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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

2101 West End Avenue Nashville, TN 37240
Phone: (615) 322-2561
Admissions Phone: (615) 322-2561
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Lauren from Cleveland, TN
  • Jan-04-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Make sure that the debt you accrue can be paid off by the job that you'll be able to obtain. I believe that all students are supposed to live on campus and have a meal plan all 4 years, which can add up. Make sure you're okay with spending that kind of money. It seems like it's surprising a party school. The students get drunk and have had sex in various public places. Oh, and there have been rapes to passed out girls so be careful how you act and who you call your friends.

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  • C from Georgia
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    If you're looking to get into Vandy, keep in mind that you need not only top grades but also meaningful (quality over quantity, unless the quantity is too small) community service and extracurricular experience. Show them that you care deeply about things unrelated to your GPA or class rank as well.

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  • Nisha from Madison, AL
  • Jun-17-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Make sure if you are waitlisted to keep talking to your counselor. they always help.

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  • Miaya from Simpsonville, SC
  • Apr-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Visit the campus first, you will definitely fall in love! And if you don't, then at least you will know the school is not for you.

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

    Look at Rate My Professor as an invaluable tool before deciding to take a class. When choosing classes, there is an advanced option you should use when trying to find a perfect class to fit certain restrictions (whether it be time during the day, fulfilling an Axle Requirement, etc.). Cannot stress enough to do research with professors there. Get connected. Go to office hours and talk to your professors as much as you can. By doing research with them, it helps even more. Make friends. Enjoy experiences otherwise not granted to you had you not went to such an affluent university.

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