11-14T20:52:30Z
Nashville is great for music majors, lots of opportunities. It's also the health capital of America so it's amazing if you're entering the health field.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T20:52:30Z
Never felt overloaded, I felt like I was in college which is how it should be. Classes were useful, except freshman seminar. Always had enough time to get my work done. The classes are mostly very small and your teacher and classmates usually know your name. Registration, however, SUCKS and Belmont seems to have no concern for the fact that they do not accommodate for their students. I knew people who could only register for 3 hours at registration. The server also crashes the second registration opens. It's a big problem.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T20:49:14Z
It's an expensive private school in the south. So yeah, it's not that diverse. However, Belmont and it's students are extremely open to liberal ideas on diversity. People of different ethnicities are not isolated and neither are people who are the minority when it comes to sexual orientation. Belmont is also expanding it's class size every year and accepting more and more minorities. As far as diversity in other aspects of life such as politics or religion, Belmont is all over the place.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-11T05:03:05Z
Expensive but however it was my only option.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-11T05:01:25Z
You have to take initiative as they won't remind you of anything. Always doublecheck when you ask questions.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-11T05:00:16Z
Doesn't as most buildings are connected
College Junior 2013-11-09T07:10:02Z
I am not very into the Greek scene..so frankly, I have no idea. But I do know that most of them are continuously striving to make a difference- a factor I respect.
College Junior 2013-11-09T07:08:23Z
I had lived in Hillside apt and that was a very good decision for me...Although they are quite expensive, it is a great experience and gives you many options unavailable when living off campus...
College Junior 2013-11-09T07:06:46Z
I love this school. The opportunities are great and you have the potential to make a real difference in both your life and others if you wish to.
College Junior 2013-11-09T07:05:18Z
A car is not really needed here but parking is a work in progress. Most students live on campus so the fight for a spot is constant and tickets will be handed out mercilessly, so beware.
College Junior 2013-11-09T07:03:02Z
Personally, I prefer strictness so Belmont is great for my taste. Alcohol use is not allowed on campus and expected to not occur in dorms either. The police are very nice and will happily help out when needed. The parking ticket scenario is constant so be careful- I have many friends who complain of getting tickets for every little mistake.
College Junior 2013-11-09T07:00:09Z
I have only really used the library for all tech needs so I am assuming the computer labs really need to be mentioned some more- they are pretty hard to find. The printing is not too cheap so I would suggest buying a personal printer- especially if you live on campus. A laptop is highly recommended- there are quite a few classes that depend specifically on them as part of the course/course work.
College Junior 2013-11-09T06:56:40Z
Although the cafeteria is okay, the food is not very good...The on campus options of pizza hut, chinese, and bbq is nice- but pretty unhealthy.
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