Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
10%
Out-Of-State Students
90%
US States Represented
53
Countries Represented
47
Ethnicity
African American
10%
Asian/Pacific Islander
14%
Hispanic
10%
Native American
1%
White
48%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
5%
Percent of First Generation Students
12%
Student Organizations
500
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
94%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Commodore
School Colors
black and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southeastern Conference
Total Male Athletes
178
Total Female Athletes
165
Intramural Sports
16
Sports Club
53
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.45 Average Rating
Vanderbilt dining has won several awards for being outstanding in their quality of food and service. The campus consists of three main dining centers as well as several other smaller dining options to choose from. The food on Commons is considered to be the best on campus with a rotating menu of delicious options at the Chef's Table including salmon, steak, and pasta. This accompanies other options including the Wok, the Grill, the Pasta and Pizza station, as well as a soup and dessert section. Because of the multitude of options, it is difficult to get tired of this one dining center alone. The other dining center located in the Student Center has the Grill, Sandwich Station, Texmex, Lunch Paper, Chef's Bistro, and Bowls section which serves ancient grains with meat and vegetable toppings and ramen at night. Finally, the Kitchen has rotating menu of international cuisine as well as unique breakfast options. Other places to dine include Bamboo Bistro serving pho, Grins Vegetarian Cafe, the Pub serving traditional pub food, as well as cafes within libraries. In addition to the multitude of restaurant-quality options, there are also "munchie marts" that offer prepackaged food options for those on the go.
Andi from Chagrin Falls, OH
The food is amazing! Vanderbilt does an excellent job at providing numerous different choices for dining. Also, Vanderbilt is partnered with many restaurants (including Chilis, TGI Fridays, Wendys, Qdoba, etc) and they all take the Commodore Card!!
Walisha from Louisville, KY
There are two main dining halls on campus- one on the Commons and another on main campus called Rand. Both offer a variety of foods daily from Korean beef short-rib to pasta fagioli to chicken quesadillas. The larger dorms, such as Branscomb and Kissam, also offer cafeterias in their interiors open to all students. The Taste of Nashville program provides students with money each semester to dine at a variety of restaurants within walking distance from campus.
C from Georgia
From what I can tell of the Vanderbilt dining program, all of the food will be amazing! They have a great program called Taste of Nashville that lets you use your meal plan with partnering restaurants around Nashville, not just on campus.
James from Anchorage, AK
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.
A from Vandy

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