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That being said, you have to be really really committed to music / music business to do well here. If you're not, other programs are hardly worth the pricetag. The music business program isn't too competitive - a lot of the members are rich kids who don't really know how to work and are artist wannabes anyway.
Be aware that Belmont offers almost nothing in scholarships. I'm not a genius by any means, but I had a near-perfect GPA, test scores above the school's average, and a handful of solid extracurriculars. I was offered almost nothing in aid. All the scholarships I would have received each semester wouldn't have even covered a single semester's costs. Like almost every other BU student, I had much better offers from other schools.
I have learned I'm not as interested in the music business as I thought I would be, meaning Belmont isn't really the place for me, and that's fine. I'm currently in the process of transferring out to pursue a regular business degree instate for much cheaper. I don't really like the way the "Christian community" feels sometimes. The required Christian religion courses are pretty unfair to those who don't have a Christian background, and the First Year Seminar class can be something of a joke.If you really really want to go into music business, entertainment, audio, etc, the programs are great, and there are a LOT of connections to make and opportunities for internships. If you're not going into one of these areas, there's little reason to be here. Many of the university's resources go toward these programs and towards new buildings, which sometimes leads to current students being left behind. The university tries, but in many cases there are serious growing pains. I don't feel any bitterness or hate toward Belmont, but it just wasn't for me, and I believe it's perfect for everyone like they will tell you.
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