Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Explore Vanderbilt University's Featured Profiles:

Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity Education

Tuition & Fees

$54,158

not including room and board

More Financial Details

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
720
75th
800
25th
750
75th
36
25th
34
75th
35
25th
31
75th
35
25th
33
More Admissions Details

undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

7

students

1

faculty

More Student Details

Extremely Selective

11%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,259
Declined 32,387
Total Received 36,646
More Admissions Details

Private

6,998

undergraduate students

6,920

graduate students

More Student Details

People Who Liked This School Also Liked…

Name Location
Duke University Durham, NC
Harvard University Cambridge, MA
Stanford University Stanford, CA
Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Brown University Providence, RI
Columbia University New York, NY
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
New York University New York, NY
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
University of Georgia Athens, GA
See All School Suggestions for You
CollegeXpress Logo
X
Get the latest college advice straight to your inbox.

By subscribing, I agree to receive CollegeXpress emails. I agree to make my information available to colleges and universities, scholarship programs, and other companies that have relevant/related offers.

Vanderbilt UniversityLogo Vanderbilt UniversityLogo

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 13,918
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Vanderbilt University
2201 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN
37240

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
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
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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.

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
90%
Top 1/4
7%
Top 1/2
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
720
75th
800
25th
750
75th
36
25th
34
75th
35
25th
31
75th
35
25th
33

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Extremely Selective

11%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,259
Declined 32,387
Total Received 36,646

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress

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

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

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress

Financial Aid

65%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$44,675

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,781
Room $11,540
Board $6,130
Additional fees $1,377
Books & supplies $1,194
Total $73,022
Average Financial Aid - $44,675
Total with Avg. Aid $28,347

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,165,622
State $2,265,580
Institutional $155,785,183
Other external $1,805,365
Total $167,021,750

Non-need-based

Federal $2,850,426
State $752,987
Institutional $19,843,816
Other external $1,488,854
Total $24,936,083

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress

Financial Facts

Net Price Calculator Visit calculator

Financial Aid Office


P: 800 288-0204
F: 615 343-8512
finaid@vanderbilt.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field x country

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, basketball, capoeira, climbing, cricket, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, golf, ice hockey, kung fu, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, spikeball, squash, swimming, tennis, trapshooting, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, baseball, capoeira, climbing, cricket, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, golf, ice hockey, kung fu, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, spikeball, squash, swimming, tennis, trapshooting, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, golf, kickball, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Finance.
Accounting.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Ancient Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Economics.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Astrophysics.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biostatistics.
Brass Instruments.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Child Development.
Civil Engineering, General.
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology.
Clinical Child Psychology.
Cognitive Science, General.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Community Organization and Advocacy.
Community Psychology.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Critical Care Nursing.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Development Economics and International Development.
Developmental and Child Psychology.
Divinity/Ministry.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education Policy Analysis.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
Engineering Science.
Engineering, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Epidemiology.
European Studies/Civilization.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
German Studies.
Health Services Administration.
Health Teacher Education.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Health/Medical Physics.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History, General.
History, Other.
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other.
Human/Medical Genetics.
International and Comparative Education.
Investments and Securities.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Keyboard Instruments.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems, General.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Materials Science.
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Informatics.
Medical Science/Scientist.
Microbiology, General.
Molecular Biology.
Molecular Physiology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Neuroscience.
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Science.
Oncology and Cancer Biology.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
Percussion Instruments.
Pharmacology.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Portuguese Language and Literature.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Psychology, General.
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Russian Language and Literature.
Science, Technology and Society.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, General.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Stringed Instruments.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Voice and Opera.
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
Women's Studies.
Woodwind Instruments.

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress

Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

13,918

total students

9%

in-state

91%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

50%

6,998
students

Female
51%
3,599

Male
49%
3,399

50%

6,920
students

Female
61%
4,245

Male
39%
2,675

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

6,894
students

Female
52%
3,554

Male
48%
3,340

1%

104
students

Female
43%
45

Male
57%
59

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: June 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 51
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Malaysia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress

Lists & Rankings

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress