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If you're really interested in music or musicAverageBusiness - Management and Administration
If you're really interested in music or music business, they really do open doors for you to go get opportunities and internships. BU is a university all about connections, and if you make those connections you'll do great. There are lots of programs and clubs, and students in higher classes tend to be friendly, accessible, and give good advice. The music industry and other entertainment industries are very competitive and Belmont is just about the best place you could be to get into one of those industries.

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.

1st Year Male -- Class 1921
Campus Aesthetics: A, Social Life: D-
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I had little problem with this university untilBright
I had little problem with this university until I made the mistake of questioning their policy and trusting their faculty at all. After asking some questions about some ridiculous policies administration began to monitor me it seemed. I could handle that but it all went downhill when I was invited to a professor's office to "talk about finals" and was instead greeted by security officers. The teacher accused me of incredibly ludicrous things and intimidated and lied to me overtly. She did everything in her power to get me kicked out. I was lied to thereafter by every member of faculty member I contacted. Lies were spread about me by the faculty. I was told that I would be afforded a trial by my peers. I had clear evidence to disprove the professor's accusations and was suddenly told that my case would not get a hearing. I was instead accused of being crazy and asked to provide a letter by a licensed psychiatrist affirming my sanity or lack thereof. I visited over 5 psychiatrists and mental health professionals, all of whom affirmed I displayed no symptoms of psychosis. They all also informed me that what the university was asking of me was an impossible task and that no reputable psychiatrist would ever put their name on a paper saying such things as such a thing would be literally impossible to prove without several years of observation (all of the mental health professionals I met with agreed that I was fine and it would be a waste of time and money to continue any form of mental health checkups). I informed the school that their demands were impossible and they in turn refused to confirm that any student had been able to meet such demands. I should also note that the same day the professor ambushed me, I was locked out of my dorm and they told me "they could maybe pay for a taxi." I was effectively homeless that night. When I was told I could not enter my dorm, I began to cry. They asked me if I wanted to speak to a counselor I said no. They brought in a counselor against my wishes. This counselor, who's credentials I never saw, threatened to throw me in a mental ward indefinitely unless I spoke to him, something I had made clear to the faculty I did not want to do. This all happened because I had mentioned to that profesor I had been feeling a little down the past few days. WARNING: If you're not perpetually, madly happy to be on Belmont's campus, they will abuse and slander you and throw you out onto the street with maybe some cab fare. Their teachers are unstable and prone to spreading lies about any student they dislike for any reason.
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Surrounding City: A, Education Quality: F
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If you are notBrightPharmacy
If you are not doing something with music, do not waste your time here. This school is extremely hard. There is no way to better yourself here and it will ruin your GPA. Save yourself time and money.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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