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Vanderbilt is a private graduate school in Nashville, Tennessee. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 5,963 graduate students. Of the 98 graduate programs offered at Vanderbilt University, only 1 is offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Vanderbilt University are Law, Business, and Pediatric Nursing. 15% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
5,963
Part-Time Grad Students
888
Research Assistants
803
Teaching Assistants
431
Racial Diversity
  • White
    64%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    13.4%
  • African American
    6.9%
  • Hispanic
    5.3%
  • Asian
    5%
  • Multiracial
    3%
  • Unknown
    2.1%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Driven
    50%
  • Down-to-earth
    17%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • Intellectual
    17%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 6 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    67%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    17%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    17%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.6 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 6 responses
  • $100K+
    17%
  • $50K-$75K
    33%
  • $25K-$50K
    17%
  • <$25K
    33%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 6 responses
  • $50-$75K
    33%
  • Did not graduate yet
    67%
83%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.6 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$54,629
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,183
National
$949
Median Home Value
$474,708
National
$184,700
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I am admitted to the school of nursing in preparation mode for classes to begin. The organization of the program is excellent with details, ease of navigation, accessible to staff and professiors, and the provide so many resources for your success! They have thought of everything, so I can prepare to the fullest and once on campus, I will be able to focus on learning and achieving my degree.
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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Loved my experience! Great teachers, easy to access, clear cut goals in class, great clinical experiences.
Vanderbilt was a great graduate program. I got my master's in special education and learned so much!