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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
About Vanderbilt University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240
From Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University includes four undergraduate schools and six graduate schools situated on a beautiful 330-acre campus located in the heart of Nashville, TN. The excellent academic rigor, vibrant campus life, and an urban location attract exceptionally talented students from around the world, consistently earning Vanderbilt a top-20 ranking from U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt's 6,900 undergraduate and 5,700 graduate students from more than 90 countries are immersed in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and experiential learning that are at the heart of the Vanderbilt community.

Vanderbilt University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
11%
SAT Range
1440-1570
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,295/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$41,359/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,805Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
80
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Talented and intellegent
    28%
  • Ambitious
    25%
  • Rounded
    20%
  • Smart not nerdy, very friendly.
    8%
  • Lazy but intelligent
    6%
  • Stressed
    3%
  • Pre-professional
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.102 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Southern school with Ivy League standards
    47%
  • Work hard, play hard
    31%
  • Awesome
    9%
  • Shallow
    5%
  • A study in contrasts
    3%
  • Hip
    2%
  • Lazy
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $69,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    92%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    89%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.57 responses
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    Vanderbilt University Reviews

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    What I love about Vanderbilt is the commitment to creating a meaningful & memorable experience. Ever since stepping foot on campus - when I was met by my freshman Head of House and the Move Crew - I've been supported and welcomed. I've been encouraged to pursue my interests in and outside of the classroom and attended countless events.

    Sometimes it feels like there are too many things to get involved in, especially with the weight of academics on our shoulders, but not everyone experiences this the same way. One of my favorite things is the identity centers like the Women's Center, Black Cultural Center and KC Potter (LGBTQ) Center who provide students with fun and informative programming and the comforts of home. Plus, can you ever go wrong living at an arboretum?

    I mean this honestly (but always a little ironically), Anchor Down!
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    I have enjoyed each of my four years at Vanderbilt. The start of my career was rough, but thanks to the resources offered at Vanderbilt, I entered my second semester with refreshed energy and an improved outlook on my college career. I have been eager to continue challenging myself and my potential ever since. I applied my new life lessons and not only improved my academic performance but expanded my horizons. Sophomore year, I started a mentorship program through our pre-med society for upperclassmen to mentor underclassmen, and I joined a research team investigating PTSD therapies at the Veteran’s Hospital. In my Junior year, I advocated for required relationship education for student groups and organized on-campus facilitators to educate our peers. I also hosted an assembly at my high school for education and prevention of unhealthy relationships. Inspired by conquering my own failures, I found not only personal success, but also ways to educate and benefit others.
    Vanderbilt is an incredible institution that clearly cares about their students! I've felt safe, supported and cared for all four years that I've been here. The students and faculty are kind, prolific, brilliant and compassionate.