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Belmont University sits on 75 historic acres two miles southwest of downtown Nashville, Tenn., a thriving metropolis known worldwide as Music City. In the mid-1800s, the land the university now occupies was known as Belle Monte, the Victorian home of one of Tennessee’s wealthiest couples, Joseph and Adelicia Acklen, but the property has been the site of higher education since the founding of the original Belmont College in 1890. With a strong commitment to providing a Christian community of learning and service, Belmont is now home to state-of-the-art facilities, more than 80 innovative areas of study and students from all corners of the globe.