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.
Quick Facts about Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Large City Setting
Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
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