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Tuition & Fees

$43,838

$43,838

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,963
Declined + 27,136
Total Received 31,099
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1  :  8

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Engineering
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies
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School Facts

Vanderbilt, founded in 1873, is a private university offering undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. Its 330-acre campus is located only a few miles from downtown Nashville.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 12,757
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1871
ACT 4036

Private (nonprofit)

6,835

undergraduate students

5,922

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
76%
600-699
19%
500-599
3%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
80%
600-699
15%
500-599
4%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
88%
24-29
9%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
79%
24-29
18%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
89%
24-29
9%
18-23
2%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Nashville, TN

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Nashville, TN

333-acre, urban campus in Nashville (population: 609,644). Served by air, bus, and commuter train. Public transportation serves campus.

Vanderbilt University
2201 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
86%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 30% of male students
 
16 sororities 55% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
88%
Top 1/4
95%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
76%
600-699
19%
500-599
3%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
80%
600-699
15%
500-599
4%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
88%
24-29
9%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
79%
24-29
18%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
89%
24-29
9%
18-23
2%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,963
Declined + 27,136
Total Received 31,099

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

John Gaines
Director of Admissions
P: 800 288-0432
F: 615 343-7765
admissions@vanderbilt.edu

Cost

Tuition $42,768
Room $9,392
Board $4,990
Additional fees $1,070
Books & supplies $1,370
Total $59,590
Average Financial Aid - $44,720
Total with Avg. Aid $14,870

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$44,720

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,823,433
State $2,196,717
Institutional $127,386,059
Other external $1,315,717
Total $135,721,926

Non-need-based

Federal $1,961,159
State $769,568
Institutional $17,366,726
Other external $1,071,302
Total $21,168,755

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southeastern Conference (Division I, Football I-A), American Lacrosse Conference (Division I, women's lacrosse only)
Mascot
Commodore
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Adult Nurse Practitioner Gerontology
Adult Psychology Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
African American/Diaspora Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Art Studio
Art/Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Audiology
Bassoon
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences/Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Science
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Business/Management/Marketing
Cancer Biology
Cell/Developmental Biology
Cello
Cellular/Molecular Pathology
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetics
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Biomolecular Engineering
Chemical/Physical Biology
Chemistry
Child Development
Child Studies
Civil Engineering
Clarinet
Classical Civilization
Classical Guitar
Classical Languages
Classics
Clinical Investigation
Clinical Management/Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Nurse Leader
Cognitive Studies
Communication Studies/Theatre
Communication of Science/Technology
Community Development Action
Community Research/Action
Composition/Theory
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Corporate Finance Specialization
Creative Writing
Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
Deaf Education
Divinity
Double Bass
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Environmental Sciences
Ecology/Evolution/Organismal Biology
Economic Development
Economics
Economics/History
Educational Leadership/Policy
Educational Policy
Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Elementary Education
Engineering Science
English
English Education
English Language Learners
Epidemiology
Euphonium
European Studies
Executive M.B.A.
Family Acute Care
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Psychology/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Film Studies
Finance
Flute
Forensic Nursing
French
French/European Studies
German
German/European Studies
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Harp
Health Care
Health Professions/Related Clinical Sciences
Health Systems Management
Health/Speech Sciences
Higher Education Administration
Higher Education Leadership/Policy
History
History of Art
Horn
Human Development Counseling
Human Genetics
Human Resources Development
Human/Organizational Development
International Education Policy/Management
Italian/European Studies
Jewish Studies
Laboratory Investigation
Latin American Studies
Latin American/Iberian Studies
Latino/Latina Studies
Law
Law/Business
Law/Economics
Law/Technology
Leadership/Policy Studies
Learning Diversity Urban Study
Learning/Instruction
Learning/Teaching/Diversity
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Management
Management Health Care
Marketing
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Physics
Medical Scientist Training
Medicine
Medicine Health/Society
Medicine/Health/Society
Microbiology/Immunology
Molecular Physiology/Biophysics
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Multiple Woodwinds
Music Arts/Teacher Education
Music Education
Music Performance
Musical Arts
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Neuroscience
Nurse Midwifery
Nurse/Midwifery
Nursing Informatics
Nursing Practice
Nursing Science
Oboe
Organ
Organizational Leadership
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Percussion
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Astronomy
Piano
Political Science
Portuguese
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psychology
Psychology/Human Development
Public Health
Public Policy Studies
R.N. to M.S.N.
Reading Education
Religion
Religious Studies
Russian
Russian/European Studies
Saxophone
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish/European Studies
Spanish/Portuguese
Spanish/Portuguese/European Studies
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Theatre
Theological Studies
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Viola
Violin
Visual/Performing Arts
Voice
Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

54%

6,835
students

Female
50%
3,406

Male
50%
3,429

Graduate

46%

5,922
students

Female
57%
3,376

Male
43%
2,546

undergraduateFull-time

98%

6,764
students

Female
50%
3,377

Male
50%
3,387

undergraduatePart-time

2%

71
students

Female
41%
29

Male
59%
42

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

30%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 53
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
India
Malaysia
Republic Of Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

John Gaines
Director of Admissions
800 288-0432
admissons@vanderbilt.edu

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