Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN, USA
4.44 Average Rating

Vanderbilt University was founded in 1873 as a private research university in Nashville, Tennessee. Academically, the university focuses on an interdisciplinary approach,  encouraging students to take courses from any of the 143 areas of study. The 330-acre urban campus offers four undergraduate schools, features more than three million volumes at the Jean and Alexander Heard library, and provides a variety of student research opportunities through the Vanderbilt University Summer Research Program. First-year students reside at the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, comprised of ten buildings designed to help students study alongside faculty and mentors.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
10%
Out of State Students
82%
0
100
11%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1498
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020
Other January 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
12,592
Total Number of Undergrads
6,885
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
88%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
93%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
7:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$23,295
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$52,906
Out-of-State Tuition
$52,906
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%
Average Aid Per Year
$39,081
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
500
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Nashville
New York
Atlanta
Washington
Chicago
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
67%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$69,000
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What Students Are Saying

4.44 Average Rating
If you're not rich, it's totally a different world you will be living in. (the Vandybubble) It's annoying but the experience and education is SO worth it. WE BLEED BLACK AND GOLD- LET'S GO DORES!
Z from Nashville, TN
Choosing to attend Vanderbilt was, quite honestly, one of the most wise decisions I have ever made in my short, 20 year life!!! Vanderbilt offers a wide variety of opportunities for all of it's students. From hosting a beautiful campus, to taking an active stance on student health, to making sure every students is represented, Vanderbilt offers not only a high-quality education, but also a well rounded program suited for any individual!!
Walisha from Louisville, KY

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