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Vanderbilt University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 48 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $959,572)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $227,872)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 35 Yes -
Baseball 36 - Yes -
Basketball 16 14 Yes Yes
Bowling - 10 Yes -
Football 105 - - -
Golf 9 8 Yes -
Lacrosse - 30 Yes -
Soccer - 31 Yes Yes
Swimming - 24 - -
Tennis 9 9 Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country 12 - - -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Squash - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Volleyball - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Weight Lifting - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.6%
Hispanic 4.3%
Non-resident alien 8.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 15.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 57.9%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 22
Liquor Law Violation 7
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 10
Property Crime 28
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Z from Nashville, TN
  • 4
  • Truthfully, Vandy is full of people who have never encountered the real world before so it's kinda interesting and slightly annoying putting up with the rich folk who have never…

  • May-24-2012 Read More
  • Walisha from Louisville, KY
  • 4
  • The dorms are not pent-house suites, but they are not prison cells, either. Freshman dorms are awesome, and there are other houses that offer very nice amenities and rooms- from…

  • May-31-2012 Read More
  • Patricia
  • 4
  • The dorms seem pretty nice as far as college dorms go-- there's a special first-year community housing project that all freshmen are required to live in, where each floor has…

  • Jul-30-2012 Read More
  • Chelsea from Nashville, TN
  • 3
  • Vanderbilt's freshman Commons is like Hogwarts--houses, professors and families living with you, pretty buildings. It's a great bonding experience to have an area of campus just for the freshman. Upperclass…

  • Sep-19-2012 Read More
  • from Charlotte, NC
  • 4
  • Personally the shared restrooms are not my thing, but starting sophomore year you get your own rooms, small but cozy.…

  • Jul-31-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Miaya from Simpsonville, SC
  • Apr-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I only visited for 3 days, but from what I can tell the food is tasty. However, they have special meal plans where you are only allowed to get a certain amount of food. Their cafeteria is not a buffet like the other schools I have visited.

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  • 5
  • A from Vandy
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a past student here

    By far the best selections ever. They are continuously updating choices and what is available. Especially the Commons area which can get old and tiring after eating there for an entire year because that is the closest option.

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  • 5
  • Justin from Smyrna, TN
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The university has several on-campus dining venues with several of them being at the teaching hospital. These include Taco Bell, Ben & Jerry's, Pizza Hut, and Subway, just to name a few. Also, Rand Hall Student Life Center is a cool hang out spot with a 3rd floor pool hall and bar -- fun to visit on game day.

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  • 4
  • Zachary from Knoxville, TN
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of food options, but after 2 years of the same food, I feel as though it is becoming repetitive.

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  • 5
  • Stephanie from Glenview, IL
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Vanderbilt has some of the best campus dining in the country! We also have a program that lets you use your meal plan at various restaurants around Nashville which is so great!

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  • 4
  • Savannah from Smyrna, TN
  • Dec-22-2013 I am a current student here

    For college, the food is pretty good. The freshman campus has its own dining hall with an awesome 21 meal plan. On main campus, there are a number of other dining options including the main cafeteria, The Pub, and Grins- our vegetarian/kosher cafe. Campus also boasts a number of munchie-marts and restaurants like Quiznos. One of the best parts about the meal plan, though is the ability to use it at over 20 restaurants near campus.

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  • 5
  • Arianna from Torrington, CT
  • Oct-24-2013 I am a current student here

    There are so many different food and dining options that are open at all times of the day, even at 4am for the study time munchies. Also, there is so much variety wherever you eat, that you never get bored.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Grad students at Vanderbilt can participate in a variety of flexible meal plans, that include credits that can be spent at some local restaurants and coffee shops as well. All of the delicious Vanderbilt food service areas (cafeterias, vegan cafe, coffee shops, pub, etc.) can be accessed with cash, though, so I don't know of any students in my program who committed to the meal plans.

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  • 5
  • M from NJ
  • Aug-31-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Certain restaurants in Nashville accept the meal plan, which is pretty cool. The dining facilities are brand new.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Miaya from Simpsonville, SC
  • Apr-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There is Greek Life at Vandy, but I think it is only around 40% of the student body. So, if you want to join you can, but there is no pressure to do so.

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  • 0
  • A from Vandy
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a past student here

    A MUST if you are a girl. 50% of all girls are. There is a greater push to be Greek at Vandy as well. Only about 40% of males.

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  • 0
  • Stephanie from Glenview, IL
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a pretty dominant thing on campus, but you can definitely still have a social life without joining.

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  • 0
  • Arianna from Torrington, CT
  • Oct-24-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a major part of campus life but if you are not involved it is not an anti-social decision because so many people are friends outside of sororities and fraternities.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-02-2013 I am a current student here

    I did my undergrad at a school that had no sororities or fraternities, so I find the hoopla at Vanderbilt to be pretty overwhelming. I've been assured by more knowledgeable friends that Vanderbilt is well known as a party school for undergrads, and its Greek scene is legendary. If you're into that sort of thing.

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  • 0
  • M from NJ
  • Aug-31-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Downfall for me is that you can't live in the sorority houses.

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  • 0
  • Spencer from Spring Hill, TN
  • May-24-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is one of the biggest parts about Vanderbilt. However, it's not make or break for your social life if you don't go Greek.

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