Vanderbilt University, Nashville (VU)

Nashville, TN

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Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Vanderbilt University, Nashville Student Essentials

Vanderbilt University, Nashville Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Commodore
Nicknames: Vandy, VU
Website: www.vanderbilt.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $42,118
Out-of-State Tuition: $42,118
Retention Rate: 96%
Enrollment: 13,234
Year Established: 1873

About VU

Over nearly a century and a half, Vanderbilt University has developed a reputation for training leaders. Its graduates have made substantial contributions in virtually every field, from politics to professional sports. In fact, the school counts vice presidents, Academy Award winners, Rhodes scholars and Nobel Prize laureates among its graduates.

The breadth and quality of its academics alone make Vanderbilt University an appealing choice for many students. Vanderbilt administers its academics through 10 schools. Six of these schools offer graduate degree programs, while the remaining four offer both undergraduate and graduate study. About 130 degree programs are available in total.

As you might expect of a school with a total enrollment exceeding 12,000, college life at Vanderbilt is quite active. There are over 300 student organizations on campus, with numerous opportunities in the arts, athletics, student government and more. Greek life on campus is vibrant, featuring more than 35 fraternities and sororities.

In order to help with rising tuition costs, Vanderbilt University has recently overhauled its financial aid program. The university pledges to meet 100% of a student's demonstrated need, so that students don't have to borrow as much in order to reach their educational goals.

This new financial aid policy is reflected by the university's admissions policy, as well. Vanderbilt's admissions are need-blind, so financial need does not play a role in admissions decisions. All students are welcome to apply to the university, regardless of their financial background.

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VU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave Vanderbilt University, Nashville 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2011

Overall Rating

Overall, my Vanderbilt experience was unparalled. I liked most about my time at Vandy was all the different ways you could be involved on campus. There was such a great variety in student life that I never felt limited to a niche. If you are a prospie, def check out Greek Row :).


Former Student - Last Attended 1996

Overall Rating

Vanderbilt is truly a special place. The academics are top notch with small class sizes, engaged students, and passionate professors. Vanderbilt is in the unique position, not unlike Stanford and Duke, of being the academic powerhouse in a powerhouse athletic conference. Add to that the city of Nashville which is an amazing city to explore once the campus starts feeling small senior year. With students from all over the country sharing a unique experience, one quickly finds they have friends aroudn the country.


VU Map & Location

Vanderbilt University, Nashville
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240


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Getting Around VU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Nashville, TN

Winter
Dec
50
31
Jan
47
28
Feb
52
32
Spring
Mar
61
39
Apr
71
48
May
78
57
Summer
Jun
86
65
Jul
89
70
Aug
89
68
Fall
Sep
82
61
Oct
72
49
Nov
60
39

VU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 6,988
Freshman Class 1,600
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 13,234

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 66%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Unknown and Other: 10%
Latino 8%
African American 8%
Caucasian 66%
Asian 8%
Unknown and Other 10%

Undergraduate 53%
Graduate 47%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 49%
Men 51%
International 6%
Domestic 94%

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