Build skills for life at Vanderbilt
Situated on a beautiful 334-acre campus in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University consists of 10 schools, four of which offer undergraduate programs. The combination of excellent academic rigor, a vibrant campus life, and an urban location attracts exceptionally talented students from around the world and consistently earns the University a top 20 ranking among the “Best National Universities” from U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt’s 7,000 undergraduate and 6,400 graduate students, coming from more than 97 countries, are continuously immersed in the multidisciplinary research and teaching that are at the heart of the campus community. At Vanderbilt, 56% of undergraduates participate in academic research, and with a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, students have easy access to faculty. Vanderbilt students take full advantage of student life by engaging in more than 475 student organizations, a full range of study abroad programs, Division I athletics, and a variety of exciting internship opportunities. The University makes a commitment to meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students, with no need to take out loans.
Visual and performing arts flourish at Vanderbilt both inside and outside the classroom. Majors in the College of Arts and Science include Art, Cinema & Media Arts, History of Art, and Theatre. The Blair School of Music, an undergraduate-only school, offers conservatory-level training in Jazz Studies, Music Composition, Music Integrated Studies, Music Integrated Studies/Teacher Education, and Music Performance, all within the context of a strong liberal arts curriculum. Blair students enjoy access to world-class facilities, including superb acoustic spaces, performance halls, and sound-insulated studios. Students perform at Vanderbilt’s Neely Auditorium while they study acting, directing, dramatic literature, playwriting, theatre, history and criticism, and theatre design and technology. For students studying the visual arts, the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center boasts state-of-the-art lighting and an experimental gallery as well as several exhibition halls and informal meeting spaces.