Belmont University Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Belmont University is located in the heart of one of America's greatest cities, Nashville, TN! The student body at Belmont is eclectic and intelligent. What the school lacks in racial and socioeconomic diversity, it makes up for individual diversity. Whether you are a musician looking to make it big on Music Row or a Nursing student--Belmont provides a diverse range of exemplary programs. Belmont University is a top school in the South and will certainly provide a a small school atmosphere with a big city vibe!
Belmont is a great school if you want to be able to establish meaningful relationships with your peers and professors. Even though enrollment has gone up, the school is still able to provide small class sizes, which I believe played a huge part in my successes as a student there.
Belmont offers rich courses filled with rigor. There were always a wide variety of classes offered. The campus is rather homogeneous, as a private Christian school. There are very few professors of color and perspectives are typically "shared" Rayner than challenged.
It was a school in transition in many ways. I loved my time there and the people I met, but I would definitely recognize its not for everyone
I really enjoyed my experience at Belmont University. I learned a lot about business and entrepreneurship and built long lasting friendships. Additionally, Belmont has a spectacular career services department that is very diligent about connecting students with employers in their field of interest.