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Vanderbilt University
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  • 4 Year
  • NASHVILLE, TN

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

2101 WEST END AVENUE
NASHVILLE, TN 37240
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
From Vanderbilt University

Situated on a beautiful 340-acre campus in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University consists of 10 schools, four of which offer undergraduate programs. The combination of excellent academic rigor, a vibrant campus life, and an urban location attracts exceptionally talented students from around the world and consistently earns the university a top 20 ranking among the “Best National Universities” from U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt’s 7,000 undergraduate and 6,600 graduate students, coming from more than 95 countries, are continuously immersed in the multidisciplinary research and teaching that are at the heart of the campus community. Students take full advantage of campus life by engaging in more than 475 student organizations, a full range of study abroad programs, Division I athletics, and a variety of internship opportunities. The university meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students and financial aid awards do not include loans.

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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
12%
SAT Range
1470-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,804 / 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
$47,344 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
67%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 75 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 87 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 86 responses

Majors

Immersion Vanderbilt

The Immersion Vanderbilt program calls for each undergraduate to undertake a mentored immersive experience in and beyond the classroom. The project culminates in the creation of a final piece completed by the student under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Examples of immersive experiences include internships, study away, community engagement, and civic involvement.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    83%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,983 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
74
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
  • Talented and intellegent
    31%
  • Ambitious
    24%
  • Rounded
    19%
  • Smart not nerdy, very friendly.
    7%
  • Lazy but intelligent
    6%
  • Pre-professional
    3%
  • Hot nerd
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 105 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
  • Southern school with Ivy League standards
    46%
  • Work hard, play hard
    33%
  • Awesome
    9%
  • Shallow
    4%
  • A study in contrasts
    3%
  • Hip
    1%
  • Lazy
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
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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