Belmont University occupies a 75-acre campus in southeast Nashville. With more than 500,000 residents, Nashville is a cultural, educational, health-care, commercial, and financial center in the mid-South. Practical educational opportunities, offered through diverse curriculums, provide students with the hands-on experience they need in preparation for a meaningful career. The city's location, halfway between the northern and southern boundaries of the United States, with three intersecting interstate highways and an international airport, makes it accessible to students from across the country.
Campus Facilities & Equipment
As Belmont's academic program offerings grow, so too does the physical campus. Additions in the last several years include the opening of an entertainment and student life complex which houses the Curb Event Center arena, the Beaman Student Life Center and the Maddox Grand Atrium. The Gordon E. Inman Center opened in 2006, a facility that houses Belmont’s nursing, social work, occupational therapy and physical therapy programs. The School of Nursing was recognized by Laerdal Medical Corporation as a Center of Educational Excellence in part due to the advanced training the school's multiple simulation models offer to its students.
More recent additions to the campus include the Baskin Center, home to Belmont's College of Law; McWhorter Hall (the 90,000 square foot, state-of-the-art academic building that houses the University's College of Pharmacy, Physical Therapy program, and Department of Psychological Science); and the wonderful McAfee Concert Hall, a large concert venue suitable for acoustic performances. Multiple new residence halls for freshmen through seniors have opened since 2010. Also the Wedgewood Academic Center a new home to the liberal arts, social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, and religion opened in 2014 (the largest construction project to date at Belmont). And finally the Johnson Center, opened in fall 2015 which houses the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, the media studies program and a vibrant new 950-seat cafeteria.
A Christian Community of Learning and Service
Belmont is a student-focused, Christian community of learning and service where students hear from their first visit to campus until the day they graduate that they are created for a purpose in life. The Belmont faculty and staff dedicate themselves to preparing and empowering students to find their passion and use it to change the world. The university seeks to show every student how the love of Christ can compel them to lead lives of disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.
In fact, Belmont students, faculty and staff are consistently challenged to look at the hardest circumstances and ask, "What can we do?" Students are encouraged to engage and transform the world, locally and globally, by participation in disaster relief trips to everywhere from the tsunami-stricken areas of Southeast Asia to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Students serve locally at various relief and community organizations in Nashville throughout the year, and student-athletes take part annually in sports evangelism mission trips to South Africa, Ukraine and Brazil. Others have taken advantage of what they’re learning at Belmont, incorporating their major studies into various service projects around the world, including working with orphans in India and assisting with physical therapy needs in Guatemala.
Student Organizations & Activities
In addition to celebrating academic excellence and phenomenal growth, Belmont boasts 17 intercollegiate sports teams. The Belmont Bruins men's basketball team won the Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and made its seventh appearance in the NCAA National Tournament in 2015 and the NIT in 2014. Baseball, both cross country teams, and the volleyball team have earned recent conference titles. Belmont student-athletes excel in the classroom, too, as Belmont has won the conference’s All-Academic Trophy multiple times. The award is given annually to the conference school with the greatest percentage of student-athletes who earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher.