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Vanderbilt University Admissions

Admissions Overview

Vanderbilt admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 9%. Students that get into Vanderbilt have an average SAT score between 1460-1560 or an average ACT score of 33-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Vanderbilt is January 1. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Vanderbilt early decision deadline is November 1.

Will You Get In?

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
9%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
24%
Total Applicants
37,310
SAT Range
1460-1560
SAT Reading
710-760
SAT Math
750-800
Students Submitting SAT
49%
ACT Range
33-35
ACT English
34-36
ACT Math
31-35
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
52%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
No data available  
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$50
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Recommended
Poll
72%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant. 39 responses
Poll
77%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers. 39 responses

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