College Sophomore 2013-09-17T19:45:08Z
Currently, I live on campus, but the garage that I have to park in has way to many compact car spots. The permits are "free," but Belmont police ticket for every minor infraction, which is irritating. Usually the tickets are anywhere pretty expensive too. I would say a car is pretty useful, not particularly necessary, but it does make life easier. Parking is supposedly a nightmare for off-campus commuters. I can only imagine. They are building more garages currently though, so hopefully it will get better.
College Junior 2013-08-25T17:49:05Z
For the most part, fees for printing and the availability of the computers on campus is ok. The only nuisance is that the internet speed for them and the wireless can be sluggish in certain parts of the campus, and performance slows especially during registration.
College Junior 2013-08-12T14:58:20Z
In the Beaman Student Life Center, there's a gym, a coffee shop, and places to study. The Beaman is connected to the Curb Event Center and Curb Cafe. The library has computer labs and plenty of places to study. The only negative comment I have is that there aren't enough practice rooms for music students...
College Junior 2013-08-12T14:57:01Z
Incoming students need to keep in mind that Music Business is a BUSINESS degree. You have to take Economics. You have to take Accounting. If you don't want a business degree, switch to EIS or AET. Music business is also very, very competitive. Your advisor will not help you. You have to have your stuff together. Also, you have to maintain a GPA of 2.8 or higher to even be considered for an internship.
But there's no denying that Belmont has better connections in the industry than any other school out there. If that's what you want, then go for it. Personally, I won't be changing majors. It's worth it to me.
College Junior 2013-08-12T14:56:14Z
Music business majors to have to answer a few supplemental questions to get accepted into the program, but I don't think that they hold much weight. I literally talked about boy bands in mine. It's not that competitive.
From what I hear, though, Songwriting is super competitive. Belmont is looking for a particular type of songwriter as well. If you don't fit into their desired genre, don't be offended.
College Junior 2013-08-12T14:55:48Z
Scholarships? At Belmont? That's funny. Unless your family is rich, you won't be able to afford it. If you had a really good financial aid package your freshman year, it's going to get a lot worse in the upcoming years. My experience with the financial aid office is pretty awful. I've cried almost every time I've ever spoken to them.
College Junior 2013-08-12T14:52:54Z
There's a Drug Scene, but It's not everywhere – In a school full of hipsters, of course there are going to be some pot smokers. If people smoke, they do it off campus. (Cigarettes are banned, but most people just go across the street). There have been a few people that have gotten suspended for drugs, but they can come back the next semester. There's not much alcohol visibility either. There's very little alcohol on campus and you'll occasionally see someone staggering around campus at 3AM. But it's not that bad. Basically, unless you want to be a part of that scene, it's not going to be a hindrance at all.
College Junior 2013-08-12T14:50:46Z
Curb College is not only the best of it's kind in the country, it's currently the only of its kind. Other schools have music business programs, but none have their own college. We also have arguably the best music business program in the country. No one else has the connections and experience to the industry as Belmont does. However, they don't make it easy for you. Some of the professors are airheads, to put it lightly, and advising is a joke.
College Junior 2013-08-12T14:39:13Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – There's an occasional crime on campus, but the majority of the time, it's drug/alcohol related. I have always felt safe here. Obviously, keep your doors locked (especially if you live in a bigger hall) but you should be fine. Bepo (Belmont Police) are always riding around on their bikes and Campus Security is always willing to help if something does go wrong.
College Junior 2013-08-12T14:38:41Z
There's a computer lab in Massey..you'll have to go in there to take your Computer Proficiency tests. That's about it. There's also one in the library but it's always crowded and you have to pay for printing.
College Freshman 2013-08-08T03:53:37Z
Health & Safety:
Health services are wonderful and right when you need them. Security is excellent
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T00:34:43Z
I am very happy with the program I'm in (Design Communications). The staff is great, there are lots of resources and the environment is challenging and stimulating.
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T00:32:31Z
Health & Safety:
Security is great at Belmont. I always feel safe and at orientation they make sure you add the security numbers in your phone and you can sign up for text/email alerts.
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T00:29:58Z
Basketball has the biggest fan base on campus. It's a pretty big deal when your team goes to the Sweet 16! I'd say baseball is the next popular sport. There's a lot of school spirit at our sporting events.
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T00:25:05Z
It depends on what dorm you are in, but for me it was just okay. I was in a forced triple which means it's a room for two, but the university put three people in it. My room was also one the smaller of the doubles so it was very crowded. The whole dorm sort of felt like a hotel. The dorm I was in is called Patton and it's so big there's not much of a community as some of the other dorms have, like Hail Hall. But for the most part, they are fairly nice dorms and compared to other schools, they are pretty spacious (when you're not forcing three people in a two person room!)
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T07:22:32Z
The weather in Nashville, TN can get a little wishy washy at times but it is usually always very comfortable. It may get hot during the day at times but at night a cold front rolls down from the mountains making the perfect night time climate. The winter is not harsh at all. It snows only a handful of times, just enough so that you still get excited for it.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T07:20:38Z
Belmont is absolutely outstanding not just in the experience that you get from its facilities and the atmosphere that it commands, but visually it is a gorgeous institution to attend.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T07:09:02Z
Attending Belmont, you do not need much transportation if you live on campus. It as all relatively close together. Your longest walk from one side to the other may take 7-9 minutes. Your student ID gets you free access to the public bus system which is great if you don't have a car.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T06:59:48Z
Belmont's computer labs are usually relatively available. One of the big pros of the labs is that they offer desktop PC AND iMacs. People definitely have a preference on which type of unit they want to use and certain programs will run on one and not the other so that is a very neat aspect of the computer labs.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T06:57:14Z
Belmont's campus has just about everything you could think of asking for in an educational facility (You'd expect it with the tuition you're paying). From recording studios to a rock wall to a performance center, they've got it.
College Senior 2013-08-05T17:19:35Z
Guys & Girls:
Belmont is stereotyped as a "hipster" college. If that is your scene, then you will fit right in. If that is not your scene, then you will still fit in. You will see girls in floral skirts with boots and grandma sweaters. You might see guys in tank tops, a nice pair of boot-cut jeans, and clunky boots. Many people are quite artsy. I would say there are plenty of attractive people of both sexes.
College Senior 2013-08-05T17:14:14Z
As a dry campus, the enforcement for drugs and drinking is decently enforced campus-wide. Like most colleges, drinking is incredibly common but usually takes place at off campus houses or hidden in a dorm room. You will not see anyone openly drinking as that could result in a violation. Since Belmont is a liberal-arts college with plenty of musicians, smoking is very common but is the only drug that is frequent. All other drugs are not ever discusses or seen at parties.
College Senior 2013-08-05T17:09:13Z
Internships with Belmont are nothing short of impressive. While we are not allowed to receive pay, the experience and connections gained are well worth the time and effort. As a psychology major (as with most other majors), I was able to get three hours of course credit for my internship. I interned at a recognized school for children with learning disabilities. My friends in the Music Business and Entertainment Industry Studies programs have interned with VH1, Saturday Night Live, and the Ryman Auditorium. Nashville and Belmont have a great array of internship opportunities.
College Senior 2013-08-05T17:04:45Z
The cafeteria at Belmont provides an array of options for students, including several dairy-free products and vegetarian options. The variety within the "caf" is average for a university of this size; however, I eventually got tired of eating there everyday. I would suggest to choose the meal plan that allows you the most declining points. These can be used at the Curb Cafe, library cafe, and other locations on campus with better meal options.
College Senior 2013-08-05T16:59:26Z
The psychology department at Belmont is wonderful. Unlike many undergraduate psychology programs, the Belmont program has a heavy emphasis on research-- meaning a great preparation for graduate programs. The equipment and facilities is useful for conducting experiments; the department will also order any equipment needed for undergraduate student research. The department is fairly small yet personable.
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