Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN, USA

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
Student:Faculty Ratio
7:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
65%
20-39 Students
23%
40-99 Students
8%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
87%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
92%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
91%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
45%
54%
Ethnicity

African American
12%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
67%
Hispanic
2%
Unknown
10%

What Students Are Saying

4.45 Average Rating
Vanderbilt has the reputation of "work hard, play hard' and students here certainly live up to this statement. Many of the introductory courses like biology and calculus are considered to be "weed-out courses" that may surprise high-achieving high school students entering their freshman year. However, if you are able to keep up with your studies, go to office hours, and avoid procrastinating, it is very possible to do well and succeed in whatever area of study you would like to pursue
Andi from Chagrin Falls, OH
I most definitely spend a lot of time studying, and the courses are challenging, but the professors are wonderful and are always happy to help you out!!
Walisha from Louisville, KY
Top notch academics and the rigor to go with them. When people say the first semester is the most difficult, they are not kidding. Adjusting to the rigor of the classes here means studying steadily- no cramming- and maybe even a bit of *gulp* tutoring. All is well, there are many resources on campus the help you along in your classes to certify that your GPA does not tank.
C from Georgia
Saying classes here are hard is an understatement. You can take all the AP courses you want, but they still don't compare. College is all about learning how to study and maximize your intellectual potential.
Ryan from Bowling Green, KY
I cannot say for academic rigor yet, but Vanderbilt is a good college, so don't expect to coast through.
James from Anchorage, AK

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