Vanderbilt University, Nashville (VU)

Nashville, TN

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Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Vanderbilt University, Nashville

VU Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Other: Theme housing.
Room & Board Expenses $13,818
Living On-Campus 85%
Living Off-Campus 15%

VU Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave Vanderbilt University, Nashville 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2011

College Life Rating

Vandy's long standing motto is: WORK HARD, PLAY HARD. As much as students are dedicated to their studies and to their extracurriculars, the social scene is still very much a big part of any Commodore's life. Whether you are Greek or just like to explore Nashville, if you're into science, chess, fasion, etc, you can have a wonderful time.


Former Student - Last Attended 1996

College Life Rating

Great music scene, strong greek life, competitive sports, and a diverse student body, it's truly a great way to spend four years. A typical weekend will find you attending a sporting event, followed by a party at a fraternity or club, capped off with time hitting the bars conveniently located around campus.


VU Campus Safety

Medical Center Emergency Department
(615) 322-2427
Campus Police
111 28th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37212

VU Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Commodore
School Song: Dynamite
School Colors: black and gold
Official Athletics Site: vucommodores.cstv.com
Athletic Facilities climbing wall, indoor track, swimming pool, weight and fitness room; badminton, basketball, racquetball, squash, and volleyball courts; football, soccer, softball, and intramural fields
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Southeastern Conference
Basketball: Southeastern Conference
Baseball: Southeastern Conference
Track: Southeastern Conference

Athletics Department at Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Athletic Director Name
Kevin Colon
Athletic Department Email
kevin.colon@vanderbilt.edu
Athletic Department Address
Athletic Director, Vanderbilt University, 2305 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203-1700

VU Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 20
Number of Sororities: 15
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 35%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 50%
Military Programs
ROTC Army
ROTC Navy
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

VU Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services

Other Services at Vanderbilt University, Nashville

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Lamar Alexander, Governor of Tennessee, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of Education, presidential candidate
  • Reverend Edward A. Malloy, president, Notre Dame University
  • Muhammad Yunus, founder, Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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Vanderbilt University, Nashville

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