Vanderbilt University, Nashville (VU)

Nashville, TN

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Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Vanderbilt University, Nashville Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 3
SAT / ACT Scores Due January 3
SAT II Scores Due January 3
College Will Notify April 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 12,463 15,885 28,348
Accepted 2,082 1,952 4,034
Acceptance Rate 17% 12% 14%
Enrolled 821 787 1,608

VU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.70 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(46% of Students Admitted to Vanderbilt University, Nashville Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 690 to 770
  • Math 710 to 790
  • Writing 670 to 770
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 770 790 770
Bottom 25th Percentile 690 710 670

ACT Scores

(63% of Students Admitted to Vanderbilt University, Nashville Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 32 to 35
  • Math 30 to 34
  • Composite 32 to 34
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 35 34 34
Bottom 25th Percentile 32 30 32

Vanderbilt University, Nashville Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Very Important
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies   Very Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 3 3
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 2
History 1 1
Math 3 4
Science 3 4
Social Studies 2 3
Lab 2 3
Electives 1 1

Vanderbilt University, Nashville Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 6,988 (97%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 208 (2%)

Vanderbilt University, Nashville Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 15)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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