Belmont University Reviews

  • 16 Reviews
  • Nashville (TN)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,310
75% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
69% of 16 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2020
  • Degree: Entrepreneurship
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"It is disappointing how students and veterans of the graduate school were treated during the spring semester when COVID 19 hit and in-person classes were cancelled. The university compromised its academic integrity in some courses and “put the screws” to students in others, after restricting on campus access. If we wanted to go to school online, we would pay less and do that elsewhere, but we saw the advantage of learning in a classroom and studying with our peers. A few questions to consider: -What percentage of veterans enrolled at the Massey Graduate School of Business were involuntarily unrolled from future classes because of performance during the spring of 2020? -What was their overall GPA before the spring semester? -What additional resources were offered to these struggling students? -Why would you pour salt in the wounds by asking them to write a letter to the dean explaining their poor performance and also requiring them to explain how they are going to “fix their problem?” -Why is the automatic assumption that the student put forth little to no effort? The university is seemingly not recognizing the impact their changes made to the students after their resources were restricted. Finally, if the student put forth considerable effort and believed that they did their best in the course, wouldn’t writing the letter of explanation to the dean violate that student’s integrity? I know Belmont values integrity. I’ve read the Honor Code. How do I reconcile this?"
K----
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2019
  • Degree: Music
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"It's hard to justify a Music Business degree, no matter how generously you slice it. Still, academics aside, I loved going to Belmont. I grew tremendously in character and confidence in their student leadership opportunities, and I treasure the friendships I made with students and staff alike. It's a beautiful campus with beautiful people, I simply question my choice to study Music Business here or anywhere."
Valerie
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Belmont was an excellent university to attend and the music therapy faculty prioritized my success and well-being. The school has made an effort to change their general education curriculum as well as their music therapy program to continue to meet the needs of the student body."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2019
  • Degree: Law
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This Law School is a scam. They keep their BAR passage rates high by cutting 1/3 of the class after the first semester. It is common to attend, pay massive tuition bills, and receive absolutely nothing in return even if you receive all passing grades. Professors are required to adhere to pre-determined system that dictates what percentage of students they need to fail. They rake in tuition for the first semester and then drop any student who they think may not pass the BAR on the first shot. Do not go here if you think theres a chance in hell that you may struggle a tiny bit because Bs and a C or two will leave you with a dismissal letter and without the possibility of attending another law school."
Millie Marshall
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2018
  • Degree: Philosophy
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The philosophy program was incredible, due to its small department size. The courses provided a rigorous survey of the history of philosophy, and opened a space for individuals to also craft their own interests from these philosophical foundations. Additionally, I had the incredible opportunity of participating in two independent studies wherein the professors allowed me to help create the structure of the one-on-one lessons, ensuring that the material would best align with my own research interests. This type of flexibility within the course work and attunement unto the individual student's passions is extremely rare in educational institutions, especially during undergraduate. Overall, the professors made Belmont an incredible place to attend for undergraduate studies. Belmont as an institution, however, has many critical problems. The most severe being its ridiculously high tuition cost. Additionally, they do not offer much scholarship for academic performance, and do not prioritize scholarship as a whole within the institution. The college is primarily know for its music business program, which provides decent connections (due to its location in being in Nashville), but these connections come at too high a price, and the actually classes seem to be washed down business courses (I originally entered the school studying music business and quickly became frustrated with the program, thus switching my major to philosophy and my minor to mathematics). Belmont's prioritization of the business school was additionally reflected through the paychecks of students on campus jobs. I was a mathematic tutor for a few semester, but eventually had to drop the job since it only paid minimal wage (around $7 per hour), as I had high college tuition to cover. However, my peers who worked at Belmont's record store received $10 an hour. Furthermore, the tutors were often overloaded with students seeking our help, whereas the students working at the record store would often nap on the couches during their shift. Also, lots of shady undercurrents within the institution (cough cough... Belmont University continues to maintain financial relations to CoreCivic, the worlds largest prison company). The professors within the mathematics and philsophy department where all incredible, and where what kept me at Belmont, as well as other scholarships I applied to outside the school."
K Greene
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2017
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Belmont University's Mass Communication program prepared me with a wealth of knowledge to build a strong foundation for graduate study. A strong emphasis is placed on communication theory and structure and is an asset to any student interested in becoming a leader in media studies or beyond!"
Timothy Hollar
  • Reviewed: 10/30/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"The university was a valuable experience that I do not regret. The cost of the program is a little high compared to other options. The school is in a great city and I have fallen in love with Nashville. Some programs such as business, music, and nursing would be recommended at Belmont, while other programs are not the same quality."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Belmont DOES NOT care about its disabled students. I was told that my two prior ADHD evaluations, the latest done at the start of high school, were not enough to warrant accommodations. I was an out of state student, and I was forced to find a psychiatrist in Nashville willing to evaluate me, and pay the roughly $1500 cost for the evaluation. I got the evaluation, confirming that yes, I did in fact still have a learning disability, and sent in my new diagnosis to the office, which then proceeded to ignore my emails and give excuses in person about how my learning disability wasn't bad enough, despite my official diagnosis saying the opposite. On top of that, I was straight up bullied by girls in my dorm, and instead of helping me, the RA joined in, and the school did nothing- as far as I know she is still an RA. I transferred after the first semester and the disability office at my new university was appalled, and I was even told that if Belmont had not been a religious institution that they may have been in violation of the ADA standards. If you are a student with a learning disability who expects to be treated fairly and with respect, DO NOT choose Belmont. Plus, church is mandatory and you can only have students of the opposite gender in your room during the day AND you have to sign them in. Save your money and go somewhere else."
Lyn Deters
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Spanish
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"You will know your professors at Belmont, and they will know you. Your assessments will be more varied than at a large state school, where so much is test-based. You'll make presentations, write papers, construct blogs, videos, or other media, and you'll be graded on participation. That being said, the school doesn't offer a lot in the way of diversity. Students come from all over the country, but are predominantly white. Sports also aren't a huge focus. So, if you're looking for extravagant game days and school pride, Belmont may not be what you're looking for. Religious courses are required at Belmont, but it doesn't feel like professors are pushing their specific belief systems, and classes are typically a mix of people who identify themselves as Christian, and people who identify as agnostic, or "spiritual," but not religious, or practice other religions."
Bethanni S.
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Art & Design
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Belmont University has an atmosphere that will make anyone feel at home! I loved the energy and southern charm of the campus and everyone on it. The professors are genuine and care for you and want to help you be successful. There are many activities for students to make friends, network for jobs, and to just get involved. I loved every minute of my time there."