Tuition & Fees

$47,664

$47,664

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
80%
600-699
15%
500-599
5%
700-800
75%
600-699
19%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
700-800
69%
600-699
26%
500-599
3%
400-499
2%
30-36
92%
24-29
6%
18-23
2%
30-36
80%
24-29
18%
18-23
2%
30-36
91%
24-29
8%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

7

students

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Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,415
Declined + 28,047
Total Received 31,462
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Private (nonprofit)

6,885

undergraduate students

5,707

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Engineering
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies
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Codes

SAT 1871
ACT 4036

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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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School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 12,592
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  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)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Nashville, TN

333-acre, urban campus in Nashville (population: 684,410). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Vanderbilt University
2201 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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 34% of male students
 
15 sororities 50% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
90%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
80%
600-699
15%
500-599
5%
700-800
75%
600-699
19%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
700-800
69%
600-699
26%
500-599
3%
400-499
2%
30-36
92%
24-29
6%
18-23
2%
30-36
80%
24-29
18%
18-23
2%
30-36
91%
24-29
8%
18-23
1%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,415
Declined + 28,047
Total Received 31,462

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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$49,242

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $46,500
Room $10,212
Board $5,372
Additional fees $1,164
Books & supplies $1,294
Total $64,542
Average Financial Aid - $49,242
Total with Avg. Aid $15,300

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,471,903
State $2,207,471
Institutional $146,497,366
Other external $2,022,423
Total $156,199,163

Non-need-based

Federal $1,957,209
State $749,728
Institutional $18,432,391
Other external $1,306,940
Total $22,446,268
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Brent Tener
Director of Financial Aid

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Badminton, Baseball, Capoeira, Cricket, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kung Fu, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Soccer, Spikeball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Trapshooting, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Badminton, Baseball, Capoeira, Cricket, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kung Fu, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Soccer, Spikeball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Trapshooting, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Golf, Kickball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weight Lifting

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Athletic Directors

David Williams (men's)
Vice Chancellor For Athletics And University Affairs And Athletics Director
email

Candice Storey Lee (women's)
Associate Vice Chancellor And Deputy Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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
Applied Clinical Informatics
Art/Art History
Asian Studies
Astrophysics
Audiology
Banking/Corporate Finance/Securities Law
Bassoon
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Chemical Biology
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences/Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Informatics
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
Cinema/Media Arts
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
Creative Writing
Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
Cyber Physical Systems
Deaf Education
Divinity
Double Bass
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Environmental Sciences
Ecology/Evolution/Organismal Biology
Economic Development
Economics
Economics/History
Education
Educational Leadership/Policy
Educational Policy
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Elementary Education
Engineering Science
English
English Education
English Language Learners
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sociology
Epidemiology
Euphonium
European Studies
Executive M.B.A.
Family Acute Care
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Psychology/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Flute
Forensic Nursing
French
French/European Studies
Genetic Counseling
German
German/European Studies
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Harp
Health Care
Health Professions/Related Clinical Sciences
Hearing/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
Interdisciplinary Materials Science
International Education Policy/Management
Italian/European Studies
Jewish Studies
Laboratory Investigation
Latin American Studies
Latin American/Iberian Studies
Latino/Latina Studies
Law
Law/Economics
Law/History/Society
Leadership/Learning in Organizations
Leadership/Policy Studies
Learning Diversity Urban Study
Learning/Design
Learning/Teaching/Diversity
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Management
Management Health Care
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
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 Composition
Music Performance
Musical Arts
Musical Arts/Teacher Education
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
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
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
Risk/Reliability/Resilience
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Engineering
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

12,592

total students

10%

in-state

90%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

55%

6,885
students

Female
51%
3,522

Male
49%
3,363

45%

5,707
students

Female
59%
3,370

Male
41%
2,337

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

6,805
students

Female
52%
3,483

Male
48%
3,322

2%

80
students

Female
49%
39

Male
51%
41

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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

29%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required 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 Required 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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
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

International Student Contact

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

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Lists & Rankings

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