Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Tuition & Fees

$55,032

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
84%
600-699
13%
500-599
1%
400-499
0
700-800
90%
600-699
6%
500-599
2%
400-499
0
30-36
93%
24-29
5%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

7

students

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Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,402
Declined 33,908
Total Received 37,310
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Private

6,886

undergraduate students

6,245

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Vanderbilt University, founded in 1873, is a private university. Its 330-acre campus is located only 1.5 miles from downtown Nashville.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 13,131
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational

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333-acre, urban campus in Nashville (population: 691,243). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Nashville, TN
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Nashville International

Vanderbilt University
2201 West End Avenue
Nashville
37240

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Rites of Spring
  • Great Performances

Fun Facts

  • Contrary to popular belief, the character of Professor Keating in Dead Poets Society is not based on a Vanderbilt University teacher. A school alumnus did write the screenplay, but it was based on his experiences at a private high school.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
90%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
84%
600-699
13%
500-599
1%
400-499
0
700-800
90%
600-699
6%
500-599
2%
400-499
0
30-36
93%
24-29
5%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.84

Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,402
Declined 33,908
Total Received 37,310

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $52,781
Room & board $17,670
Additional fees $2,251
Books & supplies $1,194
Total $73,896
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field

Intramural Sports Men

Sand volleyball, Softball, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Sand volleyball, Softball, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Squash, Table tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water polo

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Racquetball, Rowing, Sailing, Squash, Table tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Brass Instruments
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Science
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Developmental and Child Psychology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics, General
Education, General
Education, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
History, Other
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Keyboard Instruments
Latin American Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Neuroscience
Percussion Instruments
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Science, Technology and Society
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
Woodwind Instruments
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

13,131

total students

11%

in-state

89%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

52%

6,886
students

Female
52%
3,551

Male
48%
3,335

48%

6,245
students

Female
60%
3,765

Male
40%
2,480

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

6,833
students

Female
52%
3,533

Male
48%
3,300

1%

53
students

Female
34%
18

Male
66%
35

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 97%
Student 4 year graduation rate 90%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
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

223

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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