College Sophomore 2013-10-30T03:50:53Z
Parking is currently a daily struggle for a lot of students living off campus. Campus security will not hesitate to ticket you for both bicycle and vehicle parking violations.
College Sophomore 2013-10-28T22:39:55Z
Lots of hipsters so a prevalent drug scene but it is very under the radar. You only find others if you are looking for them. Alcohol is more popular.
College Sophomore 2013-10-28T22:37:29Z
Visitation restrictions suck. 11pm curfew on weekdays and 1 am curfew on weekends and they close down visitation on long weekends/holidays. They're more lenient about alcohol than they say they are at orientation but they're super strict about drugs. They definitely don't mess around with that stuff.
College Sophomore 2013-10-28T22:35:03Z
Love my program would take it again in a heartbeat. I have no job concerns post graduation (I'm a nursing major). I have excellent teachers who can give great recommendations.
College Sophomore 2013-10-28T22:33:32Z
I'm in the nursing college. The professors are absolutely fabulous. I've never had a bad professor. The curriculum and workload are tough but it's nursing school so it should be. If you're organized, study, and stay on top of your crap you will do well. It's definitely manageable. You have a lot of hospital options for clinicals and you get to start clinicals sophomore year unlike most nursing school. NO WAITLISTS! HALLELUJAH!
College Sophomore 2013-10-28T22:33:32Z
GenEd classes/professors are typical. Belmont is a pretty academic focused school so they're still challenging classes but nothing that can't be handled. Registration sucks, the servers typically crash but if you can't get into a class you need your advisor can usually help you out with an override or two.
College Sophomore 2013-10-28T22:29:49Z
The teams themselves are amazing at what they do and have excellent players. There are crowds on campus that get excited for games and you can pretty much always find people to go with. Sports aren't life at Belmont though. People for the most part are more into their music than they are sports.
College Sophomore 2013-10-28T22:28:09Z
Freshman dorms are pretty good if you don't mind sharing a room. They're also really close to all of your classes so extra time to sleep in. Sophomore dorms are a bit of a walk but are really nice to live in. Some have full kitchens depending on where you live.
College Sophomore 2013-10-28T22:26:05Z
Health & Safety:
I always feel safe walking alone on campus but I do think it's smart to travel in groups late at night just to be extra safe cause it is in a city. Security is good and is always willing to help. They even give you rides to your dorm if you're coming home late from one of the academic buildings or library.
College Sophomore 2013-10-28T22:23:37Z
Guys & Girls:
Both are well-dressed, very fashion forward campus. Not many athletes (sports aren't as big of a deal here), but I still love to go to games and can always find people to come with. Social scene is awesome, options for partiers and non-partiers don't have to fall into either/or. There is a 3 to 1 girl to guy ratio which sucks for ladies but is awesome for the men (if they're straight that is...can't ever really tell with those hipsters). Very hipster campus.
College Sophomore 2013-10-22T17:57:01Z
if you don't have a car, reliable transportation is almost non existent. seeing the bus come by at the scheduled time is a once in a lifetime chance, and taxis will make you wait an hour for a 15 minute ride.
on the bright side, you can survive relatively well in the bubble of campus... you will be ok. unless you wanna do stuff
College Sophomore 2013-10-22T17:43:13Z
Health & Safety:
the health services is seriously lucky that i don't have the time to sue them...
they will turn you away and refuse to treat you for no reason at all if they feel like it, even if you have an appointment, no matter how urgent the situation. if you call to make an appointment, sometimes they will not actually schedule you into the system so you think you have an appointment but they never actually made it. oh, and most of the time it is not free. it takes about 4 different people to stick you before some sort of blood will actually be drawn. just a few things you should know.
if your insurance will pay for treatment off campus, you are more likely to get help off campus. the benefit of the clinic is that it is cheaper, though not free, and they will surprise you with all sorts of extra bills you didn't know about later on.
just so y'all know. if all you need is some cold medicine you should be fine but lots of the things they claim they do they don't actually do.
College Junior 2013-10-11T04:32:03Z
There are only three options for transportation at school. 1) You bring your own vehicle to freely use. 2) You pay to rent a Zip Car that may or may not be available at the time you need it so, you'll often have to adjust your plans. Or 3) You use the public transportation, MTA buses, which are free with your Belmont ID. However, the buses literally take forever and the schedules aren't exactly user friendly. If you don't have a lot of experience riding public transportation I don't suggest your first year at Belmont to be the best time to learn. You're better off driving your own car around or finding friends with cars.
College Junior 2013-10-11T04:28:09Z
The campus is a dry campus and takes it very seriously. There is no alcohol, tobacco, or drugs tolerated on campus. Doing so will result in serious consequences that include expulsion. The campus police are also very strict about parking and aren't afraid to give out parking tickets so make sure you're 100% absolutely allowed to park where you leave your car. Parking has become a bit of an issue but the campus is growing and adding new ramps within the upcoming years. The honor code is held in high regard and most professors are fairly strict about following the code and also keeping regular attendance in class.
College Junior 2013-09-23T20:22:01Z
They academics are a little tough, but in a good way. The teachers expect you to come to class and you will be dropped if you miss too many days. The department offers free tutoring from upperclassmen at the university.
College Junior 2013-09-23T20:17:59Z
The university is pretty diverse. Maybe not as much with economic background, but still some. There might be more Christians than at a public school, but there are also plenty of students who are not Christian. There is some religious diversity.
College Junior 2013-09-23T20:13:30Z
There are some good restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance, and plenty of good places to eat within a short drive. Nashville is also a great place to find restaurants with Gluten Free options, if you need that.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-17T21:00:18Z
Nashville has AMAZING restaurants! There are many within walking distance of the campus. PM is an amazing burger and sushi restaurant (seriously the burgers are phenomenal) and Cantina Laredo is right beside it for some great mexican food. Downtown Nashville and East Nashville are becoming known for their very trendy, health conscious restaurants and there are so many. 12 South is a street right beside campus that has some of these amazing restaurants as well as some local treasures such as Las Paletas, which are the best popsicles you will ever have!
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-17T20:57:18Z
Belmont has done major construction in the last 7 years or so, and the facilities are becoming nicer and nicer! The student center is a wonderful space where students are always hanging out and the student gym is fully equipped and has a rock wall and racquetball courts! There are many campus events, whether it is through fraternities and sororities or through a musical program. There are many green lawns that are great places to study, picnic, throw frisbee, etc. The only building that I believe needs major improvement is the library. Although it has many resources, it does not have good lighting or a very good atmosphere.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-17T20:54:15Z
Belmont's music scene is amazing! I loved walking around campus and always seeing people playing their instruments and going to Belmont student shows! Also, the Health Science buildings are amazing! They have state of the art EVERYTHING and the best professors. If you are considering Belmont University for a nursing major, I definitely recommend it! As a former nursing student there, I felt extremely prepared for my state boards as well as for practicing after graduation!
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-17T20:52:01Z
Nashville is a wonderful town with many fun things to offer. The music scene is incredible and there are always free shows around town! There is a great shopping area near campus in Green Hills that is within biking distance or a short drive. Nashville has a ton of local festivals that are always fun to go too. Also, the southern hospitality in the city is amazing and because it is a city full of transplants from other states, if you are an out of state student you will be accepted with open arms by locals and residents!
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-17T20:48:09Z
There is only one cafeteria on campus and it gets a bit old to go to after a while. But, there are other great dining options in the Curb Cafe and in the newer buildings on campus they have added more food and quick store options.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-17T20:45:59Z
The nightlife on campus is not much of a party scene, more of a musical scene. Often you will find students playing instruments, singing, etc. on various parts of campus at night time. If you are wanting a parting scene, you have better luck going downtown to a few of the 18 and up clubs or finding a fraternity house party either at someone in a fraternities house or at a Vanderbilt fraternity party.
College Sophomore 2013-09-17T19:53:08Z
Belmont University doesn't have much of a drug scene, that I know of. Alcohol is slightly more visible, but campus is dry. That means no drugs, no alcohol, no nothing. There are a lot of cigarette smokers, but they have to smoke elsewhere (not on campus). There are a lot of religious people here that don't believe in partaking in drugs or alcohol, but will still attend parties and socialize. I'd say that people are pretty open-minded. If you get caught with drugs or alcohol on campus, Belmont has a very strict policy. With a drug infringement, you could quite possibly be expelled. With alcohol, the punishment is slightly less, but multiple violations add up.
College Sophomore 2013-09-17T19:48:08Z
Belmont is really close to Nashville center. There are always fun music events and concerts everywhere. There are even a few impromptu shows, which is always exciting. If you like to go clubbing, there's like two clubs in Nashville that actually have a decent dance scene, but they are hit and miss typically. Regardless, there is never a shortage of things to do on a Friday night. Plus, there are so many universities around here that people are very tolerant and you can make friends at other universities to widen your weekend opportunities.
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