50 States, 50 Colleges: Tennessee

Today’s featured college for 50 States, 50 Colleges is from Tennessee!

College in the Spotlight: Belmont University

Belmont University

Location: Nashville, Tennessee – just two miles southwest of downtown

Size: About 5289 undergraduate students

Fast Facts:

  • Founded in 1890, it was originally known as Belmont College, educating young women from elementary school through junior college.
  • It became coed in 1951 and has been known as Belmont University since 1991.
  • For five years in a row, Belmont University has been named a top up-and-comer school by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Nursing, business and music are the most popular of over 80 undergraduate programs.
  • The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business program has been hailed as one of the best by Time and Rolling Stone Magazines.
  • Country stars Brad Paisley and Trisha Yearwood attended Belmont!
  •  It is an NCAA Division 1 school with 17 intercollegiate teams – Belmont Bruins!
Belmont Bruins

Belmont Bruins

  • Every year almost 400 students study abroad.
  • Have you ever wanted to skydive?  Well there is a club for that!  The university offers over 130 different organizations so there is something for everyone!!
  • They have a large service learning program.  The vision statement is, “To be a premier teaching university bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.”
Belmont University Tower

Belmont University Tower

Learn more about Belmont University by visiting http://www.belmont.edu.

Information Source: Belmont University website

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons

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